Press Release / August 2018 - Professor ANASTASIA AILAMAKI is the Laureate of the Nemitsas Prize 2018 in Computer Science

We announce with great pleasure that the International Experts’ Committee has selected Professor Anastasia Ailamaki for the NEMITSAS Prize 2018 in COMPUTER SCIENCE and the Foundation’s Board of Directors unanimously confirmed their decision.

Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki

Anastasia Ailamaki is a Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and the co-founder of RAW Labs SA, a Swiss company developing real-time analytics infrastructures for heterogeneous big data. Her research interests are in data-intensive systems and large-scale scientific and business applications. She has received an ERC Consolidator Award (2013), a Finmeccanica endowed chair from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon (2007), a European Young Investigator Award from the European Science Foundation (2007), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2005), an NSF CAREER award (2002), and ten best-paper awards in scientific conferences. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She is an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow, and an elected member of the Swiss National Research Council. She has served as a CRA-W mentor, and is a member of the Expert Network of the World Economic Forum.

We also announce that the International Experts’ Committee for the NEMITSAS Prize 2018 in Computer Science consisted of the following internationally known experts:

  • Prof. Joseph Sifakis (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
  • Prof. Tony Hey (Chief Data Scientist at Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK)
  • Prof. Constantinos Daskalakis (MIT, USA)

The award ceremony will take place in the Presidential Palace on Thursday 4th of October 2018, and the Prize shall be awarded by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.

The Secretariat