Two Bulgarians won prizes at the 34th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) on Saturday in Brussels. EUCYS is the most prestigious scientific competition for young people aged between 14 and 20 years in the field of science and technology, engineering and mathematics, created on the initiative of the European Commission.
Lyubomir Andonov Nenov was awarded third prize for his project Dynamic Proactive Secret Sharing for Confidential Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Services using Multi-party Computation, while Deyan Deyanov Hadzi-Manich won a prize in the Regeneron ISEF 2024 competition for the project A Graph Isomorphism Kernel Based on k Vertex Connectivity and its Application in Graph Neural Networks.
This year’s event saw 136 young scientists from 36 countries submit 85 projects in a wide range of scientific fields: from biology to mathematics and social sciences. The international jury was chaired by Mariya Lyubenova from the European Southern Observatory and consisted of 22 highly qualified scientists and engineers.
The first prize went to projects from Poland, Canada, Denmark and Portugal.