ERCIM News No.28 - January 1997

Dimitris Papadias awarded Cor Baayen Fellowship

Dimitris Papadis (GMD) was selected Cor Baayen Fellow 1996. The Cor Baayen Fellowship was created to honour the first ERCIM President, and is presented each year to a promising young researcher working in one of the ERCIM institutes.

Dennis Tsichriztis, President of ERCIM (l) presents the 1000 ECU Cor Baayen Fellowship Award to Dimtris Papadis during the ERCIM meetings in Prague, 8 November.

Papadias is a young researcher with a sizable publication list and an established research network throughout the world. His work concentrates on spatial database technology and combines analytical studies and algorithms in the context of challenging applications. Work co-authored with several leading researchers has reached the top quality conferences and journals in the database and geo-graphic information systems (GIS) arena. Working as an ERCIM fellow at GMD he represents a large number of travelling researchers with a keen eye towards real-world computer science issues.

While at GMD, his research focused on Argumentation and Group Decision Making through the development of ZENO (a Compu-tational Dialectics System), in the framework of GEOMED (Geographical Mediation) Project of the Artificial Intelligence Research Division (FIT.KI).

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