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Quantum.Amsterdam Public Meetup

  • 2021-01-21T16:00:00+01:00
  • 2021-01-21T17:00:00+01:00
January 21 Thursday

Start: 2021-01-21 16:00:00+01:00 End: 2021-01-21 17:00:00+01:00

This is an announcement for something totally different than the usual seminars: the upcoming Quantum.Amsterdam Public Meetup. This event targets an audience without (much) prior knowledge of quantum, hence it may not be of much interest for researchers themselves. However, we do encourage you to invite your partner, nephew, grandma, hamster, etc for this show. This event, and upcoming editions in March and May, should serve as a great way to introduce your friends and family to the things we’re working on at QuSoft.

This week speakers Stacey Jeffery (QuSoft) and Richard Versluis (QuTech / TNO) will give an Introduction to quantum software and quantum hardware.
Please contact Koen Groenland if you like to join in.

PhD Defence Bernard Zweers - ST

  • 2021-01-19T15:45:00+01:00
  • 2021-01-19T17:15:00+01:00
January 19 Tuesday

Start: 2021-01-19 15:45:00+01:00 End: 2021-01-19 17:15:00+01:00

Via live stream

On Tuesday 19th of January 2021 at 15.45 Bernard will defend his dissertation "Optimization of hinterland container transportation and terminal operations" at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

A copy of the dissertation you find here:

1st Promotor: Prof. dr. Rob van der Mei - VU

2nd Promotor: Dr. S. Bhulai - VU

Co-promotor: Prof. dr. G. Schaefer - VU

Although the defence will take place as an online meeting, everybody is welcome to view the ceremony via live stream:

PhD defence Yfke Dulek (QuSoft/A&C)

  • 2021-01-15T10:00:00+01:00
  • 2021-01-15T11:00:00+01:00
January 15 Friday

Start: 2021-01-15 10:00:00+01:00 End: 2021-01-15 11:00:00+01:00

Everyone is welcome to attend the online defence of Yfke Dulek of her thesis: Delegated and Distributed Quantum Computation
Promotor: Prof. dr. H.M. Buhrman and Dr. C. Schaffner
For watching the defence please check the promotion calender
The URL for the live-stream will become available in due course.

Workshop Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud

  • 2021-01-14T13:00:00+01:00
  • 2021-01-14T16:00:00+01:00
January 14 Thursday

Start: 2021-01-14 13:00:00+01:00 End: 2021-01-14 16:00:00+01:00

We are pleased to invite you to the interactive workshop “Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud” (DUSAC) on 14 January 2021. The second edition of this workshop focusses specifically on the security needs and challenges of various industry sectors like finance, insurance, software, high tech system integrators, health, etc. Representatives from these sectors are cordially invited to attend and discuss their needs and challenges with academia and industry partners.

The goal of the workshop is to develop an ambitious national project proposal within the Long Term Programmes grant (KIC 2020-2023, first deadline: 26 January 2021). The ambition of DUSAC is to develop a sovereign transparent secure computing environment where the whole vertical stack from the hardware layer to the higher software layers is secured. The vertical integration of security is transparent and depends minimally on modules/components that are produced/fabricated out of our control. We provide a scalable distributed computing infrastructure which brings computing to the edge that we can trust (secure, fair, available, high performance, digital autonomy).

This opens new opportunities. A trusted responsible high performance infrastructure allows industries to benefit from its service which, if not available, would otherwise require a large investment in private development of such an environment. Besides such cost reduction, using such a trusted infrastructure goes beyond secure data sharing and exchange. It offers secure joint computation with specifications about usage rights for computed results (that explain when a computed result is allowed to be accessed by a participating party). Transparent handling of security by means of open-source implementations and well defined security guarantees with respect to adversarial models generates consumer trust – in turn leading to the availability of more valuable consumer data.

We envision the trusted infrastructure to fundamentally change our society as a whole because it takes away some of the fear due to lack of trust that has accumulated because of cyber attacks, computer viruses, malware, privacy leakage, etc. Our approach is multidisciplinary involving policy and governance and business models that analyse security as a differentiator. Our consortium develops the security and system aspects of the next generation cybersecurity infrastructure.

The workshop will take place online on 14 January 2021 from 1.00 to 4.00 pm. If you want to attend this event please register here: REGISTRATION

More information about the LTP call can be found here:

You are very much welcome!

Yours sincerely,
Marten van Dijk (CWI), Herbert Bos (VU), Michel van Eeten (TU Delft), Bart Jacobs (RU Nijmegen), Cees de Laat (UvA), Alexandru Iosup (VU), Paola Grosso (UvA), Francesco Regazzoni (UvA), Rob van Nieuwpoort (UvA), Harold Weffers (TU/e), Aiko Pras (UT), Tijs van der Storm (CWI)

CIDR 2021

  • 2021-01-11T18:00:00+01:00
  • 2021-01-16T19:00:00+01:00
January 11 Monday

Start: 2021-01-11 18:00:00+01:00 End: 2021-01-16 19:00:00+01:00

The Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) is a systems-oriented conference. CIDR is complementary in its mission to the mainstream database conferences like SIGMOD and VLDB, emphasizing the systems architecture perspective.

This year, CIDR will be organized as an online event, from 11-15 January 2021. The program runs daily from 16:00-19:00, and features single-track keynotes, papers, demo presentations, and panel discussions.

More details about the program will be shared soon on this web page and the CIDR website:

QuSoft Lustrum: Business and Society Day (Online)

  • 2020-12-17T11:00:00+01:00
  • 2020-12-17T15:00:00+01:00
December 17 Thursday

Start: 2020-12-17 11:00:00+01:00 End: 2020-12-17 15:00:00+01:00

Everyone is welcome to attend the QuSoft Business & Society Day as part of the QuSoft Lustrum Month.
For information and registration please visit the website:


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