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DIT Computer Science student wins Global Undergraduate Award

Posted: 7 September, 2016

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 category.  The title of his award-winning submission was “Identifying Mood by Analysing Keystroke Dynamics”.  

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.

Each year the Undergraduate Awards invite submissions in twenty-five subject categories from students who are in their final or penultimate year in Ireland and around the world.  Students whose submissions are judged to be in the top 10% of their category receive the accolade of Highly Commended.  This year, ten DIT students achieved this distinction:

 

  • Sayed Ahmad Saeed, DT004 Civil Engineering, in the Built Environment category
  • Gordon Geraghty, DT413 Event Management in the Business category
  • Niamh Mohan, DT420 Nutraceuticals for Health and Nutrition in the Life Sciences category
  • Marta Pisarska, DT204 Biomedical Science in the Life Sciences category
  • Matthew Tan, DT226A Biomolecular Science in the Life Sciences category
  • Rosanna Keane, DT 223 Human Nutrition and Dietetics in the Medical Sciences category
  • Karen Duggan, DT 223 Human Nutrition and Dietetics in the Medical Sciences category
  • Grace Enemaku, DT545/4 Design/Visual Communications in the Visual Arts & Design category
  • Natalia Marzec, DT559 Photography in the Visual Arts & Design category
  • Paulina Biskup, DT545 Design/Visual Communications in the Visual Arts & Design category

 

Catherine Roche from AIB presenting Tomas Higgins with the Award for the 'Most Innovative Use of Open Data' at the School of Computing Project Fair in April 2016