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Welcoming the “Great Minds” winners 2010

Dobrý deň, Bună ziua, Iyi günler, Dobar dan!

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Zurich, Switzerland, 20 January 2010—The winners of the “Great Minds” 2010 student internship initiative come from universities in Croatia, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. Six students will spend three to six months at IBM Research - Zurich in 2010 working alongside world-class scientists on projects ranging from storage technologies to business process modeling to mathematical and computational sciences.

In the third edition of its Great Minds program, IBM Research - Zurich is again offering students from central and eastern Europe internship opportunities at Europe’s premier industrial IT research center. Generating more than 65 applications from 10 countries, the Great Minds initiative 2010 built on the success of the earlier programs and is evidence of its growing popularity.

“The Great Minds initiative has been a great experience—mutually beneficial for the students and for our researchers,” reports Patricia Leoff, Human Resources Manager at IBM Research - Zurich. “The winning students embrace the opportunity to contribute to solutions to real IT and business issues. We are thrilled about their enthusiasm and they are thrilled to work in a truly international and multicultural research community.”

This year’s winners are:

  • Duygu Atilgan, Bilkent University of Ankara, Turkey
  • Cristina Basescu, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Sergey Kuldin, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Kazakhstan
  • Mario Lucic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Alexandru Marinesco Liviu, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Daniel Svonava, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
  • Catalin-Stefan Tiseanu, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Baimbetov Yerzhan, Kazakh-British Technical University, Kazakhstan

Find out more about the Great Minds initiative of IBM Research - Zurich.

Press contact

Nicole Strachowski
Media Relations
IBM Research - Zurich
Tel +41 44 724 84 45

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