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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.

Conviction by numbers: Grünwald and Gill criticize statistics Lucia de B in Nature

Peter Grünwald of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam and Richard Gill of the Universiteit Leiden criticize the statistics used in the trial of nurse and alleged 'serial killer' …

New Dutch train timetable made more robust with help of CWI

The 2007 Dutch train timetable, which started on 10 December 2006, has been made more robust with help of CWI researcher Lex Schrijver and programmer Adri Steenbeek. This was pointed out by …

Tuesday November 28: Research Vox Populi on Noorderlicht Radio

Stefano Bocconi (PhD defense November 30 at TU/e) will be interviewed by Noorderlicht Radio on Tuesday November 28 2006. He will talk about the Vox Populi system which automatically generates video documentaries …

Amsterdam Researchers Win International Semantic Web Challenge

The MultimediaN E-culture Project has won the first prize at the Semantic Web Challenge at the 5th International Semantic Web Conference held in Athens, Georgia, USA. This international competition aims to advance …

Kuhn Award for Leen Stougie

Shane Dye (Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand), Leen Stougie (TU/e and CWI) and Asgeir Tomasgard (SINTEF and NTNU, Norway) received the 2006 Harold W. Kuhn Award during the INFORMS annual meeting in …

New BRICKS website online

During the BRICKS Project and Advisory Board meeting on 3 October 2006 the new BRICKS website www.bsik-bricks.nl has officially been launched. The website offers all sorts of background information on BRICKS, and …

New upper bounds for kissing in higher dimensions

Christine Bachoc (Université Bordeaux) and Frank Vallentin (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam), have found new upper bounds for 'kissing' in higher dimensions. In geometry the kissing number is the maximum number …

New upper bounds for kissing in higher dimensions

Jan van Eijck appointed NIAS Fellow

Jan van Eijck has been appointed NIAS fellow on 1 September 2006. For five months he will be engaged in research on Games, Action and Social Software at the Netherlands Institute for …