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Microsoft Postgraduate Research Scholarships awarded to DCU students
Monday 21 January 2008

Liam Cronin, John Tinsley
Gavin O'Gorman, Bipin Kumar, Aiden Doherty and Andy Way
Liam Cronin, John Tinsley Gavin O'Gorman, Bipin Kumar, Aiden Doherty and Andy Way

In 1995, Microsoft Corporation together with a US-based philanthropic trust established an endowment fund to support postgraduate research scholarships within the School of Computing at DCU.

The scholarship provides additional financial support for postgraduate research students carrying out excellent research. The research involved may be, but is not necessarily, in an area aligned with Microsoft Corporation’s business interest.

The School of Computing, on behalf of the endowment, awards the scholarship to suitable students on an annual basis. The recipients of the scholarship are expected to provide a brief report on their research during their year in receipt of the scholarship, and to make a short presentation to the school.

For the academic year 2007—08, the Research Committee of the School of Computing at DCU, together with input from Microsoft Ireland, has awarded four students with a Microsoft Postgraduate Scholarship for 2007/08.

Two full scholarships worth €3221 will be awarded to:

Aiden Doherty (supervisor: Prof. Alan Smeaton) – automatic structuring and augmentation of a lifeLog of images

Gavin O’ Gorman (supervisor: Dr. Stephen Blott) – overlay networks for message routing control

In addition, two half scholarships of €1610 will be awarded to:

John Tinsley (supervisor: Prof. Andy Way) – exploiting parallel tree banks to improve data-driven machine translation

Bipin Kumar (supervisor: Dr. Martin Crane) – modelling fluid flow and its interaction with coastal structures

Liam Cronin, Academic Engagement Manager in Microsoft Ireland, commented: "Education is one of the most important pillars for Ireland's continued economic development. It's vital that we support the connection between the world of education and the world of business, to ensure we continue to bring new ideas and expertise, that can help drive innovation and entrepreneurship. Our support for Dublin City University and the postgraduate research students in the School of Computing is recognition of the importance of that link."

We wish to thank Microsoft for their continued generous support of the research carried out in the School of Computing.

For further information on these scholarships, please contact the School of Computing Research Convenor, Prof. Andy Way, away@computing.dcu.ie.