The Irish AIPO Team clinched it's first medal in five years at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) with Richard Tynan being awarded a Bronze medal after two days of fiercely competitive programming among 311 high school students from around the world.
The All-Ireland Programming Olympiad team were selected after an intense 3 day training camp held here in the School of Computing. Richard, along with Daniel Mulcahy, Áron Hoffman, Conor Griffin and team leaders, Gary Conway and Ximo Planells flew to hot and humid Taiwan last week for a week of advanced algorithmic problem solving, cultural trips and A/C chasing.
The CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content at DCU and Microsoft Research have collaborated to develop a live tweet translation streaming service for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
700 Natural Language specialists are to visit Dublin for the CNGL-hosted COLING 2014 Conference, which will run from 23-29 August at The Helix, DCU. COLING 2014 - the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics - promises a stimulating programme reporting latest advances in computational linguistics. The event covers a broad spectrum of technical areas relating to natural language and computation.
After several selection rounds of the All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (http://aipo.computing.dcu.ie/) four young men from around Ireland are off to pit their wits against the best in the world in a very 21st century competition, the International Olympiad in Informatics (http://www.ioi2014.org/). And the remarkable thing is all of them are still in secondary school!
Competing against over 300 students from 86 other countries in the beautiful and exotic city of Taipei in Taiwan, Team Ireland consists of:
Richard Tynan (19yrs) from Cistercian College, Roscrea
Áron Hoffman (17yrs) from Luttrellstown Community College, Dublin
Conor Griffin (18yrs) from Ardscoil Ris, Limerick
Daniel Mulcahy (17rs) from Gonzaga College, Dublin