The management of Eindhoven-based company ISAAC, the premier partner with whom to realise internet projects, has awarded the first ever Edsger Scholarship to student Daan Creemers. This new scholarship, intended to support local talent, was created especially for students who are enrolled in the Informatics Master programme at the Eindhoven Technical University (TU/e).
The scholarship is worth €10,000 and owes its name to the famous Dutch mathematician and computer scientists Edsger Dijkstra, who won the Turing Award in 1972 and was a professor at the TU/e until 1984. Both the directors and a large number of ISAAC’s own programmers have been educated at the TU/e and are therefore familiar with Dijkstra’s programming methods. Mark Hoogendoorn, CEO, says: “Our ties with the TU are strong. In 1999, ISAAC was founded at the TU/e. It was a logical choice for us to name the scholarship after Edsger Dijkstra”.
The Edsger Scholarship is awarded every year by ISAAC to one talent studying at the TU/e, with the goal of promoting the knowledge region of Eindhoven. It is also a way for ISAAC to draw in new talent. The recipient of the scholarship not only graduates at ISAAC, but are also given an employment contract after their studies.
Before the scholarship was even in sight, Daan Creemers started working at ISAAC. He became part of a passionate team of internet virtuosos. Daan says: “I came into contact with ISAAC through the TU/e’s Matchmaking Event. By working on the project related to data virtualisation, I am able to put theoretical knowledge from my textbooks into practice right away. At ISAAC, I combine various data sources in real time and in a structured manner, to make it much easier for organisations to gain valuable information from the large quantities of data that are available to them these days.
ISAAC develops usable solutions to complex online problems by making effective use of internet technology. We always offer measurable advantages! Usability, security and robustness are key concerns. Complex projects inspire us to excel in everything we do. This passion stems from the people who work at ISAAC: We love .complexity!