EDMA Awards laureates

Christopher Criscitiello, PhD student of Prof. Nicolas Boumal in the Chair of Continuous Optimization (OPTIM) has won the Best Paper for Young Researchers Prize at the International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in July 2022.

Paper: “Negative curvature obstructs acceleration for geodesically convex optimization, even with exact first-order oracles.”

Congratulations Christopher!

EPFL Doctoral Program Thesis Distinction (8%) 2021

The EPFL Doctoral Program Thesis Distinction (8%) 2021 is given to
Dr. Luigi de Rosa for his thesis “Non-smooth solutions in incompressible fluid dynamics” in the Chair of Mathematical Analysis, Calculus of Variations and PDEs under the supervision of Prof. Maria Colombo and the co-supervision of Prof. Camillo De Lellis (Institute from Advanced Studies, Princeton).

Lopez-Loreta Prize 2019/2020

Dr Hélène Ruffieux, former PhD candidate of Prof. Anthony Davison in the Chair of Statistics (STAT) and now postdoctoral researcher in Cambridge University, is the EPFL winner of the Lopez-Loreta Prize 2019/2020. She is awarded 1 million Euros to pursue her research project titled “An atlas of genetic hotspots to disentangle the molecular networks underlying complex diseases”.

Congratulations Hélène!

Mathematics Doctoral Thesis Award – MDTA
2020
:
Fabien Mönkeberg
2019
:
Hélène Ruffieux
2018
:
Dimitri Wyss
2017
:
Pham Van Thang
2016
:
Sil Swarnendu
2015
:
Shahin Tavakoli
EPFL Doctoral Program Thesis Distinction (8%)
2020
:
Fabien Mönkeberg
2019
:
Hélène Ruffieux
2018
:
Timothée Pouchon
2018
:
Dimitri Wyss
2017
:
Van Thang Pham
2017
:
Ondrej Budac
EPFL – Other Awards

2019 Butcher Prize for Giacomo Rosilho de Souza (ANMC)

The John Butcher Prize in Numerical Analysis was established to recognize John Butcher’s long and productive career in numerical analysis, and in particular in the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. He is well known in the international community for his contributions in this area. The John Butcher Prize in Numerical Analysis and the associated funds are administered by the New Zealand branch of ANZIAM.

The award is for the best student talk at the biennal International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE). In particular, considering both the academic merit of the content and the presentation itself.

Giacomo was awarded the prize for the paper “Multirate explicit stabilized integrators for stiff differential equations”.