EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Award

The EATCS establishes the Distinguished Dissertation Award to promote and recognize outstanding dissertations in the field of Theoretical Computer Science.

Any PhD dissertation in the field of Theoretical Computer Science that has been successfully defended in 2017 is eligible.

Three dissertations will be selected by the committee for year 2017. The dissertations will be evaluated on the basis of originality and potential impact on their respective fields and on Theoretical Computer Science.

Each of the selected dissertations will receive a prize of 1000 Euro. The award receiving dissertations will be published on the EATCS web site, where all the EATCS Distinguished Dissertations will be collected.

The dissertation must be submitted by the author as an attachment to an email message sent to the address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with subject EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Award 2017 by 31 December 2017. The body of the message must specify:

  • Name and email address of the candidate;
  • Title of the dissertation;
  • Department that has awarded the PhD and denomination of the PhD program;
  • Name and email address of the thesis supervisor;
  • Date of the successful defence of the thesis.

A five page abstract of the dissertation and a letter by the thesis supervisor certifying that the thesis has been successfully defended must also be included. In addition, the author must include an endorsement letter from the thesis supervisor and can include one more endorsement letter.

The dissertations will be selected by the following committee:

  • Giuseppe Persiano (chair)
  • Elvira Mayordomo
  • Dale Miller
  • Jaroslav Nesetril
  • Damian Niwinski
  • David Peleg
  • Vladimiro Sassone

EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Award 2017 - Call for Nominations

The award committee will solicit the opinion of members of the research community as appropriate.

Theses supervised by members of the selection committee are not eligible.

The EATCS is committed to equal opportunities, and welcomes submissions of outstanding theses from all authors.

2017 / Warsaw, Poland

  • Vincent Cohen-Addad: "From Practice to Theory. Approximation schemes for clustering and network design"
  • Mika Göös: "Communication Lower Bounds via Query Complexity"
  • Steen Vester: "Game-based verification and synthesis"

2016 / Rome, Italy

2015 / Kyoto, Japan

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