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Ute Ebert wins Minerva Prize

CWI researcher Ute Ebert has won the Minerva Prize 2004. This was announced by the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter FOM on February 25. Ebert's publication was chosen unanimously out of …

NWO funds CWI projects on computational life science

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO has awarded funding to three projects that involve CWI's Non-linear PDE group. This was announced in December 2003. The subsidies are part of NWO's Computational …

Arie van Deursen appointed professor

CWI researcher Arie van Deursen has been appointed professor of software engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of Delft University of Technology. He took up his duties …

CWI co-hosts SIGIR 2007

The Netherlands have been selected to host SIGIR 2007. SIGIR is the major international conference on information retrieval. The annual event of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval of the Association …

Harry Buhrman wins VICI grant

In 2003, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a VICI grant to CWI researcher Harry Buhrman for his research on quantum computing. Normal 'classical' computers use memory bits that …

CWI contributes to crack RSA-576

An international team of mathematicians and computer scientists including two CWI researchers has found the two prime factors of a specially prepared encryption testing number called RSA-576, a number of 576 bits …

Funding for software testing project TT-MEDAL

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has allocated funding to the software test development project TT-MEDAL. This was announced on November 12, 2003. TT-MEDAL is a cooperation of CWI's Specification and Analysis …

Program recognizes patterns without prior knowledge

Identifying unknown composers, automatically recognizing languages, finding the origin of new strains of viruses. These are just a few examples of the many possibilities of the CompLearn Toolkit, a compression based pattern …