Monday, December 21, 2009

Master's degree at 17 for precocious teen

VIENNA (AFP) – A high school diploma at 15 and a bachelor's degree at 16: precocious teenager Marian Kogler has now become Austria's youngest master's graduate at the age of 17.

Vienna's University of Technology (TU) announced on Monday that the young man had completed his master's degree in computational intelligence.

He also holds a bachelor's degree in software and information engineering, and has now embarked on a doctorate in computer science at the TU.

The son of a writer and an administrative assistant, Kogler could read and write at the age of three.

Part of his master's research has been presented at international conferences and published in scientific journals, according to his professor Rudolf Freund.


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