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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. We conduct pioneering research in these fields and transfer our results to society.

To give focus to our efforts, we concentrate on five broad, societally-relevant themes:

Mathematics and computer science research are the invisible driving forces behind innovation. CWI contributes by:

The institute also plays a central role in several (inter)national programs and organizations.

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Internet is used for communication via video conferencing, voice calls, chatting, photo sharing, online gaming and virtual reality. These technologies are changing our daily lives and the way we interact with each other. Highly realistic reconstructed 3D representations that combine real and synthetic contents in a virtual world will be part of this online interaction more and more.

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Stacey Jeffery of CWI Four women have been given a position in the first round of the NWO Women In Science Excel (WISE) programme, amongst them Stacey Jeffery from the Algorithms and Complexity group at CWI. The others are Elisabeth Adams (ASTRON), Barbora Hola (NSCR) and Anja Spang (NIOZ). The tenure track programme provides these talented female scientists with the opportunity to continue or develop their own research group and ultimately advance to a top position at their institutes.