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First ever NUIG winner of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

This is the first time someone from Galway has won this prestigious award and it is a great honour for the College of Engineering and Informatics and the university. The scholarship aims to encourage and support women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.

Arjumand grew up in Pakistan which is well-known for providing outsourcing services in information technology. Arjumand has had a passion for Mathematics since her early O-level days. This interest led her to Computer Science and her success on receiving a NUI, Galway Hardiman scholarship led her to NUI, Galway to undertake a PhD in computing. Her supervisor Dr. Colm O'Riordan expressed his sentiments in the following words, "I am delighted and to have the opportunity to advise and work with a student of Arjumand’s calibre. She is very deserving of this prestigious scholarship. I know Arjumand will continue to achieve further success in the field of Computer Science in years to come".
Photo shows Arjumand Younus with her Milan based supervisor Gabriella Pasi from University of Milan Bicocca. Arjumand’s supervisor here in IT is Dr. Colm O’Riordan

News last updated : Tuesday 24th September 2013