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Sarah Conway wins the Maurice F. FitzGerald Prize 2013

14 February 2014

FitzGerald Prize 2013
Pictured is the winner of the Maurice F FitzGerald Prize 2013, Sarah Conway (Computer Engineering) with Trustees - Provost, Professor Patrick Prendergast, Mr Finbar Callanan (former Director General of Engineers Ireland), Assistant Professor Michael Brady (School of Computer Science and Statistics), Associate Professor Brian Foley (Head of the School of Engineering) and Assistant Professor Ciaran Simms (Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning - School of Engineering) at Trinity College Dublin on Friday, 14th February, 2014.

This prize was instituted in 1961 by a bequest from Anna Maria Fitzgerald and is awarded annually, where sufficient merit is shown, on the nomination of Trustees based on the results at the final examination for the degree of B.A.I. at Trinity College, Dublin.  Candidates must have achieved distinction during the engineering course and be making satisfactory progression of their knowledge in the profession of engineer.

Sarah completed the Computer Engineering undergraduate degree course with the highest overall average result in her class and was awarded a Gold Medal as well as the Wright and the MacNeill prizes.  She is currently working towards a Masters in Computer Engineering (M.A.I.) which involves significant research in the field of computer vision, an area concerning the processing, analysis and understanding of images.  The work in this field is critical in numerous applications across many fields.  Following this, Sarah intends to spend a few years gaining working experience before, perhaps, returning to college to complete a Ph.D.

The Trustees for this prize include the Provost, Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Associate Professor Brian Foley (Head of the School of Engineering), Assistant Professor Ciaran Simms (Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning – School of Engineering), Assistant Professor Michael Brady (School of Computer Science and Statistics) and Mr Finbar Callanan (former Director General of Engineers Ireland).

 

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