The 2019 Netherlands Prize for ICT Research (Nederlandse Prijs voor ICT-onderzoek) is to be awarded to Professor Elmar Eisemann. The group leader of Computer Graphics and Visualisation at Delft University of Technology is being given the prize for his research into the accurate, detailed depiction of visualisations using modern graphics hardware. The prize comes with €50,000 that can be freely spent by the winner to support their own research.
Four candidates were put forward for the 2019 ICT Prize, and the jury was impressed by the quality and diversity of these submissions. The jury, comprising Professor H. Brinksma (Hamburg University of Technology / University of Twente), Professor F.A.H. van Harmelen (VU Amsterdam) and Professor E.O. Postma (Tilburg University), ultimately selected Elmar Eisemann as the worthiest recipient of the 2019 Netherlands Prize for ICT Research, praising Eisemann for his impressive scientific achievements.
The prestigious Netherlands Prize for ICT Research is awarded annually to a scientific researcher under 40 years of age (at the time of the decision) who has carried out innovative research or is responsible for a scientific breakthrough in ICT. The prize is awarded jointly by the Dutch ICT research platform IPN and NWO through the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen). Besides the €50,000 prize money awarded to the winner, Eisemann and NWO will publish a poster, describing the award-winning work and its importance, for distribution to secondary schools, universities and other knowledge institutes.
Eisemann will be awarded his prize in a festive presentation during ICT.OPEN 2019, which takes place on 19-20 March 2019 in Hilversum.