2020 MINDS Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Mathematical Institute for Data Science established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research on the theoretical foundations of data science by doctoral candidates at Johns Hopkins University. The award is accompanied by a prize of $1,000 and is presented annually at the MINDS Symposium, to be held this year on Oct. 23.

Eligibility: Johns Hopkins PhD graduates are eligible; only the student's adviser may nominate a dissertation. For each year's award cycle, a nominated dissertation must have been successfully defended within the previous academic year: Nominations for the 2020 award will be open for students having defended their thesis between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.

Selection criteria: Applications will be reviewed by an awards committee for technical depth and significance of the research contribution, as well as potential impact on theory and practice.

Deadline: Applications will be received until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 9, 2020.

For submission instructions, go to the MINDS Doctoral Dissertation Award webpage of the MINDS website.