The Young Scientist Award was proposed by Prof. Alemdar Hasanov Hasanoglu during his term as Chair of biennial conferences “Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation” (since 2002), in order to promote young scientists. The award was established during the 4th International Conference “Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation” in May 2008 and has been awarded since to young scientists who have done outstanding research in inverse problems and applications.

After the establishment of the Eurasian Association on Inverse Problems (EAIP) in 2015, the award was renamed to the EAIP Young Scientist Award.

EAIP Young Scientist Award (s) is presented to young scientists under the age of 40 at the time of the IPMS conference, with particular merits in inverse problems analysis and its applications. Candidates for the award may be nominated by their organizations, as well as may apply themselves. Nomination materials (Cover Letter and CV including a complete list of publications) should be submitted via email to the Secretariat of the Conference Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with a CC to Otmar Scherzer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Application deadline for nominations is three months before the date of each IPMS conference.

The awardees are selected by the EAIP Young Scientist Award Committee. The award(s) is given during the Opening Ceremony of the IPMS conference and to participants of the conference only.

EAIP Young Scientist Award Committee Members 

Giovanni S. Alberti, Italy
Alemdar  Hasanov Hasanoğlu, Turkey
Joonas Ilmavirta, Finland
Roman Novikov, France
Otmar Scherzer, Austria (Chair)
Cristiana Sebu, Malta
Marian Slodicka, Belgium

2008 Awardees
Dr. Maria Rapun, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Dr. Arzu Erdem, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Dr. Maksim Shishlenin, Sobolev Inst. of Mathematics, Russia

2010 Awardee
Dr. Tomas Johansson, University of Birmingham, UK

2014 Awardees
Dr. Jens Flemming, TU Chemnitz, Germany
Dr. Mikhail Isaev, CMAP Ecole Polytechnique, France

2016 Awardees
Dr. Karel Van Bockstal, Ghent University, Belgium
Dr. Alexandre Jollivet, Lille 1 University, France


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2018 Awardees
Dr. Giovanni S. Alberti, University of Genoa, Italy
Dr. Bernadette Hahn, University of Würzburg, Germany
Dr. Andrei Shurup, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

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2020 - 2022 Awardees

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Dr. Peter Elbau
Faculty of Mathematics,
University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Joonas Ilmavirta
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Dr. Simon Hubmer
RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences,