The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) is pleased to announce Dr. Wim Otte as the Young eScientist of the Year 2015. Wim Otte, from Prof. R.M. Dijkhuizen's group at the University Medical Center Utrecht has an excellent, eScience-related track record with numerous high-quality publications and scientific results. This contribution resulted in Wim being awarded the prestigious NWO VENI grant in 2015.
In addition to track record, applicants were asked to propose an interesting scientific challenge to undertake in collaboration with NLeSC. Together with the NLeSC team Wim Otte will research how Brain Computer Interfaces and wireless headsets that currently revolutionize the PC game industry can be used in epilepsy diagnosis.
The Young eScientist Award aims to award a young scientist demonstrating excellence in the development or application of eScience approaches to address scientific challenges. The award is judged on both track record solving research challenges using eScience approaches and the candidates idea for a novel NLeSC path-finding project. The prize grants 40K euro in kind provision of eScience Research Engineer support to undertake a research project and 10K euro personal sponsorship for travel or consumables.