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VENI grant for Harry van Zanten

Harry van Zanten received a VENI grant for young talented researchers. This was announced by NWO on July 13, 2004. Van Zanten is researcher at the Vrije Universiteit and seconded at CWI's …

AI in optimization: TALENT stipendium for Jano van Hemert

Jano van Hemert, postdoc researcher at CWI, has been granted a TALENT stipendium from NWO for his proposal Application of Evolutionary Computation to Evaluate Algorithms that Solve Constrained Optimization Problems.

Agents increase the potential of e-commerce

Companies like Amazon and easyJet have shown that e-commerce can be very successful. However, online retail is still limited to simple transactions that are closed manually. Enrico Gerding, Ph.D. student at CWI, …

W3C Benelux and ISOC Belgium spread open internet standards

The Benelux Office of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C Benelux) and the Internet Society Belgium (ISOC Belgium) have agreed to cooperate to spread open standards to the internet communities of Belgium …

Prominent software historian visits CWI

Martin Campbell-Kelly, author of the first book on the history of the software industry, visits CWI on July 10. He is one of the speakers at the Colloquium History of Computing held …

Martin Kersten advisor Philips Research

Philips Research has appointed Martin Kersten as an advisor on database technology for its ambient intelligence program. Ambient intelligence covers a wide array of technologies for creating electronic environments sensitive to people. …

BRICKS launched

A meeting at the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO in The Hague on April 15 marked the official start of the CWI-coordinated BRICKS project. In the presence of NWO officials and …

Cor Baayen nominated as honorary member KWG

The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society KWG has nominated Cor Baayen as an honorary member. Baayen was scientific director of CWI from 1980 to 1994. He joined the institute in 1959 as a …