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Ashish Rauniyar selected to prestigious Global Young Scientist Summit

OsloMet PhD Research Fellow Ashish Rauniyar is selected and invited as a global young scientist for the prestigious Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) in Singapore January 14-17, 2020.

GYSS is an international multidisciplinary research summit of invited young scientists and researchers – PhD students and post-docs – from all over the world. 

The invited speakers are globally recognized scientific leaders, who are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, and Turing Award.

Bringing together promising and distinguished scientists

GYSS started in 2013 with the vision of inspiring young scientists to follow their dreams by bringing together promising scientists to learn from distinguished scientists, and from each other. 

The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.  

Around 200 participants will join discussions covering the disciplines of computer science and engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics.

They will seize the opportunity to interact with the award-winning scientists who are at the top of their field.

The committee finally selected final-year doctoral fellow Ashish Rauniyar from the Department of Computer Science, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and Department of Technology Systems, University of Oslo, to be one of the participants. 

Ashish is doing his PhD research on Secure, Energy-efficient and Resilient Internet of Things under the supervision of Professor Paal Engelstad and Telenor Senior Research Scientist Olav N. Østerbø. 

He has successfully published his findings in prominent journals and international conferences. 

His research has given him great experiences even earlier in the past; he was selected and invited as Top 200 Young Researcher to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany in 2017. 

He is also a winner of European Satellite Navigation Competition 2017 for his idea on a smartwatch that can save lives of Alzheimer's and dementia patients due to an airbag feature for fall detection. 

Ashish has also won Best Paper Award at the IEEE 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference in Sydney, Australia in November 2018.

Tough selection process

The selection process of GYSS is very tough, as the applicants needs to be top of their field and compete with other top candidates from around the world, to be chosen and finally invited by the GYSS selection committee. 

Ashish got a strong recommendation letter from his supervisor Paal Engelstad in support of his application for GYSS 2020. 

‘It is a huge honour to have been selected,’ says Ashish. 

‘I am looking forward to participating in the GYSS 2020 because it will give me the opportunity to meet the world’s top talented young researchers in computer science and other fields from around the world, and engage with outstanding winners of Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, and Turing Award.’

A lot of opportunities

‘I’m really looking forward to a number of things at GYSS 2020:’

‘Firstly, the opportunity to hear about their research areas from the invited Nobel Prize winners, the Fields Medal, the Millennium Innovation Prize and the Turing Award winners, and hopefully the opportunity to talk to them about their scientific experiences is an amazing opportunity.’ 

The speakers are going to have lectures, and the participants will meet them and other young scientists in groups. 

The participants like us are going to have poster sessions where we can show our scientific work, discuss and get the feedback and I think this is a great opportunity to interact and develop my own network of colleagues.

'I'm really looking forward to meeting a group of like-minded people who will hopefully be my peers as we grow and develop our scientific careers over the next several years. ' 

‘Finally, I’m really grateful that I have the opportunity to present and discuss my PhD research work as part of GYSS,’ says Ashish, who expects that this will definitely motivate him much to further scientific work.

Visit GYSS (nrf.gov.sg) for more information.

Published: 19/11/2019 | Olav-Johan Øye