CWI Lectures on Decision Making under Uncertainty

This year’s edition of the CWI Lectures revolves around Decision Making under Uncertainty.
  • What English Not a Seminar
  • When 04-11-2021 from 13:00 to 18:00 (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC100)
  • Where Amsterdam Congress Centre and/or online via Zoom
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Should we offer this client a mortgage? How many spare parts do we need? How much money do I need in my pension fund? What is the best vaccination strategy? How do we mitigate the consequences of climate change?

In many diverse situations, we need to make tactical, operational or strategic decisions with a lack of full information. The problems occur on a vast array of time scales, both in the private and public sector. In the academic world, different paradigms to deal with uncertainty exist.

The CWI lectures will present a diverse set of topics on the theme of making decisions under uncertainty, ranging all the way from the micro to the macro-level. Four world-leading speakers will talk about their perspective on the theme, from their background in machine learning, operations research, public health and climate research.

The Lectures are aimed towards a general academic public and in 2021 the program committee consists of Bert Zwart (group leader Stochastics research group), Daan Crommelin (Scientific Computing research group) and Peter Grunwald (Machine Learning research group).

Confirmed speakers:
- Dick den Hertog (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
- Pinar Keskinocak (Georgia Institute of Technology)
- Gergely Neu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)
- Leonard Smith (Virginia Tech)
Here you'll find more info about the speakers and abstracts (as soon as it's available).

Preliminary program:
13.00-13.10 Welcome Bert Zwart
13.10-13.55 speaker 1
13.55-14.40 speaker 2
14.40-15.15 break
15.15-16.00 speaker 3
16.00-16.45 speaker 4
16.45-16.50 Closing
16.50-18.00 (virtual) drinks
More information about the program and speakers will follow asap.

For inquiries and further details about the Lectures, please contact event coordinator Daniëlle Kollerie ( .