Seán Jennings, a DITSoC Graduate has been named as the regional winner in the Computer Science category for the The Undergraduate Awards. Seán has been awarded this prestigious title for his final year project, a Crime Prediction Web Application entitled ‘CrimAnalytics’. As the regional winner Seán will now go on to compete at the UA Global Summit to be held at in Dublin from the 7th-9th November. Seán was also the recent recipient of the the SAP Ireland sponsored Luan O'Carroll Innovation Award at the School's Project Fair in April.
This is the third year in a row that DIT School of Computing has had a student reach this level of the competition. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme. By making this list, these DIT students are now in the top 10% in their respective fields worldwide.
Commenting on this year's DIT winners, Dr Brenda Cullen Executive Director at The Undergraduate Awards said, “It is an immense achievement for undergraduate students to benchmark their work globally. To be recognised for their creativity and innovative approach within their discipline can only propel them to become global thinkers and potential change-makers. We are very appreciative of the support of the global academic community who work closely with The Undergraduate Awards to identify these impressive students”
This year the Undergraduate Awards Programme received a record number of 6,432 submissions from students in 299 Institutions across 47 countries. The programme was split into seven regions: Africa & the Middle East; Asia; Europe; Island of Ireland; Latin America; Oceania; and USA & Canada. The highest performing Highly Commended Entrant in each Region is named a Regional Winner of their category.