The Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science or applied mathematics. The award was created in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President.
The award carries a prize of € 5000.
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.
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.
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.