ComputeTY Wins President’s Award for Engagement 2015

PresidentsAward2015The School of Computing were celebrating another award at the Helix recently when they received the President’s Award for Engagement.  The ComputeTY team, Dr. Jennifer Foster, Gary Conway and Christine Stears were delighted to have been chosen as the overall winners out of a pool of 40 nominees.

The award recognises outstanding contributions by staff and student to the engagement mission of DCU.  Engagement is defined widely to embrace civic engagement, public engagement, enterprise engagement, sustainability engagement and student engagement.

Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for CNGL/ADAPT Researcher


Dr Zhengwei Qiu has won a top award for his PhD thesis titled "A Lifelogging System Supporting Multimodal Access". His work was chosen, by the editorial team of Journal of Documentation, as the winner of the 2014 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Information Science category.

Among the prizes included in this award are a €1,500 cash prize and the prospect of publication in the Journal of Documentation.

CPSSD Team wins Irish Intercollegiate Programming Contest

IrlCPC 2015 WinnersTop programming honours in Ireland once again goes to our CPSSD students, Conor Griffin, Darragh Griffin and Terry Bolt for winning the 2015 Irish Intercollegiate Programming Contest (IrlCPC) in UCC at the weekend.

The first year undergraduate CPSSD students build on their previous UKIEPC success from earlier this year to prove that School of Computing, DCU is attracting the best young programmers in the country to its unique undergraduate degree.

Conor, Darragh and Terry held off 30 other collegiate teams from 10 different institutions around the country to win the competition with a score of 45 points out of 50. They posted a perfect score for 4 out of the 5 algorithmic problems with the 5 points they squeezed out of the 5th problem being the difference between the CPSSD team and the two runner-up teams from NUIM.

Nationwide search for top young problem solver at Linguistics Olympiad

Ireland's top young problem solvers competed in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad 2015 at DCU

Ireland’s top young problem solvers pitted their wits against the languages of the world at the national final of the ADAPT All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad at Dublin City University on 24 March 2015.

The contest aims to identify Ireland’s leading young language decoders by challenging students to use their ingenuity to solve complex puzzles in unfamiliar languages. The prize for the top four sleuths is the opportunity to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Bulgaria in July 2015.

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