ICTEAM Thesis Award

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 selection jury in 2023 was chaired by François Glineur. The other members were Y. Deville, J.-D. Legat and O. Pereira.

The ICTEAM Best Thesis Award 2023 was granted to Gaëtan Cassiers for his thesis entitled "Composable and efficient masking schemes for side-channel secure implementations" (supervisor : François-Xavier Standaert). Since Gaëtan is currently a postdoctoral researchear at IAIK of TU Graz, he couldn't be present. His supervisor, Prof. F.-X. Standaert, picked up the diploma on his behalf.

Moreover, the selection jury decided to grant a special mention to Roselien Vercauteren for a remarkable thesis with outstanding interdisciplinary and dissemination aspects. Roselien's thesis is entitled "Porous silicon flow-through membrane: application to the optical detection of bacteria from their lysate" (supervisors : Laurent Francis and Jacques Mahillon)

The award and special mention were granted during the ICTEAM Day on May 25, 2023.