A young man who has recently graduated from the University of Manchester will receive the Undergraduate Award, also known as the Junior Nobel Prize.
Cristian Bodnar from Bistrita is only 21 and he has finished his studies in Computer Science. His research entitled “Text to Image Synthesis. Using Generative Adversarial Networks” has amazed experts and has convinced them to award him the Global Winner in Computer Science prize. Cristian has explained in a simple way his research: you tell the programme a sentence such as ” red flower” and it will draw a red flower as the person imagines. The competition was quite tight as over 5,000 papers were submitted to 25 categories in the competition. Each category has had a special commission of experts from Harvard, Cambridge and Yale. The Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards programme. It acknowledges the best research and also original research in different subjects such as creative arts, science, and humanities.
The president of Ireland will give Cristian a medal for his contribution to Computer Science at a special gala ceremony within a summit in Dublin. This summit often has honorable guests who have won the Nobel prize and also NASA astronauts who often meet the Junior Nobel prize winners. As well, university representatives often attend the summit in search for researchers. Cristian Bodnar said to Bistriteanul.ro that he feels London as his second home because it is cosmopolitan, diverse and sophisticated.
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