E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize

Since 2002, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation.

Beth dissertation prize committee 2020 members are:

Samson Abramsky (University of Oxford)
Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam)
Alexander Clark (Kings College London)
Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford University)
Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg)
Guy Emerson (University of Cambridge)
Katrin Erk (University of Texas at Austin)
Arash Eshghi (Hariot-Watt University)
Sujata Ghosh (ISI, Chennai)
Davide Grossi (Universities of Groningen and Amsterdam)
Chris Haase (University College London)
Aurelie Herbelot (University of Trento)
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
Reinhard Muskens (University of Amsterdam)
Laura Rimmell (Deep Mind)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (University College London, chair)
Matthew Stone (Rutgers)
Jouko Väänänen (University of Helsinki)
Noam Zeilberger (Ecole Polytechnique)

E.W.Beth Dissertation Prize in Logic, Language and Information 2020 has been awarded jointly to

Marcin Wągiel , “Subatomic Quantification” , Masaryk University, Brno


Juan Aguilera , “Between the Finite and the Infinite” , TU Wien.

The runners up for the prize were:

– Carlo Angiuli, “Computational Semantics of Cartesian Cubical Type Theory”,
Carnegie Mellon University

– Lorenzo Galeotti, “The theory of generalised real numbers and other topics in logic”,
Universität Hamburg

– Jonas Groschwitz, “Methods for taking semantic graphs apart and putting them back together again”, Saarland University and Macquarie University

– Alberto Molinari, “Model Checking: the Interval Way”, University of Udine

– Merel Scholman, “Coherence relations in discourse and cognition: Comparing approaches, annotations, and interpretations”, Saarland University

– John Torr, “Wide-Coverage Statistical Parsing with Minimalist Grammars”, University of Edinburgh

Previously, the recipients of the prize have been:

  • 2019 Dr. Bartosz Wcisło , “Understanding the strength of compositional truth”, University of Warsaw
  • 2018 İsmail İlkan Ceylan, Query Answering in Probabilistic Data and Knowledge Bases , Technical University of Dresden
  • 2017
    • Antoine Amarilli, Leveraging the structure of uncertain data, Télécom ParisTech
    • Ronald de Haan, Parameterized Complexity in the Polynomial Hierarchy, Technical University of Vienna
  • 2016 Thomas Zeume, Small Dynamic Complexity Classes, University of Dortmund
  • 2015 Michał Skrzypczak, Descriptive set theoretic methods in automata theory, University of Warsaw
  • 2014 Thomas Graf, Local and Transderivational Constraints in Syntax and Semantics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2013
    • Wesley H. Holliday, Knowing What Follows: Epistemic Closure and Epistemic Logic, Stanford University
    • Ekaterina Lebedeva, Expressing Discourse Dynamics via Continuations, University of Lorraine
  • 2012
    • Andreas Kapsner, Logics and Falsifications, University of Barcelona
    • Daniel R. Licata, Dependently Typed Programming with Domain-Specific Logics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2011
    • Nils Bulling, Modelling and Verifying Abilities of Rational Agents, TU Clausthal
    • Mohan Ganesalingam, The Language of Mathematics, University of Cambridge
  • 2010 Yury Savateev, Algorithmic Complexity of Fragments of the Lambek Calculus, Moscow State University
  • 2009
    • Emmanuel Chemla, Presuppositions and Scalar Implicatures: Formal and Experimental Studies, Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris
    • Lukasz Kaiser, Logic and Games on Automatic Structures, Aachen University
  • 2008
    • Tomas Brazdil, Verification of Probabilistic Recursive Sequential Programs, Masaryk University
    • Marco Kuhlmann, Dependency Structures and Lexicalized Grammars, Saarland University
  • 2007 Gabriele Puppis, Automata for Branching and Layered Structures, University of Udine
  • 2006
    • Leszek Kolodziejczyk, Truth Definitions and higher-Order Logics in Finite Models, Warsaw University
    • Chung-chieh (Ken) Shan, Linguistic Side Effects, Harvard University
  • 2005 Ash Asudeh, Resumption as Resource Management, Stanford University
  • 2004 John T. Hale, Grammar, Uncertainty and Sentence Processing, Michigan State University
  • 2003 Jason Baldridge, Lexically Specified Derivational Control in Combinatory Categorial Grammar, University of Edinburgh
  • 2002 Maria Aloni, Quantification under conceptual covers, University of Amsterdam
  • 2001 Gerald Penn, The Algebraic Structure of Attributed Type Signatures, University of Toronto
  • 2000
    • Jelle Gerbrandy, Bisimulations on Planet Kripke, University of Amsterdam
    • Khalil Sima’an, Learning Efficient Disambiguation, Universities of Amsterdam and of Utrecht
  • 1999
    • Peter Grünwald, The Minimum Description Length Principle and Reasoning under Uncertainty, University of Amsterdam
    • Matthew Stone, Modality in Dialogue: Planning, Pragmatics and Computation, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1998
    • Nir Friedman, Modeling Beliefs in Dynamic Systems, Stanford University
    • Lisa Matthewson, Determiner Systems and Quantificational Strategies: Evidence from Salish, University of British Columbia