VCLA Student Awards

The VCLA International Student Awards aim to recognize and support students all over the world for their outstanding scientific works in the field of Logic and Computer Science in two categories:

  • Outstanding Master Thesis Award
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

Awards

  • Outstanding Master Thesis Award:  1200 EUR
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research (Bachelor) Award:  800 EUR
  • The winners will be invited to present their work at an award ceremony in Vienna (previously FLoC 2018, Vienna 2016, Vienna 2015)

Important Dates

The deadline for the 2019 call was March 25, 2019.

The deadline for submission of nominations for the degrees awarded between November 15th, 2018 and December 31st, 2019 (inclusive) will be announced in January 2020.

VCLA Award Committee

  • Ezio Bartocci
  • Wolfgang Dvořák
  • Ekaterina Fokina
  • Robert Ganian (committee co-chair)
  • Maximilian Jaroschek
  • Roman Kuznets
  • Martin Lackner
  • Bjoern Lellmann
  • Magdalena Ortiz (general chair)
  • Matteo Pascucci
  • Revantha Ramanayake (committee co-chair)
  • Christoph Redl
  • Peter Schüller
  • Mantas Simkus
  • Sebastian Skritek
  • Friedrich Slivovsky
  • Bhore Sujoy
  • Johannes Wallner
  • Antonius Weinzierl

In Memoriam

Helmut Veith (1971-2016). Photo: Nadja Meister.

The award is dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith, the brilliant computer scientist who tragically passed away in March 2016, and aims to carry on his commitment to promoting young talent and promising researchers in these areas. Another piece of Veith´s legacy, besides Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms, is the Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master´s Students at TU Wien, Austria. Its mission is to honour the legacy of Helmut Veith in serving the field of Computer science at TU Wien and the society at large by identifying, and supporting the female talents who possess the curiosity in the research fields of the late scholar.

 

The third edition of the VCLA International Student Awards 2018

The highly successful third edition of the VCLA International Student Awards was concluded on Monday, June 11, 2018, with the announcement of two winners in two award categories. The winners of the 2018 edition of the VCLA International Student Awards are:

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Tomáš Lamser (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic) for his thesis “Algorithmic Analysis of Patrolling Games” under the supervision of Professor Antonín Kučera (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic).

Listen to the presentation of his thesis here (coming soon).

Outstanding Master Thesis Award

  • Jeremy Liang An Kong (Imperial College London, United Kingdom) for his thesis “MCMAS-Dynamic: Symbolic Model Checking Linear Dynamic Logic” under the supervision of Professor Alessio Lomuscio (Imperial College London, United Kingdom).

Read and/or listen to the presentation of his thesis here.

Details and the photo gallery here.

Tomáš Lamser, Jeremy Liang An Kong, Anna Prianichnikova, Dana Scott

The second edition of the VCLA International Student Awards 2016

The highly successful second edition of the VCLA International Student Awards was concluded on April 16, 2016, with the celebration of two winners. The winners of the 2015 edition of the VCLA International Student Awards are:

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Felix Dörre (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) for his thesis “Verification of Random Number Generators”

Outstanding Master Thesis Award

  • Valeria Vignudelli (University of Bologna), for her thesis “The Discriminating Power of Higher-Order Languages: A Process Algebraic Approach” (Bologna)

Honorable Mention

  • Maximilian Schleich (Oxford University) for the work “Learning Regression Models over Factorised Joins”

Details and photo gallery here.

Stefan Szeider, Bahareh Afshari, Maximilian Schleich, Valeria Vignudelli, Felix Dörre, Magdalena Ortiz, Igor Konnov, Simone Bova

The first edition of the VCLA International Student Awards 2015

The VCLA announced the first edition of the VCLA International Student Awards in the course of the largest event in the history of logic taking place in Vienna, in the Summer of 2014. The Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL) consisted of twelve large conferences and numerous workshops, attracting over 2000 researchers from all over the world.

The highly successful first edition of the VCLA International Student Awards was concluded on Friday, May 15, 2015, with the celebration of four winners in two award categories. The winners of the 2014 edition of the VCLA International Student Awards are:

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Pablo Muñoz, University of Chile, New Complexity Bounds for Evaluating CRPQs with Path Comparisons

Outstanding Master Thesis Award

  • Kuldeep S. Meel, Rice University, Sampling Techniques for Boolean Satisfiability
  • Luke Schaeffer, University of Waterloo, Deciding Properties of Automatic Sequences
  • Sophie Spirkl, University of Bonn, Boolean Circuit Optimization

Details and the photo gallery here.

Kuldeep S. Meel, Pablo Munoz, Luke Schaeffer, Sophie Spirkl