Thursday 1st of November, the fourth 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 winner for 2011-2012 is Anne-Cecilie Haugstvedt from our department. She received the prize of NOK 25 000 and diploma from NR's Managing director Lars Holden. Professor John Krogstie was the supervisor for Anne-Cecilie's master thesis.
Anne-Cecilie Haugstvedt's master’s thesis, Accessing Cultural Heritage Resources on a Mobile Augmented Reality Platform - A Study on Technology Acceptance, is a significant contribution to the research field of acceptance models for mobile applications. The master thesis sheds light on methodical challenges in this field, and gives a technological description of a mobile application that uses augmented reality (AR) to display historical photos and information based on the user's location.
Parts of the work has already been published at the prestigious International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, while other parts will be published at the upcoming Innovation Through Social Media (ISM'2012) workshop.
The winner's master thesis is an example of first class research, finding solutions to challenging problems.
From left to right: Lars Holden, Anne-Cecilie Haugstvedt and John Krogstie with the NR prize and diploma.