TU Wien Informatics

Distinguished Young Alumn

Each semester, we recognize our most outstanding master students for their exceptional achievements in research.

Distinguished Young Alumnus Soeren Nickel presents his master thesis to the audience (2020).
Distinguished Young Alumnus Soeren Nickel presents his master thesis to the audience (2020).
Picture: Amélie Chapalain / TU Wien Informatics

The Award

Recognizing Student Excellence

The Distinguished Young Alumn award was established in 2005 to recognize exceptional work by master students and to encourage the highest levels of scholarship, research, and writing. Supervisors are invited to submit eligible candidates’ master theses to the faculty jury. In their evaluation, the jury considers both the methodological and substantive aspects of each thesis, including the importance of the subject, the originality of the work, it’s structure, the quality of the scholarship and the writing, and other appropriate factors that denote excellence.

The jury nominates three to five candidates to present their thesis at the festive biannual Epilog, the celebratory public event where we honor our most excellent graduates and students. Their presentations are the final criterion for the jury’s decision, and an impressive display of student excellence.

Winners and Nominees

Winter 2020

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Summer 2020

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Winter 2019

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Summer 2019

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Winter 2018

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Summer 2018

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Winter 2017

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Summer 2017

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Winter 2016

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Summer 2016

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Winter 2015

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Summer 2015

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Winter 2014

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Summer 2014

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Winter 2013

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Summer 2013

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Winter 2012

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Summer 2012

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Winter 2011

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Summer 2011

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Winter 2010

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Summer 2010

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Winter 2009

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Summer 2009

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Winter 2008

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Summer 2008

Winter 2007

Summer 2007

Winter 2006

Summer 2006

Winter 2005