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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian computer science student finishes top of his class in first year at Oxford

Romanian Tamio Vesa-Nakajima, a former gold medalist at the International Informatics Olympiad, finished top of his class in his first year at Oxford, where he studies computer science. He was also elected president of the Romanian Society at Oxford University.

The student, who was born in 1999 in Timisoara, of a Romanian mother and a Canadian father of Japanese descent, finished his first year with a score of 8.95, local Agerpres reported.

As president of the Romanian Society at Oxford University, which he says comprises almost all the Romanian students at the Oxford University, Tamio makes sure that all members enjoy the advantages offered, he coordinates events and collaborations with Romanians from other faculties, or talks with various personalities to support courses or discussions with members of the society.

Until the second grade, Tamio Vesa-Nakajima lived in New York, where his mother Adriana Vesa runs a contemporary art gallery. However, he finished high school in the Romanian city of Beius, Bihor county, where his grandparents live.

Besides computer science, Tamio has also been a passionate pianist since childhood, a talent he inherited from his father, musician Tateo Nakajima. He began composing at the age of 12 and still finds time to compose and improvise both at home in Beius as well as in the UK, where he has a piano, a large rehearsal room, and the opportunity to play piano very often with colleagues who study music.

Tamio Vesa - Nakajima chose to continue his studies at the Oxford University, after being accepted by three other prestigious universities: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, New York University (NYU) and Waterloo in Canada. For now, he believes he will have two options after graduation. He will either follow a career in academia, joining the body of researchers and university professors, or he will choose to work with a large company in the industry area.

[email protected]

(photo source: Ministerul Educatiei Nationale on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romanian computer science student finishes top of his class in first year at Oxford

Romanian Tamio Vesa-Nakajima, a former gold medalist at the International Informatics Olympiad, finished top of his class in his first year at Oxford, where he studies computer science. He was also elected president of the Romanian Society at Oxford University.

The student, who was born in 1999 in Timisoara, of a Romanian mother and a Canadian father of Japanese descent, finished his first year with a score of 8.95, local Agerpres reported.

As president of the Romanian Society at Oxford University, which he says comprises almost all the Romanian students at the Oxford University, Tamio makes sure that all members enjoy the advantages offered, he coordinates events and collaborations with Romanians from other faculties, or talks with various personalities to support courses or discussions with members of the society.

Until the second grade, Tamio Vesa-Nakajima lived in New York, where his mother Adriana Vesa runs a contemporary art gallery. However, he finished high school in the Romanian city of Beius, Bihor county, where his grandparents live.

Besides computer science, Tamio has also been a passionate pianist since childhood, a talent he inherited from his father, musician Tateo Nakajima. He began composing at the age of 12 and still finds time to compose and improvise both at home in Beius as well as in the UK, where he has a piano, a large rehearsal room, and the opportunity to play piano very often with colleagues who study music.

Tamio Vesa - Nakajima chose to continue his studies at the Oxford University, after being accepted by three other prestigious universities: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, New York University (NYU) and Waterloo in Canada. For now, he believes he will have two options after graduation. He will either follow a career in academia, joining the body of researchers and university professors, or he will choose to work with a large company in the industry area.

[email protected]

(photo source: Ministerul Educatiei Nationale on Facebook)

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