CWI publishes news item about its research, education and the social impact of this research on a regular basis. In addition to news items, we also publish more extensive stories about high-profile research or about CWI contributing to tackling social issues.

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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Tristan van Leeuwen appointed as Professor of Computational Inverse Problems

Utrecht University has announced the appointment of Tristan van Leeuwen as professor of Computational Inverse Problems, starting from October 1st.

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ESORICS 2023 Outstanding Research Award for Ronald Cramer

Cryptographer Ronald Cramer (CWI and Leiden University) has been awarded the ESORICS 2023 Outstanding Research Award.

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Database startup MotherDuck raises $52 million to grow DuckDB-based platform

Duck DB database technology was developed at CWI by the Database Architectures group.


Identifying the creator of an artwork by fingerprint examination

Researchers used CWI’s FleX-ray scanner to examine a Rijksmuseum statue and discovered the characteristics of the artist.

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CWI and Inria kick off intensive research collaboration, tackling societal challenges

The research partners join forces to explore solutions in key research areas.

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Best paper award at International Conference on Very Large Data Bases

CWI’s Database Architectures group was recognized for the paper “The LDBC Social Network Benchmark: Business Intelligence Workload”.

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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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