Arnold Smeulders (COMMIT/, UvA and CWI) has been invited to become a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen - KHMW) in Haarlem, the oldest academic society in the Netherlands. Established in 1752, the society aims at promoting science by awarding prizes and stipendia. It aspires to bridge the gap between science and society. Membership is granted by invitation only.
COMMIT/ is a public-private research community, 'solving grand challenges in information and communication science, shaping tomorrow's society'. It is housed by CWI. In 2013 Arnold Smeulders also joined the prestigious Academia Europaea.
More information can be found on the website of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen and on the COMMIT/ webpage on Arnold Smeulders.
Picture: Arnold Smeulders.