Press Release – August 26, 2016
Two PhD students studying IT have just received travel awards from the Stibo-Foundation to visit two of the world’s best universities, in Paris and Texas.
PhD students Thomas Dybdahl Ahle and Andreas Trier Poulsen are studying IT and computer science, and have been awarded Stibo Foundation travel awards totalling DKK 138,500. The grants will enable two talented IT students to travel and learn even more at the University of Texas and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
The two students are:
- Thomas Dybdahl Ahle, taking his PhD at the IT University of Copenhagen, who will receive DKK 82,000 for a five-month visit to the University of Texas. His thesis is on randomized algorithms for similarity searching in large data bases. The award will enable Thomas Dybdahl Ahle to visit one of the world’s most promising young researchers at the University of Texas.
- Andreas Trier Poulsen is taking his PhD at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. His specialist field is Machine Learning for EEG Devices. He will receive DKK 56,500 for a visit to the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
The purpose of his visit to the university in Paris is to gain international experience as part of Andreas’s PhD studies of the analysis and prediction of mental states based on EEG (electroencephalography). The École Normale Supérieure in Paris is a leading centre of research into consciousness.
“It is one of the Stibo-Foundation’s purposes to support scientific research and Danish business, with a natural focus on IT and computer science as a pivotal field to strengthen competitiveness, both in the Stibo group and the Danish society. That is why it is important to support the IT talents of the next generation,” says Ole P. Kristensen, Dr. Scient.Pol. and Chairman of the Board of the Stibo-Foundation.
Background for the travel awards
The travel awards are awarded once a year by the Stibo-Foundation, the owner of the Stibo group. The company is more than 200 years old, and has its roots in the printing business.
Far-sighted ownership through the Stibo-Foundation has made it possible to focus on innovation and development. The Stibo group is now a global company with more than 600 employees in IT, and it is one of the largest software workplaces in Denmark.
“Today, Stibo is a strong Danish-owned company that operates round the globe. There is a strong demand for highly qualified researchers with a global perspective, so it is natural for the Stibo-Foundation to support the best IT talents in Denmark through travel awards,” says Ole P. Kristensen.
Candidates for travel awards are recommended by their supervisors at the universities. Based on the recommendations, the Board of the Stibo-Foundation selects those who will receive a travel award.
Further information can be obtained from:
The Chairman of the Board of the Stibo-Foundation, Ole P. Kristensen, tel.: +45 4010 7701,
Read more at www.stibo.com.
Thomas Dybdahl Ahle, who is taking his PhD at the IT University of Copenhagen, has been awarded DKK 82,000 from the Stibo-Foundation for a visit to the University of Texas.
Andreas Trier Poulsen is taking his PhD at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. He has been awarded DKK 56,500 for a visit to the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
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