Martin Peniak has been awarded the 2008 Revell Research Systems Prize at the University of Plymouth. Mr Peniak attained the highest final marks in the university's BSc(Hons) Computing programme in 2008, achieving a first class degree in the subject.
Mr Peniak, who graduated in the summer, was presented with the prize by the consultancy's Managing Consultant, Alastair Revell, at a small ceremony on Monday, 1st December 2008.
Martin Peniak, who is from Slovakia, came to the United Kingdom in June 2004 to initially study English. He subsequently enrolled as a student on the BSc(Hons) Computing programme at the University of Plymouth.
Since graduating from the programme, Martin has started a PhD at the university researching artificial intelligence under Professor Angelo Cangelosi.
The consultancy has awarded the prize annually since 2006 to the best undergraduate on the BSc(Hons) Computing programme. The scope of the prize will be widened from 2009 onwards to include degrees combined with Computing at the university. The prize was established in 2006 to mark the practice's twenty-first anniversary. Revell Research Systems was founded in 1985 by Alastair Revell.
Martin Peniak (centre) receiving the 2008 prize from Alastair Revell,
with his tutor Dr Nigel Barlow (right) looking on.