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CSE: Cybersecurity Student Applies Studies to Win School-Led Chess Tournament

The School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted a chess tournament that pitted the minds, not computer software, of Georgia Tech researchers against one another.

In the end, M.S. student Meenakshi Manikandaswamy became the tournament champion on Feb. 21 by defeating Ph.D. candidate Ziyi (Francis) Yin. M.S. student Anisha Tripathi received the tournament’s best new player award.

“I am thrilled to be this tournament’s champion,” Manikandaswamy said. “I appreciate CSE for organizing this event and giving me the opportunity to participate. The tournament was well run and a fun experience.”

Manikandaswamy studies cybersecurity under Professor Mustaque Ahamad, who holds joint appointments in the School of Computer Science and the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy.

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