The seventh annual DCU Wall took place on 27th May 2015 in the John & Aileen O’Reilly Library in DCU. This event celebrates and recognizes the successes of twelve graduates. The Alumni Wall was first launched in 2008 to celebrate the outstanding professional and personal achievements of our graduates, as nominated by DCU staff and alumni.
This year 2 Computer Applications graduates Noel King (BSc Computer Applications 2003 and MSc 2005) and Sean Mac Roibeaird (BSc Computer Applications, 1987) were nominated and will feature on the DCU Alumni wall for the next twelve months.
Congratulations to Laura Browne, winner at the first ever Intel Galileo 3rd Level Technology Competition on Friday 1st May. This competition was open to all 3rd level undergraduate students in all Ireland and Laura, a Computer Applications student, stormed to overall victory.
The competition invited students to create projects based on the Irish designed Intel Galileo board. The Intel Galileo board is the first in a family of Arduino – certified development and prototyping boards based on Intel architecture and specifically designed for markets, students, educators and DIY electronics enthusiast.
The 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.
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.