FIT researcher wins international award

15. 6. 2021

Pierre Donat-Bouillud, Ph.D., a researcher at FIT’s Programming Research Laboratory, submitted his project to a Horizon 2020 call. He received the Seal of Excellence international award for his project. The call’s main aim was to support human resources, mobility, further education and professional growth of researchers in the European Research Area by means of international and inter-sector mobility.

Pierre Donat-Bouillud, Ph.D., joined the Horizon 2020 program titled Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships – European Fellowships with his project DataBugs: Finding Bugs in Data Science Codes, for which he earned a Seal of Excellence. The aim of the project is to develop new programming language technologies and help data scientists, using the R language for empirical verification of new ideas.

The call’s specific aim was to improve conditions for teaching connected with research and for the development of human resources in R&D. The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to projects that have passed a funding eligibility threshold but have not received funding. Such projects can subsequently seek funding at national or regional level.

One type of this national support is the call of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports titled International Mobility of Researchers that the ministry announced in order to support high-quality projects approved at the European level in the framework of Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Pierre Donat-Bouillud will participate in this call with his project.

The laboratory is focused on a deeper understanding of programming languages and their use.