CIT Computing Student wins Global IEEE Prize

CIT Computing Student wins Global IEEE Prize

Published on: Thursday, 19 November 2015









Dylan Smyth, a recent graduate of the BSc (Hons) in Software Development and Computer Networking programme, has won the second place prize in the global IEEE COMSOC student competition. Dylan's final year undergraduate project was placed ahead of MSc and PhD entries from Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins University and many more internationally-renowned universities.

Here is a link to a video that very briefly describes Dylan’s project.



All projects were evaluated by an international committee made up of IEEE experts and the evaluation process was organised in two rounds. In the first round, 39 projects were ranked by the committee who evaluated five different aspects, namely: social impact, technical content, originality, practical applicability and quality of presentation. In the second round, committee members voted for the best two among the top nine ranked in the first phase. Finally, the Committee Chairs Prof. Stefano Bregni and Prof. Nelson Fonseca selected the best entries ranked out of second round and confirmed the results.

Dylan is currently a Rísam scholar and is undertaking a PhD in the Department of Computing under the supervision of Dr Donna O’Shea, Dr Seán McSweeney and Dr Victor Cionca.

Tim Horgan, Head, Department of Computing said "This is a fantastic achievement by Dylan, who has demonstrated on a global stage, that the quality of student graduating from the department is of the highest standard.”

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