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Computing student recognised at national conference for iPad app


A student from Robert Gordon University’s School of Computing has received first prize at a national conference for the development of an iPad application.

MSc Computing Information Engineering student, Wuraola Jinadu (24) from Aberdeen, presented her work at the British Computing Society’s Lovelace Colloquium 2012, held at the University of Bath.

The Lovelace Colloquium is an annual event for female computer science students from across the UK and is named after Ada Lovelace – a British computing pioneer. The Colloquium provides a forum for women to share their ideas and network, listen to inspiring talks and receive careers advice from a female perspective.

Wuraola presented work on the development of her ‘iPad Class Diagram Editor’ application designed to help students create, edit and share diagrams in lectures and tutorials.

She comments:

“I’m delighted to have won first prize at such a high profile event which has given me a great boost for my final dissertation. The conference was a very informative experience and provided a great platform to meet with and talk to successful women with computing careers. The encouragement given to women to pursue careers in IT was fantastic.”

Dr Julian Bass, a Lecturer at the School of Computing and Wuraola’s dissertation supervisor, adds:

“Enterprises are now creating business-critical applications using tablet and mobile computing devices. Wuraola's project uses a tablet computer to support important technical aspects of the software development process.

“We try to create MSc project opportunities that consolidate knowledge and skills, present an appropriate level of challenge and tackle contemporary problem areas that are commercially relevant.

“Congratulations to Wuraola who has done a great job in communicating the important elements of her MSc project, we’re very proud of her achievement and that the School has been recognised at a national level.”

Wuraola received the MSc First Prize of £200 at a prizegiving at the University of Bath. 

Issued by:
Sarah Grieve
Communications Officer

Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill
Aberdeen
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262206
Email: s.j.grieve@rgu.ac.uk.