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The promising researcher of the year

Hugo Lewi Hammer was named promising researcher of the year 2016 at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.

Olav Johan Øye Published: Updated:
Bilde av presentasjon med Hugo Lewi Hammer

The criteria was based on publication points, focusing on the publications and number of co-authorships registered in CRIStin.

The faculty’s researchers competed for the prize, but professors at the faculty could not be among the candidates and previous winners cannot be awarded another prize until five years have passed.

The prize was awarded at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design's event on 9 June 2017.

The promising researcher of the year 2016, Associate Professor Hugo Lewi Hammer of the Department of Computer Science, could boast co-authorship of nine publications.

Tale Skjølsvik of the same department and Eilif Hjelseth of the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology came in second and third place with seven publications each.

The prize is NOK 50,000 and goes to the winner’s research group, since its purpose is to encourage cooperation.

‘Success is often achieved through cooperation, and research is supposed to be a collaborative effort,’ said Vice-Dean Paal Engelstad who presented the prize.

This year’s winner took part in the presentation ceremony via Skype from San Sebastian, Spain, where he was attending a conference.

‘You have to work hard, but also steadily. That works very well for me. Some days are better than others, but the important thing is not to give up,’ said Hugo Lewi Hammer when asked what it takes to be named promising researcher of the year.

‘Cooperation is important to me – that, and having many projects, because then you will always have something to do. If one project's progress is stalling, there is always another one you can work on,’ said Hammer.