More good news for the School of Computing. The M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce has been ranked 14th, globally, and first in Ireland out of 4,000 programmes, by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking. Twelve years ago, Professor Alan Smeaton and Professor Brian Leavy from the DCU Business School set up this programme which at the time was novel in its content and in the introduction of the Practicum. The program has consistently pulled in strong numbers of students year after year. It has continued to grow successfully and demand is always high for places on the programme.
The All Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) sponsored by Fidelity Investments and held at DCU kicks off again this January with the aim of finding more talented young programmers among our second-level school goers. We hope to build on our medal success from last year when Richard Tynan from Roscrea won a bronze medal at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Taiwan.
This year’s IOI is being held in the beautiful city of Almaty between July 26th and August 2nd, 2015. Almaty, also known as Alma-Ata meaning 'Full of Apples' is located in a beautiful Trans-Ili Alatau mountain area of southern Kazakhstan.
First year CPSSD students, Conor and Darragh Griffin stormed to victory at this year's UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition held in the School of Computing, DCU on Saturday. The twins finished first out of 10 other Undergraduate teams around the country and placed a very respectful 15th out of all 70 UK and Irish University teams. This is the first time DCU has been the Irish host site for the competition and great to get home success in it's first year of hosting.