ERCIM News No.36 - January 1999

Matthias Grossglauser Cor Baayen Award Winner 1998

Swiss born Matthias Grossglauser is the winner of the 1998 Cor Baayen Award competition. The 5000 ECU award was presented during the ERCIM Meetings on the 5th of November in Chilton, UK by the ERCIM President, Gerard van Oortmerssen. The Cor Baayen award was created to honour the first ERCIM President and is given each year to the most promising young researcher working in one of the ERCIM institutes.

The work for which Grossglauser - an EPFL-graduate - received the award was carried out at INRIA Sophia Antipolis under the guidance of Jean Bolot where he was a member of the RODEO team. He defended his thesis in spring 1998 on the topic 'Control of Network Resources over Multiple Time-Scales'. The topic is clearly of major importance, with regards to the ever increasing role played by networks at the present time. He is a researcher with a sizable publication list and his work is of outstanding quality. His research concentrates on fundamental design principles for network services, protocols, and control mechanisms; resource allocation and sharing; performance measurement and analysis. Grossglauser recently joined AT&T Laboratories in the US. An article on his work will be published in the April 1999 issue of ERCIM News.

The Cor Baayen award, up to now restricted to researchers working in one of the fourteen ERCIM institutes, will be open from next year on to any young researcher having completed his/her PhD-thesis in one of the fourteen ‘ERCIM countries’: Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. The maximal two candidates per country have to be nominated by the corresponding ERCIM member institute. For details, see

Please contact:

Frans Snijders - CWI
Cor Baayen Award Co-ordinator
Tel: +31 20 592 4171/4009

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