Sopra Group sponsors ‘Young Software Engineer of the Year’ 2012

Sopra Group has been sponsoring the 'Young Software Engineer of the Year' for more than 10 years and was again pleased to present first prize to Alin Rohnean, on 4th October at the annual Scotsoft Dinner - the premier event in the Scottish ICT calendar.

The Young Software Engineer of the Year awards are given for the best undergraduate software projects, drawn from across all students studying computer science and software engineering in Scotland.   Each university nominates the very best final year undergraduate software engineering project to be submitted for the awards.

Alison McLaughlin, Sopra Group's Head of Public Sector, presented Alin Rohnean from Robert Gordon University with a cheque for £2500 for his project on Data Modelling and Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer.


About The Project

Alin worked with staff and patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to develop a complex system to collect patient data and help patients make informed decisions about treatment options, acknowledging the effect of each treatment on quality of life outcomes.

The system combines two applications, one of which is used to model the key relationships in patient data.  With the data model in place, it is possible to predict patient outcomes.  The second application uses this information to determine the probabilities of the various outcomes and allows them to be visualised.  This provides a basis for clinician-patient discussions about treatment choice.

The software system allows multiple scenarios to be explored depending on how different variables in the model might change letting clinicians and patients look at 'what – if' factors. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is planning to trial use of the software, as part of its patient care services.

View Young Software Engineer of the Year Press Release on ScotlandIS website