Computer engineering graduate enriched his Clemson Experience with supercomputer research

December 19, 2022

A Clemson University senior is headed to December 2022 graduation on a high note after winning a student research competition at a leading supercomputer conference.

David Krasowka ’22 was a first-place finisher at the Association for Computer Machinery’s SC22 conference.

David Krasowska graduates this month with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering under Peter Dinda at Northwestern University.

Krasowska’s path through Clemson underscores how research enriches the undergraduate experience and helps prepare students to be leaders and innovators of the future. He has been conducting research with Jon Calhoun, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Their work together focuses on lossy compression in high-performance computing for scientific applications. Lossy compression is a technique that involves discarding the least important information to reduce the amount of data for storing and processing.

Krasowska’s victory in the Student Research Competition at the Association for Computing Machinery’s SC22 conference marked a comeback for him. He said the poster he had submitted a year earlier had been rejected for SC21.

“This year, I put in even more effort and more time — a good chunk of the summer — and we got accepted,” he said. “A few weeks later, I got an email that I was a best poster candidate.”

The number of competitors was whittled to three by November when they gathered at a Dallas convention center for the conference. To win, Krasowska gave a presentation on his research and answered judges’ questions.

The winning poster was titled “Statistical Prediction of Lossy Compression Ratios for 3D Scientific Data.”

As the first-place finisher, Krasowska will advance to the next round, where he will face off against the winners of other Student Research Competitions that were held at other Association for Computing Machinery conferences.

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