BMS Phase II student Antje Bjelde was one of three recipients of the "Clara von Simson" Prize 2015. She received the award for her outstanding master's thesis entitled “On variations of the facility location problem”, which she completed under the supervision of Dr. Sebastian Stiller.

Established in 2007, this annual award is presented to the three best female graduates in the field of Science or Technology. The awarding ceremony took place on 11 December 2015 in the "Lichthof" of the Technische Universität Berlin as part of the "Academic Ceremony 2015".

In 1951, Clara von Simson became the first woman to finish her habilitation in physics at TU Berlin. It was one of her lifelong goals to motivate women towards a career in the natural sciences, and she committed herself to supporting women in science, technology and engineering. Antje Bjelde is now a member of the Combinatorial Optimization & Graph Algorithms Group (COGA) at TU Berlin. She is currently working on the project Network Mechanism Design for Metropolitan Infrastructures under the supervision of Dr. Max Klimm.

Antje's second place award came with prize money of 1500 euros.

Congratulations Antje!