Wednesday 28th of October, the first Norsk Regnesentral (NR) prize for best master thesis in mathematics and ICT at NTNU was awarded at Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering's annual celebration.
The prize winners for 2008-2009, Rune Erlend Jensen from our department and Eivind Fonn from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, received the prize and diplomas from NR's Managing director Lars Holden. The prize of NOK 25 000 was split between the winners.
Associate Professor Anne C. Elster was the supervisor of Rune Erlend Jensen's master thesis. Rune was one of the students at Elster's High Performance Computing (HPC) lab.
Rune Erlend Jensen's master thesis, Techniques and Tools for Optimizing Codes on Modern Archetectures, shows how classic theory for code optimalization can be adapted to modern processor architectures. Rune has studied the interactions between compiler and hardware, and has achieved a significant increase in performence with his techniques.
Both the winners' master thesis are examples of first class research, finding solutions to very challenging problems. The winners were chosen among many strong theses, due to the originality of their results, which should be of international interest.
Photos from the prize event (Flickr).