Our professors

CWI is connected to the Dutch Universities. Many of our researchers have a part-time appointment at a Dutch university.

About thirty CWI researchers currently hold part-time professorships in their area of research at ten Dutch universities, where they contribute to the teaching and supervision of university students. See the overview of CWI's current involvement in teaching courses (pdf) in the Netherlands. CWI researchers also contribute to the national MasterMath and Landelijk Netwerk Mathematische Besliskunde teaching programmes. If you are a master student and interested in working with our researchers on a MSc project, than please take a look at our current MSc projects.

CWI collaborates with the Dutch Universities

In addition, CWI researchers regularly move on to universities. Since the establishment of CWI in 1946, over 230 CWI researchers have become full-time professors at thirteen universities in the Netherlands (or abroad): TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente, University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Leiden University, Utrecht University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen, Radboud University, Maastricht University, Wageningen University & Research, Tilburg University.

Please note that educational activities are carried out under the responsibility and ownership of the Dutch universities.

Stacey Jeffery appointed professor of Quantum Information at UvA

Stacey Jeffery, senior researcher in CWI's Algorithms and Complexity group, has been appointed professor of Quantum Information at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She will continue her research in quantum algorithms and will teach a Master's course in advanced quantum algorithms in the new UvA Quantum Master's.

Stacey Jeffery. Picture: Ivar Pel.

Daniel Dadush appointed Professor of Geometry of Optimization at Utrecht University

Daniel Dadush is appointed Professor of Geometry of Optimization at Utrecht University. This part-time position at UU is in close partnership with CWI, where he is the group leader of the Networks and Optimization research group. Dadush: "The potential for synergy is vast when we combine our strengths". More on the professorship of Daniel Dadush.

Daniel Dadush. Picture: ©Utrecht University.

Valentin Robu appointed as a professor at TU Eindhoven

TU Eindhoven has appointed senior researcher Valentin Robu as professor in Artificial Intelligence for Smart, Decentralised Energy Systems. His appointment started 1 November 2023. More on Valentin Robu's professorship.

Valentin Robu

Tristan van Leeuwen appointed as a professor at Utrecht University

Utrecht University has appointed Tristan van Leeuwen as a professor of Computational Inverse Problems, starting from 1 October 2023. Van Leeuwen: "Enhancing MRI images requires a significant amount of mathematics, and I'm working to bring that expertise to the field." More on Tristan van Leeuwen's professorship.

Tristan van Leeuwen

Hannes Mühleisen appointed as professor at Radboud University

Recently, Hannes Mühleisen was appointed as professor at Radboud University. He says: "I am looking forward joining ICIS to teach and hopefully inspire the next generations of computer scientists, and to collaborating with Radboud's research teams on data engingeering challenge." Read more in the news item.

hannes mulheisen

Marten van Dijk appointed as endowed professor in Secure and Intelligent Computing at VU Amsterdam

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Executive Board has appointed Marten van Dijk (CWI) as endowed professor in Secure and Intelligent Computing, effective from 8 November 2022. The chair is part of the Computer Science department of the Faculty of Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Read more in the news item.

marten van dijk
Director Ton de Kok in a meeting with representatives of one of the Dutch Universities