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KMi’s Duygu selected as a Research Spotlight Competition Finalist

Duygu Simsek, Thursday 29 May 2014

On Thursday 22 May 2014, BCS (British Computing Society) London office held the 10th Hopper Colloquium. UCL (University College London) presented the Hopper colloquium this year; which was sponsored by IBM and BCS. It was a 1 day event that celebrated women in computing with women speakers talked about their research in computer science and related fields; to give an insight into careers in the industry and provide networking opportunities for the researchers in computing.

Unlike previous years’ poster competitions, this year, Hopper Colloquium held a Research Spotlight Competition for post-graduate students (from MScs to Post-Docs). KMi’s Duygu sent an abstract about her research 2 months ago. Organisers reported that the standard of submissions was extremely high and they received over 35 applications. Duygu has been selected as a finalist like other 11 postgraduates around the UK. She presented her research in 4 minutes during the colloquium and received a cash prize from IBM for being selected as a finalist.

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