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Van Dantzig Prize for Borst and Van der Laan

Sem Borst was awarded the Van Dantzig Prize on April 11, for his pioneering work in statistics and operational research. Borst, working at CWI, the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and Bell Labs in …

Mathematicians unravel curling cords

Who does not know the phenomenon of a curling telephone cord? Until now, only closed rods were described mathematically. CWI's PhD student Bob Planqué studied the behaviour of a curling rope with …

Veni grant for fascinating quantum computing

CWI's computer scientist Ronald de Wolf can spend 200,000 euro on quantum computing research. Together with 83 young scientists he received a Veni subsidy from NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research …

Aardal appointed professor of Combinatorial Algorithmics

CWI researcher Karen Aardal has been appointed part-time professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. As of April 1, 2005, she holds the chair of Combinatorial Algorithmics at the Department of Mathematics …

Longer economic lifetime for software

Programming in a new way lengthens the economic lifetime for software, CWI researcher Arie van Deursen said during his inaugural speech as software engineering professor at the Technische Universiteit Delft on February …

Google teaches computers the meaning of words

Computers can learn the meaning of words with the help of the Google search engine. CWI researchers Rudi Cilibrasi and Paul Vitányi found a way to use the world wide web as …

Onno Boxma scientific director EURANDOM

Onno Boxma is the new scientific director of EURANDOM, the European research institute for stochastics. He is appointed for five years, starting October 1, 2005. Boxma will combine this function with his …

CWI researcher wins Bakkenist Prize for Computer Science

CWI researcher Stephanie Wehner has won the 2004 Bakkenist Prize for Computer Science. The award is granted yearly to an exceptional computer science student of a Dutch university. Wehner completed her studies …