Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award

The Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science or applied mathematics. The award carries a prize of € 5000.

The Call for nominations for the 2019 Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award will be open in April 2019. Below for information puropose, the Call of the 2018 award:

Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award 2018 - Call for Nominations

Eligibility

  • Nominees must have carried out their work in one of the 'ERCIM countries': Austria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands. Nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) after 30 April 2015.
  • A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award.

The Cor Baayen award is a young researcher prize: The selection panel will therefore consider the quality of the PhD thesis and all the achievements done up to the nomination date.

The nominees must have performed their research during at least one year in an institution located in one of the countries mentioned above.

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 coming from an ERCIM member institute, it is the responsibility of this institute to select the maximum two nominees.
  • Nominations must be submitted through the Cor Baayen Award Nomination Form and provide a URL to the candidate's full text PhD thesis as well as the candidate's full text best papers or other main scientific achievements (max. 5).
  • Deadline for submitting a nomination: 21 May 2018

Selection

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

 

Further Information

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

The Cor Baayen award winner will be invited to present her or his contribution highlights at a joint award ceremony between ERCIM and Informatics Europe during ECSS 2018 in Gothenburg (Sweden), 08-10 October 2018.

About Cor Baayen

Cor Baayen

The Cor Baayen Young Researcher 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.

 

The Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award Winners

2018

2018
Martina Lindorfer, presented by SBA

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2017

2017
Tim Baarslag, presented by CWI

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2016

2016
Michał Pilipczuk presented by University of Warsaw

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2015

2015
Zuzana Kukelova presented by CRCIM

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2014

2014
Juan Reutter presented by University of Warsaw

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2013

2013
Julien Mairal presented by Inria

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2012

2012
Paweł Parys presented by PLERCIM

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2011

2011
2011 Award exceptionally shared by two winners: Stratos Idreos (left)presented by CWI and Luca Mottola (right) presented by SICS

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2010

2010
Andrea Esuli presented by CNR

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2009

2009
Teemu Roos presented by VTT

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2008

2008
Adam Dunkels presented by SICS

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2007

2007
Boris Motik presented by STFC

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2006

2006
Oliver Heckmann presented by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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2005

2005
Milan Vojnovic presented by CCLRC

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2004

2004
Christof Teuscher presented by SARIT

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2003

2003
Ronald de Wolf presented by CWI

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2002

2002
Andreas Rauber presented by AARIT

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2001

2001
Phong Q. Nguyen presented by INRIA

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2000

2000
Philippe Baptiste presented by INRIA

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1999

1999
Mikael Degermark presented by SICS

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1998

1998
Matthias Grossglauser presented by INRIA

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1997

1997
Kristina Höök presented by SICS

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1996

1996
Dimitris Papadias presented by GMD

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1995

1995
Christer Samuelsson presented by SICS

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Cor Baayen Award 2007

Boris Motik

Boris Motik from University of Oxford, United Kingdom, has been awarded the 2007 Cor Baayen Award for a most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics by ERCIM.

Cor Baayen Award 2008 to Adam Dunkels

Adam Dunkels

Adam Dunkels from SICS, Sweden, is the winner of the 2008 Cor Baayen Award for a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. Sixteen finalists competed for this award established by ERCIM in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President Cor Baayen.

Adam Dunkels, PhD, is senior researcher at the networked embedded systems group at SICS. He received his PhD degree from Mälardalen University, Sweden, in February 2007. The title of his thesis is "Programming Memory-constrained Networked Embedded Systems".

Adam Dunkels' research is experimental computer systems research at its best. The selection committee was impressed by the combination of high-quality research results and outstanding industrial impact, showing that it is possible to have both top-tier publications and far-reaching industrial adoption of research results. Adam Dunkels has already received several prestigious awards for his work. At his young age, he is already a leading researcher in his field.

Adam Dunkels has released many of his research results as open source software that has been adopted by hundreds of companies, including Cisco, BMW, NASA, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, and ABB. His software is used in products ranging from air planes and container security systems to network routers and TV production equipment. His software is included in software development kits from leading hardware manufacturers such as Xilinx, Altera, and Analog Devices. Since 2002, Adam Dunkels has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and one peer-reviewed, invited book chapter. Most of his papers are experimental systems research papers that involve much implementation and experimentation.

His large amount of highly influential work clearly demonstrates Adam Dunkels' outstanding abilities. He was early in the field of sensor networks, when he started working alone in 2000 at SICS, but has in the last few years built a strong, active group that has attracted many young researchers. He has participated, both as a researcher and as a research leader, in many international research projects both with academia and with industry. His open source Contiki project has attracted several researchers and industry players from Europe and the USA that now work within the project (http://www.sics.se/contiki). His first paper, for which he also was the single author, was published at the prestigious ACM MobiSys 2003. Adam Dunkels is the only European who has published three full papers at ACM SenSys, the most prestigious conference in the area of wireless sensor networks.

Adam Dunkels received the 2007 Xerox Chester Carlson science prize, the most prestigious prize for the information sciences in Sweden, for his research and the 2008 ACM EuroSys Roger Needham award for his doctoral thesis. In summary, Adam Dunkels' accomplishments shows that it is possible to both produce high-quality software systems that are widely used in the industry, and publish high-quality research results at the best venues.

2008 Finalists
According to the award rules, each institute is allowed to select up to two finalists from its country. For the 2008 Cor Baayen Award, the ERCIM institutes nominated the following sixteen finalists (listed alphabetically):

  • Gianluca Antonini, Switzerland
  • Joost Batenburg, The Netherlands
  • Andreas Bruhn, Germany
  • Augustin Chaintreau, France
  • Sébastien Collette, Belgium
  • Adam Dunkels, Sweden
  • Pierre Genevès, France
  • Georgia Koutrika, Greece
  • Per Ola Kristensson, Sweden
  • Santiago Ontañon, Spain
  • György Ottucsák, Hungary
  • Kristiaan Pelckmans, Belgium
  • Mika Raento, Finland
  • Inger Dybdahl Sørby, Norway
  • Stefanos Zafeiriou, Greece
  • Andreas Zimmermann, Germany.

The winner, Adam Dunkels, was selected by the ERCIM Executive Committee on advice from the ERCIM Advisory Committee (current members listed at http://www.ercim.eu/contacts/ac.html).

Cor Baayen Award 2006

Oliver HeckmannOliver Heckmann from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, and Google Labs Zürich, Switzerland, has been awarded the 2006 Cor Baayen Award for a most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics by ERCIM.

In a particularly tight competition, ERCIM has awarded Oliver Heckmann for the outstanding originality, high impact and quality of his work in the field of network science. To put it in very simple words, Oliver Heckmann tries to give Internet users better quality of service for equal or lower costs. He strives to remove inefficiencies, optimise networks and achieve technological breakthroughs that improve quality of service and/or costs for users. He also sheds light on the trade-off between these two goals. The practical applicability of his results has put him in good contact with many real providers, helped him in acquiring funding, and also led to the recent publication of his book "The Competitive ISP" which also contains many results from his excellent PhD thesis "A System-oriented Approach to Efficiency and Quality of Service for Internet Service Providers".

Oliver Heckmann studied applied economics and electrical engineering at TU Darmstadt with award for excellence. He did his PhD in computer science at TU Darmstadt with Prof. Ralf Steinmetz as supervisor and Prof. Jon Crowcroft from University Cambridge, UK as second supervisor. His PhD thesis was awarded the prestigious best dissertation award of the German Computer Science Association for 2004. After his PhD, he was working as an assistant professor / research group head at the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM), leading a team of 7 PhD student. Recently, he joined Google Labs in Zürich, Switzerland, to continue working on improving and innovating the Internet and Internet services.

Finalists 2006

19 finalists for the 2006 Cor Baayen Award have been nominated by the ERCIM institutes. According to the award rules, each institute was allowed to select up to two finalists from its country.

  • Alexandre Bergel, Ireland
  • Rickard Cöster, Sweden
  • Ton Dieker, The Netherlands
  • Guido Dornhege, Germany
  • Olivier Dousse, Switzerland
  • Sameh El-Ansary, Sweden
  • Serge Fehr, The Netherlands
  • Alain Frisch,France
  • Tudor Gîrba, Switzerland
  • Oliver Heckmann,Germany
  • András Kovács, Hungary
  • Ivan Laptev,France
  • Taneli Mielikainen,Finland
  • Harald Øverby, Norway
  • Tom Schrijvers, Belgium
  • Giuseppe Scarpa, Italy
  • Alkis Simitsis, Greece
  • Vassilios Solachidis, Greece
  • Gem Stapleton, United Kingdom