EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award

The EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award (EDDA) was introduced in 2003 and recognizes the OR contributions of PhD students or scientists having less than two years research experience since completing a PhD. The entries will consist of doctoral dissertations that were completed after the competition deadline of the previous EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award. The dissertation must have been defended at an European University and the author must be a member of an EURO member society. A short-list of finalists are invited to present their work in a special session of the EURO-k Conference. The winner is determined by the jury at the end of the special session(s) and is announced by the chairman of the jury during the closing session of the EURO-k Conference. Only one award may be made on each occasion.


The purpose of the prize is to distinguish an outstanding doctoral dissertation in OR defended in the countries having an OR society that is a member of EURO.


  • The prize consists of a certificate and reward of €1,000

The winner of the 2022 EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award is:

Daniel Rehfeldt

Zuse Insitute Berlin


The EDDA 2022 jury consisted of Yves Crama (Chair), Laura Palagi, Marjan van den Akker, E. Alper Yildirim, Safia Kedad-Sidhoum.

The presentation was made at the closing session of the EURO 2022 Conference in Espoo (Finland).

The period for nominations for the 2024 EDDA is closed.

Jury of the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2025

To be announced

The period for applications for the 2025 EDDA is not yet open. It will be announced in October 2024.

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