Delft, Netherlands, 22-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — TU Delft researcher Dr Alexandru Iosup has won the Netherlands Award for ICT Research 2016. Dr Iosup plans to use the €50,000 prize money to strengthen his research group in order to launch new research into Graaff systems. The jury praised Dr Iosup for his academic achievements, his active collaboration with companies and his efforts to bring ICT research to the attention of a wide audience.
Alexandru Iosup works within the Parallel and Distributed Systems Group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. His scientific research into the analysis of large-scale parallel and distributed systems is lauded as pioneering and crucial for large-scale social networks and Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). Together with his TU Delft colleagues, Dr Iosup won the IEEE Scale Challenge in 2014 for his research into these types of systems. He is also passionate about research into Gamification as a way of motivating students during their degree programmes, which earned him the title of TU Delft Teacher of the Year in 2013-2014 and of Netherlands Teacher of the Year in Higher Education the following year. In 2015, Dr Iosup was elected as a new member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
About the award
The prestigious Netherlands Award for ICT Research is presented annually to a scientific researcher, not older than 40 years old, who has conducted innovative research or is responsible for a scientific breakthrough in the field of ICT. The prize is an initiative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences via ICT Research Platform Nederland (IPN), in collaboration with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The award consists of €50,000, to be spent on ICT research as the winner sees fit. The winner will also be involved in a poster produced by NWO. Designed to explain the winning research and its importance, the poster will be distributed to schools and other academic institutions.
On 23 March 2016, Dr Iosup will receive his award at a special ceremony during the ICT.OPEN 2016 event.
SOURCE: TU Delft