Two of our master students, Eirik Ola Aksnes and Daniele Giuseppe Spampinato, have been chosen along with master student Olaf Bakke from the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics as the Norwegian recipients of the IBM 2009 EMEA Best Student Recognition Award.
This year's winners will receive a certificate and an IBM-sponsored trip to Krakow from 1st to 3rd of July. In Krakow Eirik Ola, Daniele Giuseppe, and Olaf will get to meet the 77 winners from the other nations, and they are invited to participate on a number of IBM talks.
IBM is bringing together the 80 winners of the IBM EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) award in Krakow so they can meet to exchange ideas about technology, innovation, business, and to build new social networks.
The NTNU students' award states: "These three students represent a combination of High Performance Computing and Petroleum Engineering/Integrated Operations, two areas in which IBM and NTNU have long-term cooperation."
Erik Ola and Daniele Giuseppe (in photo) are two of Associate Professor Anne C. Elster's master students at the High-Performance Computing Laboratory.
Monday 22nd of June, Communication Manager Ingvild Grimstad from IBM visited NTNU to award the prizes to the three NTNU students; Daniele Giuseppe Spampinato, Olaf Bakke, and Eirik Ola Aksnes.
Dean Arne Sølvberg, Kjell Bratbergsengen (Head of the Department of Computer and Information Science) and Jon Kleppe (Heads of the Department of Petrolium Engineering and Applied Geophysics) attended the award ceremony to honour the students.
In photo from left to right: Kjell Bratbergsengen, Daniele Giuseppe Spampinato, Olaf Bakke, Ingvild Grimstad, Eirik Ola Aksnes, Jon Kleppe og Arne Sølvberg.