News

Site News

CWI will host EIT Digital's new innovation space

EIT Digital is opening a new innovation space at the offices of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam on 2 November. With this top location in the financial heart of the Netherlands, EIT Digital wants to boost the development of FinTech, together with its partners in the Netherlands and Europe.

In Memoriam Lorike Hagdorn

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of dr. Lorike Hagdorn, member of the CWI Governing Board. Lorike Hagdorn passed away on Monday 9 October 2017. With her passing, CWI has lost a driven and competent board member, and the Dutch research field of logistics has lost one of its most prominent scientists.

Software Renovation by Reverse Engineering Source Code

Currently, software renovation is a hot topic, because our society is depending more and more on aging software. By renovating software we refresh aging software to better match the current technical and business environment. In his thesis CWI PhD candidate Davy Landman studied the automation of software renovation by using Reverse Engineering.

Jaap Akkerhuis admitted to Internet Hall of Fame

Monday evening 18 September 2017 in Los Angeles, the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that Jaap Akkerhuis of NLnet Labs was to be admitted to the Internet Hall of Fame. Akkerhuis began his career at the Mathematical Centre, which is now CWI.

KIEM funding for developing a smart urban jacket

CWI's DIS group led by Pablo Cesar has been awarded KIEM funding by NWO Humanities. The funding will go to "Project Cairo: an intelligent soft-robotic jacket". DIS will work on this project together with two partners: Borre Akkersdijk (Byborre) and Bas Overvelde (Amolf).

Quantum revolution at Lowlands

Quantum experts Harry Buhrman (CWI, QuSoft and UvA) and Ronald Hanson (QuTech, TU Delft) showed a glimpse of their scientific minds at the Lowlands pop festival 2017, discussing the quantum revolution.

DIS contributes to MPEG’s work on Point Cloud Compression

The Distributed and Interactive Systems group has been a core contributor to the effort of Moving Picture Experts Group on 3D point cloud compression technologies. This effort aims at providing efficient representation of static objects and scenes, as well as dynamic objects and real-time acquisition environments. It has resulted in a call for proposals from MPEG.

Instable blood supply may help healthy cells compete with tumor cells

Researchers of CWI’s Scientific Computing group have found that instabilities in the blood supply in cancerous tissue can, surprisingly, lead to a less favorable environment for tumor cells. Their findings shed light on the potential negative side effects of current treatments that aim to actually normalize the blood supply in cancerous tissues.

Comparing medical images better

Together with the radiation oncology department of AMC, Peter Bosman of CWI’s Life Sciences and Health group has been awarded 1.4 million euros for a project in NWO’s Open Technology Programme for the research and development of a new medical image registration method. This project is co-funded by companies Elekta and Xomnia.

A puzzle with a million pieces: assembling viral genomes from sequencing data

Researchers from CWI’s Life Science and Health group have developed a new computational tool, SAVAGE, for reconstructing the genomes of the different virus strains that affect an infected person. SAVAGE makes it possible to reconstruct the different strains – of which there can be plenty in an infected person – even when so called reference genomes are not available

Sung-Shik Jongmans wins IPA Dissertation Award 2016

Research school IPA awarded Sung-Shik Jongmans with the IPA Dissertation Award 2016. The jury wrote: “The thesis contains theoretical contributions, novel ideas, and practical implementation results. The results have been impactful and are deemed to be of high quality and significance.”

Steven Pemberton wins 2017 Best Demo Award at XML London

On 10 June 2017 Steven Pemberton won by acclamation the Demo Award at the XML London conference for his demonstration 'XForms Game'. XForms is a web technology and W3C standard, co-designed by Pemberton, originally intended for handling forms on the web. It now has been generalized to allow the description of more general applications.

Harry Buhrman and Yfke Dulek give ‘Paradiso lecture’ on artificial intelligence and quantum computers

On 18 June, Harry Buhrman and Yfke Dulek will give a ‘Paradiso lecture’. These lectures, which take place in music venue and cultural centre Paradiso in Amsterdam, are intended for a broad audience. Harry Buhrman is leader of the Algorithms and Complexity group, director of QuSoft and professor at the University of Amsterdam. Yfke Dulek is a PhD student in the A&C research group. Their lecture will focus on artificial intelligence and quantum computers. Buhrman and Dulek will address the question: will computers take over in the future?

Document Actions