EDIC Awards laureates

Facebook PhD Fellowship

Merlin Nimier-David

Facebook Fellowship 2020

Panagiotis Sioulas

Facebook Fellowship 2020

Manoel Horta Ribeiro

Facebook Fellowship 2021

IBM PhD Fellowship

Atri Bhattacharyya

Atri Bhattacharyya Awarded IBM PhD Fellowship 2020

Google Women Techmakers

Frederike Dümbgen

Bravo to Frederike Dümbgen who won the 2020 Google Women Techmakers Scholarship in Computer Science!

ACM Doctoral Dissertation

Jakub Tarnawski

EPFL graduate Jakub Tarnawski has received an honorable mention in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s annual Doctoral Dissertation Awards for a PhD dissertation which tackled two of the most central problems in the field of combinatorial optimization.

Doctoral Program Thesis Distinction

Each year, in order to highlight the excellence of our doctoral candidates’ research work and scientific merit, the EDIC program grants an EPFL Distinction for exceptionally high quality theses. The EDIC Committee carefully evaluated the theses of nominees who passed their public defense between September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020, and rewarded the top 8%. The laureates receive a diploma and an engraved pen.

Listen to what they have to say about their experience in the EDIC program.


EPFL Doctorate Award

Jakub Tarnawski

New Graph Algorithms via Polyhedral Techniques – EPFL thesis n°9622 (2019)

EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award


Jakub Tarnawski

Jakub Tarnawski receives the dissertation award of the Gesellschaft für Informatik eV (GI) for his outstanding doctoral thesis on the mathematical problem of the traveling salesman

Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize

Cong Wang

Cong Wang, whose work will be applied for the first time in 2021 in a smart grid development in southern Switzerland has won the annual Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize, awarded to a doctoral student in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences for their outstanding thesis.