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Groningen student Robin Mills wins national MSc Thesis Award for Cognitive Neurosciences

04 December 2013
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The jury of the Dutch MSc Thesis Award for Cognitive Neurosciences has unanimously decided to award the prize for the best thesis in 2012-2013 to Robin Mills of the University of Groningen, whose thesis is entitled “Extending Biologically-inspired Computer Vision: A Study on Applying Computer Graphics and Higher-order Statistics in HMAX”. Robin graduated summa cum laude in the BCN Research Master programme last year, and is now continuing his research as a PhD student in the Experimental Psychology group.

Apart from the prize money of € 1.000, Robin will be offered the opportunity to publish a paper on his work for the general public in ‘Psyche en Brein’. Furthermore, he receives assistance in preparing a submission on his work for Scientific American.

This year’s jury members for the MSc Thesis Award for Cognitive Neurosciences were: Prof. Albert Postma (University of Utrecht; chairman), Prof. Astrid Kappers (VU University Amsterdam), and Prof. Oliver Tucha (University of Groningen).

For further information, see http://www.ru.nl/master/cns/news/thesis-award/
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