Aberdeen student wins top IT title

Aberdeen student wins top IT title

An Aberdeen student has scooped a prestigious industry award which recognises young talent in the software sector.

University of Aberdeen graduate Adam Wilson was awarded Second Prize at the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards which took place on the 9 October at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh.

Presented by Scotland IS, the trade body for software, telecoms and IT in Scotland, the awards honour the best undergraduate software projects from across Scotland. 

Adam was chosen from 16 submissions from other Scottish Higher-Education institutions, for his project "Case-Based Reasoning in Intensive Care" (C-BRIC).

The projects were judged against criteria including level of innovation, commercial or social relevance and quality of engineering

Academics from the University nominated Adam for the esteemed accolade which saw him take home a £1000 prize and a trophy.

28 year old Adam, who graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computing Science in July this year, is currently working with IT organisation, LOGICA, in Aberdeen.

Adam said: "I am honoured to have received this accolade in recognition of my final year undergraduate software project.  It's fantastic to have my academic efforts recognised through achieving this award which has given me a great boost of confidence as I begin my career in the IT industry."

Dr Wamberto Vasconcelos, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, who nominated Adam for the award said: "It is always rewarding to see students set themselves high standards and achieve deserved recognition for their efforts.  Competing against a high calibre of entries from across Scotland, Adam's award win is an outstanding achievement which reflects the strong talent which the University is breeding within the IT sector."

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