Jie Li and Sophie Huiberts selected to participate in the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Jie Li from the DIS group and Sophie Huiberts from the N&O group have been selected to participate in the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The annual HLF event selects a small group of 200 most qualified Young Researchers worldwide to meet pre-eminent scientists from the fields of mathematics and computer science.

Publication date: 18-04-2019

Jie Li of CWI's DIS group and Sophie Huiberts from the N&O group have been selected to participate in the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), to be held from 22 to 27 September 2019, in Heidelberg, Germany. The annual HLF event selects a small group of 200 most qualified Young Researchers worldwide to meet pre-eminent scientists from the fields of mathematics and computer science.

Jie Li is a postdoctoral researcher of the Distributed Interactive Systems group. Her research focuses on human factors in computing systems, developing Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics and evaluation methods for measuring and understanding immersive experiences. This includes social virtual reality, mixed reality, and multiscreen interactive TV broadcasting experiences.

Sophie Huiberts is a PhD candidate in the Networks and Optimization research group at CWI. She studies algorithms for solving linear optimization problems, including simplex algorithms and interior point methods. She is particularly interested in theoretical explanations for why the algorithms work well in practice.

Sophie Huiberts from CWI.  
Sophie Huiberts from CWI.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLF) is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The recipients of the most prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science, the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to participate in the Forum. They will give lectures on subjects of their choosing which are primarily directed at the participating young scientists. Those lectures should be the starting point of intensive discussions between the laureates and the young researchers during the forum. This means that the Heidelberg Laureate Forum is not a classical scientific conference but a networking event meant to motivate and inspire the next generation of scientists. Additional to the lectures there are other platforms for exchange, such as workshops, the hot topic, poster flashes etc.

Jie Li's personal webpage

DIS group video

Sophie Huiberts' web page at CWI

N&O group video