Graduation 2011

Saturday 26 February 2011 saw the graduation of students in the Applied Computing Department. They are Christopher Clayton (first class), Christian Mein, Daniel Okebukola, Sylvester Owino and Varan Thangeswaran for Bachelor of Science in Computing (honours), Richard Woodward (distinction) for Postgraduate Diploma in Computing, Waseem Al-Obaydy (distinction) and Kwame Boakye for Master of Science in Innovative Computing. They were joined by the third cohort of graduates in Computer Science and Information Systems from our partner institution, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. Their degrees were bestowed by the Chancellor, Lord Tanlaw, at the Graduation ceremony.

This year also saw the graduation of two successful research students, Ali Al-Shabaz and Ahmad Hassanat, as Doctors of Philosophy in Computing. Dr Hassanat conducted research into lip-reading and speech recognition. Dr Al-Shabaz’s thesis is on the convergence of Wifi and Wmax technologies in wireless communications. Their graduation shows the continuing growth of research strength in the Department.

This year of success for Applied Computing is also marked by the academic excellence and distinction shown by the graduates. Among them, Mr Christopher Clayton received the prestigious British Computer Society Prize for the Best Graduating Undergraduate Student in Applied Computing for his consistent excellent performance throughout his study period. Mr Richard Woodward is awarded the prize for Best Graduating Postgraduate Student in Applied Computing for his all-round first class performance on every element of his programme of study. Mr Waseem Al-Obaydy’s hard work in his MSc project has resulted in not only an overall distinction for his master’s degree classification but also a number of publications at international conferences.

Prof. Sabah Jassim, Head of Department, commented: “This year’s success proves yet again that students in Buckingham can excel through their commitment and hard work. We are proud of their achievements. Our Department is fully committed to quality teaching and quality research, producing best-quality graduates that society needs.”

Christopher Clayton and Bob Lincoln

Mr Bob Lincoln (chairman of BCS Bedford branch) presents the BCS Prize to Mr Christopher Clayton

Sabah Jassim and Waseem Al-Obaydy

Prof. Jassim congratulates Mr Waseem Al-Obaydy for his achievement

Hongbo Du and Richard Woodward

Mr Du congratulates Mr Richard Woodward for his achievement

Dr Al-Jawad and Dr Al-Shabaz

Dr Al-Jawad congratulates Dr Al-Shabaz for getting his DPhil