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    Sadegh Soudjani wins DIC Best PhD-Thesis Award
    March 2015

    MPI-SWS postdoctoral fellow Sadegh Soudjani has been awarded the DISC Best PhD-Thesis Award for the best PhD thesis defended in 2014 in the Netherlands in the area of systems and control. Dr. Soudjani received the award for the excellent quality of his PhD Thesis "Formal Abstraction for Automated Verification and Synthesis of Stochastic Systems" for which he obtained the doctoral degree at Delft University of Technology in November.


    Isabel Valera and Rijurekha Sen win Humboldt fellowship
    March 2015

    MPI-SWS postdoctoral fellows Isabel Valera and Rijurekha Sen have won a two-year Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship enables highly-qualified scientists from abroad to spend extended periods of research in Germany. Dr. Valera recently joined the newly created Learning in Networks research group and Dr. Sen collaborates with both the MPI-SWS Distributed Systems and Social Computing research groups.


    Rijurekha Sen wins ACM-India Doctoral Dissertation Award
    February 2015

    MPI-SWS postdoctoral fellow Rijurekha won the 2014 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award by ACM-India for her thesis titled "Different Sensing Modalities for Traffic Monitoring in Developing Regions" Dr. Sen recently joined the MPI-SWS Distributed Systems and Social Computing research groups.

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