The ICTEAM Thesis Award, which consists of an amount of 2000 €, is granted yearly to the best doctoral thesis that was publicly defended in the course of the previous civil year and for which at least one of the co-directors is officially a member of ICTEAM.
The ICTEAM Thesis Award 2015 was conferred to Nicolas BOUMAL for his thesis entitled "Optimization and estimation on manifolds" (supervisors : Pierre-Antoine Absil, Vincent Blondel)
Moreover, Maxime Taquet was named as runner-up for his thesis "Multi-Fascicle Models of the Brain Microstructure for Population Studies : Acquisition, Estimation, Registration and Statistical Analysis " (supervisors: Benoît Macq, Simon Warfield (Harvard University)
This year again, the selection committee was chaired by Axel van Lamsweerde. The other members were François Glineur, Jérôme Louveaux, Claude Oestges, Jean-Pierre Raskin, Paul Van Dooren and Peter Van Roy.
The award was granted during the Young Researchers’ Day (May 26, 2015).
Axel van Lamsweerde, chair of the selection committee, gave the audience detailed explanations on how and why the jury decided to confer the award to Nicolas Boumal and to name Maxime Taquet as runner-up.