ERCIM News No.44 - January 2001 [contents]

Philippe Baptiste Winner of the 2000 Cor Baayen Award

The annual ERCIM Cor Baayen Award was presented to Philippe Baptiste during a ceremony in Dublin on 9 November 2000. The award is given every year to the most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics having completed the PhD-thesis in one of the ‘ERCIM countries’.

ERCIM President Gerard van Oortmerssen presents the 2000 ERCIM Cor Baayen award to Philippe Baptiste. The winner of the award, Philippe Baptiste is today conducting research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) located at the University of Technology of Compiègne, France.

Philippe is 28 years old and has received his PhD at the University of Technology of Compiègne in 1998 while he was working for the research department of Bouygues, a diversified industrial group leading activities in telecommunications, television, public utilities management, building/civil works, roads, etc. He has taken part into the development of optimization applications and of constraint programming libraries dedicated to the resolution of scheduling problems. Philippe has also been working on complexity theory. He has fixed the complexity status of several scheduling problems that had been opened for several years. His work has been published in several international journals and he’s a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Scheduling. See also his article ‘Combining Operations Research and Constraint Programming to Solve Real-Life Scheduling Problems’ on page 53.

Philippe is also winner of the 2000 Prix Robert Faure, an award given every 3 years to a French speaking researcher under 35 by the French Operations Research Society.

Cor Baayen Award 2001

The Cor Baayen Award for the most promising researcher in computer science and applied mathematics was created in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President. The Cor Baayen award is open to any young researcher having completed the PhD-thesis in one of the ‘ERCIM countries’, currently: Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK. The award consists of a cheque for 5000 Euro together with an award certificate. The selected fellow will be invited to the ERCIM meetings in autumn.

Rules for Nomination

Nominations for each country are made by the corresponding ERCIM Executive Committee member (also referred to as ënational contactí). Those who wish that a particular candidate be nominated should therefore contact the ERCIM Executive Committee member for their country (a list with all national contacts can be found at

Nominees must have carried out their work in one of the ‘ERCIM countries’. On the date of the nomination, nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) during the last two years.

Each ERCIM institute is allowed to nominate up to two persons from its country. A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award. The selection of the Cor Baayen award is the responsibility of the ERCIM Executive Committee.

How to Nominate

For proposing a nomination to your national contact, fill out the Cor Baayen Award Nomination Form available at the ERCIM website.


Further information can be obtained from your national contact or from the ERCIM Cor-Baayen Award coordinator Lubos Brim.

The ERCIM Cor Baayen Award:
National contacts:

Please contact:
Lubos Brim - CRCIM
Co-ordinator fot the Cor-Baayen Award