Computer Science students UIST success

Students from the Department of Computer Science accepted for prestigious contest

The College of Science congratulates MSc/MRes Human Computer Interaction students from the Department of Computer Science who have been accepted for the UIST student Innovation contest 2013.

Harry Moynehan, Zoltan Hajnal, Ellis Knight and Dan Thomas from the 2012-2013 cohort have become one of 30 teams accepted in the competition and will be fighting for the 1st or 2nd prize in the "Most Creative" category. This is an amazing achievement as UIST is one of the most prestigious ACM conferences in User Interface Technologies and for the first time will be hosted in the UK (St. Andrews).

In October, our students will demonstrate their Water Display Project, which will be built using the hardware kit PumpSpark Kit shown in http://www.acm.org/uist/uist2013/contest.php between now and October.

2013 is the 5th year that the student innovation contest has been running. According to the website Innovation comes in many forms, so UIST has decided to award 1st and 2nd place prizes in the three categories below:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Useful
  • People's Choice

The "Most Creative" and "Most Useful" category winners will be selected by the judges. The third category of "People's Choice" will be decided by UIST Conference attendees voting for their favourite projects.