Carnegie Mellon University
April 17, 2019

MSE Team Takes Home Top Architecture Prize

By Josh Quicksall

A team of graduate students from the Institute for Software Research’s Master of Software Engineering Professional Programs claimed 2nd place at the 2019 Student IT Architecture Competition (SAIC) in Seattle, Washington.

The competition, now in its fourth year, pitted 51 student teams against one another to develop software architecture for an anti-bullying report and support system. Assigned a veteran industry mentor, each team was responsible for numerous deliverables ranging from scoping to architectural diagrams to execution plans.

Sponsored by numerous tech players - including Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, REI, and others - the event drew more than 51 teams from ten universities. At the end of the day, it was the Carnegie Mellon team members Jian Fu (MSE), Rishabh Panwar (MSIT-SE), and Suryansh Soni (MSIT-SE) who rose above, claiming second place for their submission.

Travis Breaux, Director of the Master of Software Engineering Professional Programs, noted “It’s great to see our masters students receiving such prestigious recognition for their hard work in our program. The industry support for this competition further shows how critical software architecture is to the future of information technology.”

To learn more about the SAIC, please visit the event website.