European thesis prize in industrial mathematics
Edvin Åblad, today PhD student in industrial mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded a prize for best thesis at Master level on an industrial project by ECMI, European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry.
The Hansjörg Wacker Memorial Prize is established in memory of ECMI founding member Hansjörg, (1939-1991), who was Professor at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz. The prize is awarded for the best mathematical dissertation at Master level on an industrial project. The title of Edvin’s thesis is Intersection-free load balancing for industrial robots. Modelling and algorithm development.
The prize was awarded on June 19 during the opening ceremony of the biannual ECMI conference, this year in Budapest, by the ECMI President Adérito Araújo and the Linz representative Andreas Binder, a former student of Hansjörg Wacker. ECMI is a consortium of academic institutions and industrial companies that acts co-operatively to promote and support the use of mathematical modelling, simulation, and optimization on a European scale. Chalmers is the only Swedish university among the 20 universities that form the ECMI nodes.
Text: from ECMI prize distribution