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AUN Class of 2016 Valedictorian Greg Tanyi Wins Top Research Prize

AUN Class of 2016 Valedictorian Greg Tanyi Wins Top Research Prize

AUN Alum and Class of 2016 Valedictorian, Greg Tanyi, has continued to exemplify the excellent quality of education he received at AUN. On October 17, 2022, the Cameroon-born telecommunications graduate was named one of the two recipients of the Marconi Society 2022 Young Scholar Award "for creating better performing networks to serve both business and social needs".

The proud alum who is completing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (specializing in nano-photonic) at the University of Melbourne, Australia, credits his alma mater with providing him with adequate intellectual and mental skills for his research exploits.

"AUN equipped me more than adequately with the academic and social skills needed to carry out meaningful team-based research which has the potential to improve the society of tomorrow," the former Valedictorian said.

Information from The Marconi Society website states that Greg and his co-awardee received The Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award which "recognizes the world's most innovative young engineers who are creating tomorrow's information and communications technology in service of a digitally inclusive world".

"Our Paul Baran Young Scholars represent the future of information and communications technology and we are honored to welcome Gregory (and his co-winner) to the Marconi Society family.

One of the first to reach out to congratulate Greg Tanyi on his award was his AUN supervisor and mentor, Professor Charles Nche. "It is always a thing of joy and satisfaction when the best and brightest students who graduated from this Great University achieve such milestones in research and scholarship. Greg will go places because he is a first-class student, highly disciplined and focused", Professor Charles Nche stated in his congratulatory message.

Reported by Halima Muhammad


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