The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants to Daniel Dadush and Hannes Mühleisen of CWI. The funding allows these researchers, who have recently obtained their PhD, to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years. The Veni is one of three types of grants under the prestigious Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of NWO.
Daniel Dadush (Networks & Optimization group) received a Veni grant for his project ‘New Frontiers in Lattice Design’. In this project, he will work on designing new cutting edge methods for efficiently utilizing lattice structures. Lattices are regular spatial arrangements of points with many applications. They are applied for instance in noise tolerant encodings for wireless cell phone messages and securing Internet communications by hiding messages within high dimensional lattices. Dadush obtained his PhD at Georgia Tech in 2012 is a tenure track researcher at CWI since 2014.
Hannes Mühleisen (Database Architectures group) was awarded a Veni grant for his project ‘Capturing the Laws of Data Nature’. He will work on improving and speeding up big data analysis by researching how a data management system can make use of statistical models. These models can reduce the storage demands of large datasets or give approximate insights quickly. Mühleisen obtained his PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2012 and is a postdoctoral researcher at CWI since.
The Veni grant is one of the personal grants of NWO established to stimulate talented, creative researchers. It amounts to a maximum of 250.000 euro, allowing the recipient to do research for three years. Obtaining this grant is an important step in a scientific career.
NWO news item (Dutch)