Delphine Demange wins the EAPLS Best PhD Dissertation Award 2012

by Arend Rensink, March 21, 2013

The EAPLS Best PhD Dissertation Award 2012 has been won by Dr. Delphine Demange (ENS Cachan - Brittany Extension and the Celtique team at IRISA / INRIA Rennes), for her dissertation on "Semantic Foundations of Intermediate Program Representations".

It is the great pleasure of the European Association on Programming Languages and Systems to announce the outcome of the EAPLS Best Dissertation Award 2012.

This award is given to the PhD student who has made the most original and influential contribution to the area of Programming Languages and Systems, and has graduated in the period from November 2011 to November 2012 at a European academic institute. The purpose of the award is to draw attention to excellent work, to help the career of the student in question, and to promote the research field as a whole.

The winner of this edition of the EAPLS Dissertation Award is

  • Dr. Delphine Demange
    ENS Cachan - Brittany Extension and the Celtique team at IRISA / INRIA Rennes

for her dissertation on

jointy supervised by David Pichardie and Thomas Jensen. The winner was selected by a committee of 30 international experts. Details on the procedure can be found at The candidate theses were judged on originality, impact, relevance, and quality of writing.

The jury concluded unanimously that Dr. Demange's dissertation is an outstanding piece of work; it received the best marks amidst some very strong contenders. A summary of the jury's findings:

  • This outstanding thesis is written in an accurate and friendly way, it is a real pleasure to read. It shows that Delphine Demange excels both in foundational research and in engineering design.
  • The thesis has not only a solid theoretic base, but also an important practical significance.
  • This is an outstanding thesis in the very innovative and forward-pointing area of formal modelling of compilation and intermediate languages.
  • This foundational thesis reports on excellent scientific work which is of great importance for computer science.

We offer Dr. Demange our heartfelt congratulations with her achievement. We are confident that it will be a sign of a long and distinguished scientific career.