DT228 Student wins Global Undergraduate Award

DIT student Tomas Higgins has won the prestigious Global Undergraduate Award for 2016 in the Computer Science category. 

Tomas Higgins, BSc in Computer Science at DIT and Global winner of Undergraduate Award

Tomas was one of just nine undergraduates worldwide who were Highly Commended in the Computer Science category.  The title of his award-winning submission was “Identifying Mood by Analysing Keystroke Dynamics”.  

To make the shortlist means you are not just at the top of your field in Ireland but are at the top of your field globally as the shortlist itself included students from Durham University and Nanyang Technological University amongst others. Tomas follows on from DT228 graduates Deirdre Corr and Sanita Tientale who were both nominated in the Computer Science category last year.

Tomas was also the recepient of one of the top prizes at the Schools Project Fair in April taking home the most Innovative use of Open Data Award.

Tomas Higgins receiving the 'most innovative use of Open Data' Award at the School's Project Fair

The list of 2016 winners was announced yesterday and the presentation of awards will take place in November at the Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin.

For More Information Visit: Undergraduate Awards

DIT School of Computing September 2016

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