VDI Award 2008
This year, the Association of German Engineers (Vereinte Deutsche Ingenieuren -VDI) decided to include my University among the candidates to obtain the award to “Best Master Thesis or Diplomarbeit of 2008″, and I was nominated as “Best Thesis from the Faculty of Informatics” by FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg for my work on artificial surprise.
Competing for the prize were 11 candidates from the 3 Universities of Applied Sciences in the Köln-Bonn area. Unfortunately I didn’t win the first prize, but it was already an honor to be the only foreigner nominated to the prize, and actually had the chance to present my work to an elite group of engineers of the region.
The award ceremony took place at the Technologie Park in Bergisch-Gladbach (East of Köln) on the 1st. of December.