In a recent paper published in the International Journal of Parallel Programming, Yousun Ko, Minyoung Jung, Yo-Sub Han and Bernd Burgstaller presented techniques to parallelize memberships tests for Deteministic Finite Automata (DFAs). With the use of the Intel Academic Program Manycore Testing Lab, the team was able to conduct experiments to drive research conclusions.
These events can show non-coders new potential, teach effective software development practices, help students acquire specific technology and interpersonal skills, and bridge the gap between academia and the real world. In school, you learn and then apply; in the real world, you have to apply without learning. These events help participants “learn how to learn,” learning through application.