Waterford man wins international award for research on Irish banking crisis
A Waterford researcher has won a prestigious international award for his groundbreaking work on the Irish banking crisis
John Organ, PhD graduate at INSYTE in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) School of Science and Computing, won the Best Young Author Award at the 19th International Federation of Automation and Control TECIS Conference in Bulgaria for his paper on the Irish banking crisis.
Dr Organ is from Waterford city and originally went to Mount Sion secondary school.
A WIT spokesperson said: “This is a very prestigious achievement for INSYTE and WIT. Five other papers from Russia, Greece and Bulgaria were amongst the six shortlisted for an award by the selection committee. The award was presented by Professor Emeritus Peter Kopacek, Vienna who was the International Conference Chairperson.”
Dr Organ was shortlisted by the selection committee for an award in 2018, nominated as one of the six best papers at the TECIS 2018 conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Waterford researcher described winning the award as “a highlight” of his life, adding: “This felt even better than successfully finishing my PhD viva voce in the summer.”
Dr Organ recently completed his PhD, which explored the systemic factors which led to the Irish banking collapse.