Top prize for Peeter
A student from Abertay University has been named Young Software Engineer of the Year 2015, becoming the first student from the university to claim the title.
Peeter Parna won first prize for an outstanding project combining fluid dynamics, gaming and advanced programming.
The Estonian born student’s efforts were hailed as “exceptional” by judges and he was rewarded with a cheque for £2500 and the Young Software Engineer of the Year trophy.
Peeter’s research involved GPU programming and investigating methods for liquid simulation with real-time applications.
Second place went to Marija Pinkute, an Edinburgh University student whose project is aimed at the automatic generation of Tweet messages for news articles.
Third place was won by Damien Anderson, from Strathclyde University, for his project on generalised video game playing.
The Lockheed Martin Software Engineering Project Award went to Archibald “Sam” Elliot, from St Andrews University, for developing a concurrency system for Idris and Erlang.
Now in their 26th year, the Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards are given to the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computer science and software engineering in Scotland.
Each university submits the best final year undergraduate software engineering project from amongst their students.
Young Software Engineer of the Year 2015, Peeter Parna.