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.

Cor Baayen Award 2016

Deadline passed on 15 May 2016

The winner of the 2016 Award will be invited to present her or his work at the European Computer Science Summit 2016 in Budapest, co-located with the annual ERCIM and Informatics Europe fall meetings. A short article on the winner, together with the list of all candidates nominated, will be published in ERCIM News.


  • 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, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) after 30 April 2013.
  • A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award.

Submitting a nomination

  • Nominations have to be made by a staff member of an ERCIM member institute. Self nominations are not accepted. Each institute can forward two nominations to the final evaluation. If there are more than two nominations made by an ERCIM member institute, it is the responsibility of the respective institute to select the max. two candidates.
  • Nominees must have performed their research at any research organisation from the country of the nominating institution.


  • 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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