DIT's annual Postgraduate Research Conference was held in Aungier Street on 9/10 September, show-casing the wide range of research currently underway in every faculty in the Institute. The Conference was opened by DIT's new President, Professor Brian Norton, and was attended by students, academic and research staff.

Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT(Photo: Jimmy Robinson)

Two awards were announced for the best presentations made during the conference. Dube Kudakwashe, a PhD student in Computer Science won the award for the best oral presentation. Dube is supervised by Dr. Bing Wu and Professor Jane Grimson (TCD). The award for best poster presentation was won by Deborah Vicuna, PhD student in Food Science and Environmental Health. Deborah is supervised by Dr. Renee Malone, Dr. Gray Henehan and Professor Philip Dix (NUIM).

Presentation at the conference(Photo: Jimmy Robinson)

Congratulating the award winners, Mr. Bob Kavanagh, head of Graduate Studies and Research in DIT, said the organisers were extremely impressed with the standard of presentations and with the interest generated by the conference. "This inaugural postgraduate research conference has been very successful and it will now become an annual event in DIT. In addition to all the participants, we would particularly like to thank HEAnet and DIT's ICT Services for enabling the proceedings to be broadcast live on the web. This meant that some of our colleagues working on other campus sites - and other interested parties - could tune in during the two days if they were unable to attend in person".

The broadcast will be archived and made available on this website shortly.

Posters on display in Aungier Street
(Photo: Jimmy Robinson)

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