Raluca Marin-Perianu is the winner of the Christiaan Huygens 2009 award for best scientific PhD thesis. The thesis, titled "Wireless Sensor Networks in Motion", was presented as bringing a significant contribution to the development of telecom and information technologies.

Raluca Marin-Perianu will receive the 10,000 euro award from the Dutch Education minister during a ceremony due to take place on october 7, 2009.

The event is sponsored by IBM, the European Space Agency, De Nederlandsche Bank, ING, the Utrecht University and TNO.

Raluca Marin-Perianu graduated the computers faculty at the Bucharest Politechnica University and continued her studies at the Twente University in Netherlands.