DIT Student wins Undergraduate Award 2013


26 September 2013: A DIT student has won an Undergraduate Award 2013 in the Computer Sciences and Information Technology section.

Zhixiao Wang was awarded for his piece “Cryptography E-Learning Platforms”.

Zhixiao has just completed a BSc in Computer Science at DIT and is now working as a developer. He completed an internship in 2011 in autonomous robotics and is also an expert at Rubik’s Cube (holding a world record from one of the Rubik’s Cube events).

Two winners were selected in each academic category – one from Ireland and one from the international community. The international winner was Razvan Ranca of the University of Edinburgh for his project “Reconstructing Shredded Documents”.

Seven DIT students were shortlisted for the awards – as well as Zhixiao’s medal for his win, the other DIT undergraduates will receive Highly Commended certificates.

To be included in the shortlist is a great achievement as it places those students among the top 10 per cent of submissions received in their category worldwide.

The Undergraduate Awards recognises the best students in the world and to connect them to one another so as to encourage inter-disciplinary cooperation that transcends borders.  The winners will be invited to participate in the UA Global Summit, which takes place in Dublin from November 13 – 15.


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