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International conference bestows best paper award on PhD student

Mathematics and Computer Science PhD student Monday 15 January 2018

Two highly coveted awards were presented to Computer Science PhD student Madhuleena Dasgupta at a prestigious international conference.

Madhuleena received the ‘Best paper of the session’ and ‘Best paper of the conference’ awards at the 7th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS).

The accolades were awarded for her paper Linking Brainstem Input ‘Linking Brainstem Cholinergic Input to Thalamocortical Circuitry’.

Madhuleena's research concerns brain science, investigating the early detection of Alzheimer's Disease and the digital tracking of decline in cognitive ability. 

Professor Atulya Nagar, who is the General Chair of this conference, said: “This recognition of her work is encouragement of the importance of this type of research in medical science, and the applicability of soft computing to neuroscience.

“This is an important event because women are still underrepresented in science, mathematics, and engineering and this conference by giving young women the opportunity to see other women working in science motivates them to pursue their own interests.”

SocProS is a technical collaboration between the Soft Computing Research Society, Liverpool Hope University, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, South Asian University New Delhi, and the National Institute of Technology Silchar.

It aims to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners to present the latest achievements and innovations in the interdisciplinary areas of soft computing to discuss thought-provoking developments and challenges.

SocProS is a flagship international conference that is rated highly in the field, and focuses on novel mathematical and computational approaches and their applications to real life problems.

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