This year's young researcher award, a prize established by the presidential culture fund, went to computer scientist Peeter Laud.
Laud researches programming languages and cryptology. One of his main focuses is studying how to avoid security holes within complicated software systems through the use of static program analysis - the analysis of software without actually executing programs built from that software - by using techniques such as abstract interpretation.
Laud defended his doctoral degree, specializing in computationally secure information flow, in Germany in 2002, at the age of 25.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Tartu and director of research at Cybernetica.
The 4,800-euro prize will be handed over in Kadriorg today, reported ETV. Laud most recently received honors for best research article at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2011.