The Call for the 2011 Georges Giralt PhD Award received 31 submissions! The following three candidates have been selected as the finalists: Radu Bogdan Rusu, Mario Prats, and Michaël Van Damme. Congratulations!
After the presentations of all three finalists at the European Robotics Forum, Mario Prats was selected as the winner. Congratulations!
The Georges Giralt PhD Award is an annual award given by EURON for the best PhD thesis in Europe. The aim is to encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers in their first research period. The prize consists of a diploma and, in addition, the authors of all short-listed theses are offered an opportunity to publish their thesis as a monograph with Springer.
The PhD award is named the Georges Giralt PhD Award in recognition of the significant efforts made by Georges Giralt (LAAS) to set up and stimulate a European community in robotics during multiple decennia and starting from the 1970s.