PhD Defence Lăcrămioara Aştefănoaei (SEN3)
19-01-2011 from 12:45 to 14:00 Universiteit Leiden. In de Senaatskamer van het Academiegebouw. Rapenburg 73, Leiden.,

Hereby we invite you to attend the public defence of the dissertation of Lăcrămioara Aştefănoaei, entitled: An Executable Theory of Multi-Agent Systems Refinement. Promotores: Prof.dr. F.S. de Boer, Prof.dr. J.J.Ch. MeyerEverybody is welcome.

PhD Defence Hado van Hasselt (SEN4)
17-01-2011 from 15:15 to 16:30 Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht,

Herewith we invite you to attend the public defence of the dissertation of Hado van Hasselt, entitled: Insights in Reinforcement Learning.Promotoren: Prof.dr. J.-J.Ch. Meyer en Prof.dr. L.R.B. Schomaker. Everybody is welcome.

Sander Nijdam (MAC 3) PhD defense
03-02-2011 from 15:00 to 15:00 Auditorium, Collegezaal 4, Technical University Eindhoven,

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 16:00, Sander Nijdam will defend his PhD. Ute Ebert is first promotor, Gerrit Kroesen is second, Eddie van Veldhuizen is co-promotor. Here is a piece in Cursor about Sander's PhD work:

Symposium on streamers
02-02-2011 from 10:00 to 16:00 TU Eindhoven, building N-laag (natuurkunde), room Spectrum 2.03,

On Wednesday, Feb. 2, there is a full day symposium in Eindhoven on streamers, presenting work of the foreign committee members Takashi Fujii, Yoav Yair and Thomas Christen and work at CWI, TUE-physics, and TUE-electrical engineering.

25 years .nl domain
24-04-2011 22:01 to 25-04-2011 21:59

Twenty-five years ago, on 25 April 1986, the .nl domain was registered by CWI, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica. It was one of the first country domains in the world. Six days later, Piet Beertema, at that time system administrator, registered the first internet domain in the Netherlands: cwi.nl. This is still in use by CWI.

MonetDB hands-on Workshop
07-03-2011 08:00 to 11-03-2011 17:00 L302, L120,

MonetDB hands-on workshop for TELEIOS - Virtual Observatory Infrastructure for Earth Observation Data (EU-FP7-ICT)

PhD Defence José Proença (SEN3)
11-05-2011 from 11:45 to 13:30 Academy Building, Rapenburg 67-73, Leiden,

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the public defence of the Ph.D. thesis entitled: 'Synchronous Coordination of Distributed Components' by José Proença.

CWI Lectures – Control and System Theory (2011)
14-06-2011 from 11:30 to 16:00 Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Turing Room, Z011,

As technology is developing, more and more complex tasks are expected to be performed by machines or computers without any human intervention. An example is the control of unmanned straddle carriers on a container terminal without being instructed by a human driver. A challenge for mathematicians is to find control laws for such sophisticated systems.

IMO - International Mathematical Olympiad in Amsterdam
16-07-2011 07:00 to 24-07-2011 16:00 RAI Amsterdam,

The Netherlands takes great pride in hosting the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiadfrom 16 to 24 July 2011 in Amsterdam. IMO is the largest and oldest Olympiad for the exact sciences, which will have the honour of receiving over six hundred very talented young mathematicians from across the globe. CWI contributes to IMO 2011.

3rd SDP day on Applications of Semidefinite Programming
01-07-2011 from 08:00 to 15:00 Room L120,

SDP day on Applications of Semidefinite Programming, more information can be found at http://homepages.cwi.nl/%7Evallenti/3rd_SDP_day/July_1,_2011.html If you like to participate, please send an email to f.vallentin@tudelft.n

INRIA Software Engineering Conference at CWI
17-05-2011 12:00 to 19-05-2011 10:00 Turing room,

This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, INRIA's Devexp conference will take place at CWI, in cooperation with SEN1. Mainly in the Turing room. On Wednesday, the focus will be on CWI-related research. You are more than welcome to join the presentations and discussions during the coming days.

ICITS 2011
22-05-2011 07:00 to 24-05-2011 15:00 Room Z011 CWI,

International Conference on Information Theoretic Security May 22 - 24, 2011. Organized by Krzysztof Pietrzak and Ronald Cramer PNA5. Location: CWI and KNAW Trippenhuis - Amsterdam

STAR-seminar on Stochastic Networks
24-05-2011 from 08:00 to 13:00 Room L016 - CWI,

STAR-seminar on Stochastic Networks at CWI. If you plan to come, please send an E-mail to Rob van der Mei ( mei@cwi.nl ).   The tentative program is as follows: 10.00-10.30: Coffee and tea 10.30-11.15: Mark Squillante (IBM, Thomas J.

PhD Defence Christian Krause (SEN3)
21-06-2011 from 13:00 to 14:30 Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 67-73, Leiden,

Invitation to the public defence of Christian Krause (SEN3) of his dissertation entitled 'Reconfigurable Component Connectors' Promotor: Prof.dr. F. Arbab Copromotor: Dr. E.P. de Vink

Workshop Software Architects - SIG
07-06-2011 from 13:45 to 17:00 CWI room L017,

Interactive workshop for software architects organized by SIG in cooperation with GreenIT and CWI. If you want to participate please register by email to Femke van Velthoven: f.vanvelthoven@sig.eu

Lecture Leslie Lamport (Microsoft Corporation)
16-06-2011 from 14:00 to 15:00 Turing room,

Title: The PlusCal Algorithm Language Leslie Lamport made various fundamental contributions to distributed systems, fault-tolerant computing, cryptography, and program verification. He also created the LaTeX system.  For his research Lamport received numerous awards including the IEEE John von Neumann Medal. Everybody is welcome to attend this lecture.

PhD Defence Ishan Vaishnavi (SEN5)
24-06-2011 from 07:30 to 09:30 Aula Vrije Universiteit, Boelelaan 1105 te Amsterdam,

Openbare verdediging van Ishan Vaishnavi's proefschrift: 'Coherence in Synchronous Shared Experiences' Promotor: Prof.dr. D.C.A. Bulterman Copromotor: Prof.dr. ir. M.R. van Steen

Goetz Graefe (HP Labs): "Key range locking - new and simpler" (INS-1 database architecture seminar aka. Thursday Think Tank (TTT))
09-06-2011 from 11:00 to 12:00 CWI, L017 (ground floor, new wing),

It is my pleasure to announce Goetz Graefe, HP Fellow and member of theAdvanced Database Group at HP Labs, as guest speaker for our TTT this week:Who:     Goetz GraefeWhen:   Thursday June 9, 13:00 - 14:00Where:  CWI, L017 (ground floor, new wing)Title:  "Key range locking - new and simpler"Abstract: