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.

DIS Group Releases Open Source Software for Digital Humanities

Together with European partners the DIS group investigated the potential which Opera could have to foster social transformation in disparate communities through the use of technology.

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Artificial intelligence helps deciding on best radiation therapy for prostate tumours

An algorithm developed by CWI and Amsterdam UMC helps doctors determine the best plan for internal radiotherapy. This makes prostate cancer more treatable. Thanks to the research of Anton Bouter and his …


Prognosing onset of ALS disease with AI methods

Accurately predicting whether a person will develop ALS: bioinformatics researchers at Bielefeld University, Germany, published a study in Nature Machine Intelligence. Part of this research was done at CWI.

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PhD defence: How useful are quantum computers?

In the quest for a working quantum computer, it is important to find out how classical and quantum computers perform similar tasks. On 16 February 2023 Subhasree Patro (CWI and QuSoft) defended …


Marten van Dijk wins IEEE CS Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

For his contributions to oblivious and encrypted computation Marten van Dijk won the 2023 IEEE CS Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award.


Fair solutions to power grid capacity problems

Our power grid is running into capacity problems. Brinn Hekkelman recently obtained a PhD on ways to fairly distribute the available capacity of the power grid among users.

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Stieltjes Prize 2021-2022 for Sophie Huiberts and Freek Witteveen

Sophie Huiberts, former PhD student of CWI, has been awarded the Stieltjes Prize 2021-2022 for the best PhD thesis in mathematics in the Netherlands. CWI also hosted the other winner, Freek Witteveen.

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eScience Center grants CWI project on differentiable programming

Benjamin Sanderse and his Scientific Computing group received a grant from the Netherlands eScience Center to develop a new software framework. This framework will be used to discover new physics models using …

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