Tuesday, 24. November 2009 24.11.09 15:17 Age: 8 Jahre

International Graduate School of the University of Paderborn awards prize to young scientist

The Young Scientist Award, organized by six North Rhine-Westphalian International Graduate Schools, was awarded for the fourth consecutive time on the 20th of November 2009. The Graduate Schools give the Young Scientist Award to talented and promising young scientists in their respective research areas, who have demonstrated excellence by publishing in a scientific journal during their master or degree studies.

The International Graduate School of the University of Paderborn awarded the prize in the category Dynamic Intelligent Systems. The 2009 awardee is the Austrian computer scientist Christian Häubl, who received the 1500 Euro award for his pubication titled "Optimized Strings for the Java HotSpotTM VM". The publication resulted from his master thesis with the same title and was published in the proceedings of the International Conference on the Principles and Practice of Programming in Java. His article also received the Best Paper Award 2008. Christian Häuble is alumnus of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and is currently completing a second master degree in networks and security.

Dr. Michael Stückradt, State Secretary of the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia, handed over the awards to the six nominees at a celebratory event in the Karl-Arnold House of Sciences in Düsseldorf. In his speech he stressed the success of the NRW International Graduate Schools, that have meanwhile expanded to seventeen NRW Research Schools. He noted that the schools not only contribute significantly to the internationalisation of the North Rhine-Westphalian university landscape, but also contribute significantly to the innovative research in the state.

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