Last Friday, the School of Mathematical Sciences hosted an award ceremony sponsored by Neo4J, the world leading IT company on graph databases. Prizes were offered to the best students from our MSc Network Science programme. The winners were Helena Andrés Terre (Best Student Prize) and Bradley Hunn (Best Thesis Dissertation Prize).
The event was chaired by Dr. Ginestra Bianconi, the director of the MSc Network Science programme. Dr Bianconi delivered an introductory talk about current research being undertaken by our Complex Systems and Networks research group and the impact and relevance of Network Science above and beyond academia. Dr. Jim Webber, chief scientist at Neo4J, spoke about the use of Network Science in industry.
Our winning students received a certificate and a monetary prize and the ceremony was followed by a reception, where we had time to chat with all the attendees. We learnt that Helena has moved on to do a PhD at the University of Cambridge, whilst Bradley, who works as a contractor, was discussing with Jim the possibility of working with Neo4J.