This section presents the 1st Ada Lovelace Awards, which were presented in 2014/2015. The awards were aimed at university students in three disciplines: Bachelor's and Master's degree final projects, research initiation and application development.
The winners and finalists are described below, along with their winning work.
In Modality I 'Best Final Degree or Master's Thesis', the winner was Alberto Andreu Marín, with his proposal entitled 'Manufacture and control of a robot arm prototype'. Finalists were Adrián Luque Luque, for his proposal 'Design and construction of a mobile robot as an autonomous agent' and Juan Bailén Sevilla, for his proposal 'Collaborative Online Radio'.
In Modality II 'Best software or hardware application', the winner was Francisco Moya Pérez, with his proposal 'Collaborative Online Radio for Android'. Finalists were José Miguel López Bayona, with his proposal 'Prototipo de visualización de puntos de interés geolocalizados mediante realidad aumentada', and Gregorio Soria Tirado, with his proposal 'Catedral de Jaén a través de la web'.
Finally, in category III 'Best work of initiation to research', the winner was Eugenio Martínez Cámara, for his work entitled 'Analysis of opinions on the web 2.0'. The runner-up was Francisco Moya Pérez for his work entitled 'Improving group recommendations with consensus reaching processes'.
The awards bear the name 'Ada Lovelace' in recognition of this British aristocrat, considered to be the first person to create a computer programme.