Cor Baayen Award

The Cor Baayen Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. The award was created in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President.
The award consists of a cheque for 5000 Euro together with an award certificate. The selected fellow will be invited to the ERCIM meetings in autumn. A short article on the winner, together with the list of all candidates nominated, will be published in ERCIM News.

Zuzana Kukelova Receives the 2015 Cor Baayen Award

The Call for nominations for the 2016 Cor Baayen Award is expected to be published in February 2016

Cor Baayen Award 2015


  • Nominees must have carried out their work in one of the 'ERCIM countries': Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) after 30 April 2012.
  • A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award.

Submitting a nomination

  • Nominations should be made by a staff member of an ERCIM member institute. Self nominations are not accepted.
  • They should concern nominees having performed their research in any research institution from the country of the nominating institution.
  • Nominations must be submitted online (the online form will be available when the Call is published)


  • The selection of the Cor Baayen award winner is the responsibility of the ERCIM Human Capital Task Group, who will consult expert opinion in reaching their decision.

Further Information

Can be obtained from your ERCIM representative or from the Cor Baayen Award coordinator Claude Kirchner, Inria (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Cor BaayenAbout Cor Baayen

The Cor Baayen Award is named after the first president of ERCIM and the ERCIM 'president d'honneur'. Cor Baayen played an important role in its foundation. Cor Baayen was scientific director of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, from 1980 to 1994.

Baayen joined the institute in 1959 as a researcher of the department of pure mathematics, where he became group leader in 1965. As scientific director, Cor Baayen convinced the government to include CWI in a program that stimulated Dutch computer science research. He initiated or stimulated several new research areas including cryptography, computer algebra and performance analysis.

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