The idea behind the Usi4Biz framework, which aims to link business processes with user interfaces, has been producing very positive impacts so far. Kênia Sousa, the main researcher behind the Usi4Biz Framework, who conducts her research at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), was recently awarded with the IBM PhD Fellowship Award, granted to a select group of 40 PhD students from a set of 600 competitors all over the world.
During the award ceremony, Kênia had the opportunity to present her research to IBM Executives, including the General Manager IBM Belgium/Luxemburg, Mr. Bart Van Den Meersche, at the IBM Forum Brussels.
The prize offered by IBM will guarantee an extension of the research for 8 more months, enough time to conclude the remaining aspects under investigation. Meanwhile, Kênia will spend 7 weeks of cooperation, divided in 3 missions within these 8 months, with researchers at the IBM Watson Research Center in New York. In her first mission, which is occurring right now, Kênia is directly contributing with her experience to improve existing researches on the field of business process, conducted by Mr. Rick Hull and Mrs. Noi Sukaviriya.
Last, but not least, in recognition to Kênia’s achievements, UCL’s website has published news on its main website, reporting the fellowship award.