May 1, 2017

UTSA CS Senior Receives Best in Show Award at 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase

Over 100 students from all disciplines came together to present their current research at the 2017 UTSA Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase.


UTSA senior computer science major Bilal Siddiqui received the “Best in Show” award for his research titled “Transient Fault Recovery in Relation to Redundancy.”


Under the supervision of Dr. Dakai Zhu and Dr. Abdullah Muzahid, Siddiqui’s research explored solutions for resolving transient faults (soft errors) from an architectural point of view due to inherent performance advantages. Improving reliability will become increasingly important as emerging technologies put more stress on finite computer resources.


Siddiqui extensively utilized the Real-Time and Embedded Systems (RTES) Lab to conduct his research. He also had support from Dr. Wei Wang (Computer Science) and Dr. Sue Hum (English Department) in the writing and review of his submitted thesis.