Networks and Optimization group news

Stieltjes Prize 2022-2023 for Lucas Slot

Former CWI PhD student Lucas Slot has been awarded the Stieltjes Prize for the best mathematical PhD thesis in the Netherlands. Slot did his PhD research at CWI, defended his thesis ‘cum …

Lucas Slot, giving his Stieljes Prize speech at NMC 2024 in Lunteren. Picture: Marieke Kranenburg.

Unlocking the mysteries of the Simplex-algorithm

The most popular optimization method is an algorithm, developed in 1947. Why is it still so successful? CWI researchers were able to shed some light on the matter.

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Sophie Huiberts wins Gijs de Leve Prize

Sophie Huiberts won the Gijs de Leve Prize 2020-2023 for the best PhD thesis in Mathematics of Operations Research in that period. She is the first woman to get this prize.

Sophie Huiberts giving a lecture at CWI. Picture: Léa Junger (ca. 2022). With focus area.

Daniel Dadush appointed Professor of Geometry of Optimization

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 Daniel is the group leader of the Networks …

Daniel Dadush. Picture: UU (Harold van de Kamp)

Cum laude for Luis Felipe Vargas for research in optimization

Mathematician Luis Felipe Vargas (CWI) received a 'cum laude' degree for his thesis on optimization. His PhD research resulted in a new mathematical insight on approximation bounds for graph parameters.

PhD defence of CWI's Luis Felipe Vargas at Tilburg University, 3 November 2023 (group picture 3). With focal area.

INFORMS Khachiyan Prize for Monique Laurent

The INFORMS Optimization Society announced that Monique Laurent won the 2023 Khachiyan Prize for outstanding life-time achievements in optimization.

Monique Laurent (NB please keep focal area)

New software detects money laundering faster than ever before

Computer scientists have developed a new tool that enables quicker and more accurate detection of money laundering, with the ability to scan 50 million transactions in less than a second. The tool …

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Hundreds of researchers in algorithms gather at CWI

About 300 researchers in algorithms gather together from 4-9 September at the ALGO 2023 conference, which is hosted at CWI.

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