May 17, 2017

TU/e PhD Thesis Award 2017

I was very surprised, and am very happy, to have received the TU/e PhD Thesis Award 2017 on May 17th, 2017. It is a great honor that my PhD thesis was well-received by the jury.

TU/e Academic Awards 2017

Here is a quote that describes the TU/e Academic Awards. This quote is taken from TU/e’s website:

Through its high-quality education and research, the TU/e contributes to the advancement of the technical sciences and to the development of engineering and the development of technological innovations. With the annual TU/e Academic Awards we celebrate the TU/e talents who produce the best MSc thesis, PDEng thesis and PhD thesis.

Jury report for the PhD Thesis Award

Out of the different awards awarded on this day, it is the PhD Thesis Award specifically that I was awarded. Here is the report from the jury:

Jaron Sanders defended his thesis on 28 January, 2016, within the Mathematics and Computer Science department, resulting in the cum laude judicium. Jaron’s work applies a high-level, fundamental theoretical approach to related problems in two disciplines, mathematics and physics, building on the expertise of his simultaneously obtained cum laude MSc degrees in both fields. His PhD work resulted in high-impact publications in prestigious journals in both fields. Furthermore, the relevance of his work for applications ranges from the optimization of cell phone networks to the engineering of quantum systems for computing purposes. The combination of the interdisciplinary nature of the work, Jaron’s innovative approaches, thorough fundamental theory and potential impact on society prompted the jury to select his thesis as best PhD thesis of 2016.

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