STIC “PhD students” prize – Plateau de Saclay

Sponsored by: Labex DigiCosme, ED STIC Université Paris Saclay, ED IP Paris Institut Polytechnique de Paris

The prize for the “Best scientific production in ICST (Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies) on the Plateau de Saclay” is awarded each year to the research work of doctoral students from the ED STIC of Université Paris-Saclay and from IP Paris doctoral school (from the IDIA and ICE fields) for their excellence. The aim of this prize is to energize and motivate doctoral students by rewarding them and exposing their work to the community, particularly to young researchers starting their thesis.

This year the ceremony takes place on May 16, 2022 at CentraleSupélec: information here

Each year, between 4 and 8 prizes are awarded, each with a maximum value of 1000 euros. The jury, composed of researchers in the field of ICST from the Plateau de Saclay will award a first prize in ICST from ED STIC and a first prize in ICST from ED IP Paris as well as a set of accessits. The jury reserves the right to reward, via a special jury prize, a scientific production of one or more PhD students carried out during a collaboration between research teams from the University of Paris-Saclay and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

This prize is intended to promote all types of scientific production by doctoral students: articles, evaluation campaigns or production of hardware and/or software systems. For each category, a proof of recognition of the work will be required: communication in a journal or conference with a program committee for an article, attested results for an evaluation campaign that may include a publication, demonstration at a conference or other event for a software, etc.

Only work carried out during the thesis is eligible.

The selection criteria taken into account by the jury in designating the winners are in particular the originality of the results, the originality of the field and the methods used, the importance and impact of the results obtained, and of course the quality of the medium used to disseminate the results.

Winners of the previous editions of the prize (known as the ED STIC prizes until 2019) cannot be nominated in 2021.

The official presentation of the prizes takes place at the beginning of the academic year, during the welcome meeting of the PhD students of each doctoral school. Candidates undertake, in case of selection, to present their work in a didactic way (accessible to a non-specialist public). On this occasion, the recipients will receive a cheque for an amount ranging from 500 to 1000 euros (1000 euros for the first prize).

(In the case of a work awarded and co-executed by deux doctoral students (authors) of the Plateau de Saclay, the amount of the prize must be shared between the authors.)