Bart M. P. Jansen


ERC Starting Grant

Awarded by the European Research Council (ERC)
July 2018, The Netherlands


The Euroean Research Council decided to fund my Starting Grant proposal ''Rigorous Search Space Reduction''. The grant of 1.473.000 euros enables me to lead a research team for 5 years. The goal of the project is to develop preprocessing methods that speed up computations by several orders of magnitude, by reducing the search space of problem-solving algorithms. Further information can be found on the TU/e website.

Excellent Student Paper Award at IPEC 2017

Awarded by prof. Frances Rosamond on behalf of the IPEC 2017 Program Committee
September 6th 2017, Vienna, Austria

Excellent student paper award

The paper Optimal Data Reduction for Graph Coloring Using Low-Degree Polynomials, joint work with my PhD student Astrid Pieterse, received the Excellent Student Paper Award at the 12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017). The prize was awarded to the best paper of which at most 1 co-author had a PhD at the time of submission.


University Teaching Qualification

Awarded by the confederation of 3 Technical Universities in the Netherlands
November 8th 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

University teaching qualification

The teaching board of the confederation of 3 technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente) awarded me the University Teaching Qualification, based on my portfolio. It proves my capabilities in terms of developing and implementing teaching, of testing and assessing, of organizing and coordinating teaching, evaluating teaching, and finally professionalization.

Best Paper Award at MFCS 2016

Awarded by the program committee of MFCS 2016
August 23rd 2016, Krakow, Poland

Best paper award

The program committee of the 41st International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2016) selected my paper ''Optimal Sparsification for Some Binary CSPs Using Low-degree Polynomials'', co-authored with my PhD student Astrid Pieterse, as the best paper of the conference. The award was sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).

Teaching Award

Awarded by the study association GEWIS
January 21st 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Teaching Award

The study association for Computer Science and Mathematics at the TU Eindhoven (GEWIS) awarded me the Teaching Award 2015 in Computer Science for my excellent contribution to education. I was the most popular lecturer in Computer Science in 2015, in a vote among the students.

Veni Grant

Awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
July 2014, The Netherlands


The Dutch research funding agency NWO decided to fund my VENI proposal ''Frontiers in Parameterized Preprocessing'', allowing me to conduct research on novel forms of preprocessing for three years. A Dutch summary of my proposal is available from the site of NWO.

Christiaan Huygens Prize

Awarded by dr. Jet Bussemaker, Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science
June 25th 2014, Voorburg, The Netherlands

Huygens Prize

For my Ph.D. thesis The Power of Data Reduction: Kernels for Fundamental Graph Problems I received the Christiaan Huygens Prize for ICT in 2014. This prestiguous award is awarded once every five years in the area of Information and Communication Technology. (Photo credits: Martine Siemens)

Notable Article in Computing

Awarded by ACM Computing Reviews

Notable Article in Computing

The paper Vertex Cover Kernelization Revisited, joint work with Hans L. Bodlaender, was selected by ACM Computing Reviews as a notable article in computing in 2013.

Excellent Student Paper Award at IPEC 2013

Awarded by prof. Frances Rosamond on behalf of the IPEC 2013 Program Committee
September 5th 2013, Sophia Antipolis, France

Excellent Student Paper Award

My paper On Sparsification for Computing Treewidth received an Excellent Student Paper Award at the 8th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2013).

Night of Eindhoven Optimization Challenge

Awarded by Jaap Praagman, Director of CQM
May 22nd 2008, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Nacht van Eindhoven

The team consisting of Bas van Heijer, Wilke van der Schee, and myself, won the 2008 edition of the Nacht van Eindhoven optimization challenge that is hosted once every year by CQM (Consultants in Quantitative Methods).

Young Talent Encouragement Prize

Awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
November 2005, Haarlem, The Netherlands


For excellent results in the first year of my study Computer Science I was awarded a Young Talent Encouragement Prize.