Galway Computer Science student wins prestigious global award

Feb 28 2019 Posted: 10:49 CST

A student at NUI Galway was one of five winners at the prestigious Techfugees Global Challenge competition. Suad Al Darra, an MSc student in Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Informatics at the University, won the award for her  ‘Refugees Are’ project. Refugees Are is a platform designed to analyse negative narratives published globally about refugees.

Conor Hayes, Programme Director of the MSc in Data Analytics at NUI Galway, said: “Suad fashioned an award-winning data analytics project on a subject that is hugely relevant to the experiences of her own family and to the many other displaced families and people in the world.

"We are very proud of her and delighted that she could achieve this while a student at NUI Galway.”