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 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 2019 EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award is:

Martina Fischetti

Mathematical programming models and algorithms for offshore wind park design


The EDDA jury 2019 consisted of Bernardo Almada-Lobo (chair), Hande Yaman, Yves Crama, Mikhail Y. Kovalyov and Ivana Ljubic.

The award was presented at the closing session of the EURO 2019 Conference in Dublin (Ireland).

Jury of the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2021

  • Hande Yaman (Belgium)- chair
  • Yves Crama (Belgium)
  • Laura Palagi (Italy)
  • Kathrin Klamroth (Germany)
  • Stefan Minner (Germany)

Call for Applications for the EURO Doctoral Dissertation Award 2022

The period for nominations for the 2021 EDDA is closed.

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