BCS-in-Scotland sponsors ScotlandIS Young Software Engineer of the Year awards 2021

BCS Trustee Sharon Moore (left) presents the BCS sponsored Young Software Engineer of the Year prize to Victor Slavov of Stirling University, with ScotlandIS Chair Alison McLaughlin (right)

BCS-in-Scotland continued its sponsorship of the ScotlandIS Young Software Engineer of the Year awards which were presented at the ScotSoft 2021 gala dinner on 7th October 2021.

The Young Software Engineer of the Year Awards, now in their 32nd year, are given to the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computing science and software engineering in Scotland. Each university submits the best final year undergraduate software engineering project from amongst their students..

The BCS sponsored second prize was awarded to Victor Slavov of Stirling University for his work implementing virtualization-based software protection in Java, in a bid to strengthen the quality of intellectual property protection that can be built into the programming language..He was presented with a cheque for £2,000 by BCS Trustee Sharon Moore MBE CITP FBCS.

Aberdeen University student Stepan Brychta took the top award for his project developing an AI music creation assistant named “Fryderyk”, after composer Fryderyk Chopin. Maria Elizabeth Hughes of Strathclyde University won third place for her work on anonymisation of data. Dundee University student Ryan Anderson secured the Best Engineering Award for his gyroscope- based offline calibration and stabilisation for first person view drone videos

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