Call for PhD Students

The Swiss Graduate Program FoMICS "Foundations in Mathematics and Informatics for Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering”, led by the Institute of Computational Science (ICS) at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, is pleased to announce the first FoMICS prize for PhD students.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to present their research in a short talk (10-15 min) at a special session at the PASC17 conference. The prize will be awarded based on the quality of the results and the ability to communicate them to the audience. The award will be presented at the closing session of PASC17.


  • Applicants must be students at universities in Switzerland or abroad who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program or who were enrolled in a doctoral program in the most recent academic year
  • Applicants must present research that reflects their own work, not that of an advisor
  • Applicants must be registered for PASC17 and able to present their research at a session on Wednesday, June 28, from 13:30-15:30

Application Process

Doctoral students who are interested in being considered for the FoMICS prize must express their interest via email to Prof. Rolf Krause ( by June 18, 2017. Applications must include the following information:

Presentation title:
Short abstract:

Submissions should be sent with “FoMICS Prize” in the subject line. Further details regarding the presentation will be provided with notification of application acceptance.