[robotics-worldwide] [news] EuroHaptics Society Best PhD 2016 Award

Angelika Peer angelika.peer at brl.ac.uk
Fri Dec 16 05:00:58 PST 2016

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Every year, the EuroHaptics Society awards a prize for the best Ph.D. 
thesis of the year.

The EuroHaptics Society PhD Award competition is open to all candidates, 
who in the broad sense deserted on a topic of relevance to the science 
and/or technology of haptics in the year 2016. This year the award is 
endowed with 1000 €.

Candidates must be a member of the EuroHaptics Society, or must have a 
recommendation letter from a EuroHaptics Society member. Each nomination 
will be competitively reviewed. The EuroHaptics Society Best PhD 
Award will be announced during the World Haptics 2017 in 
Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany, June 2017. The winner will be 
allowed to present a talk on the topic of his/her thesis at this 

Deadline for nomination for the 2016award is on the 31st of January 
2017. The purpose of EuroHaptics Society is to contribute and promote 
advancement of Haptics all over the world. Main activities are the 
official organization of the EuroHaptics Conferences and the 
collaboration with other international haptics organizations in 
promoting conferences, workshops and events by disseminating information 
and establishing relations among the haptics community.

Please send PhD nomination via email to: <ehs2016phdaward at gmail.com 
<mailto:ehs2014phdaward at gmail.com>>.

The nomination should include the following:
- PhD thesis in pdf format (written in English or translated into English).
- CV of the candidate including publication list.
- Recommendation letter from the PhD advisor, in which the relevance of 
the thesis is explained, together with a statement about the originality 
of the thesis and its contribution to the field.
- Membership information of the candidate, or a letter of recommendation 
from a EuroHaptics Society member.

Main dates are as follows:
- Deadline for PhD reception of candidacies: 31st of January 2017,
- Announcement of PhDawarded: June 2017 (WorldHaptics 2017, June 6-9, 2017)

On behalf of the EuroHaptics Society,
Manuel Ferre
Secretary of the EHS2016 PhDaward committee.

Professor in Robotics
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
University of the West of England, Bristol T Block, Frenchay
Campus Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS16 1QY
Phone: +44/117/32-86183

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