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CWI in Business 2019 – a compass for digital innovation

On Thursday 16 May CWI organizes its matchmaking and networking event CWI in Business (CWI in Bedrijf 2019). Speakers from the business community and CWI researchers will show future opportunities in digital innovation. Keynote speakers are Nina Tellegen (Amsterdam Economic Board) and John Baekelmans (imec/Holst Centre).

DIS at CHI 2019

The Distributed and Interactive Systems group from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) will be present at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019, presenting three full papers.

CWI develops price models for financial derivatives

The risks of trading complicated financial contracts can be unclear to a certain extent. In order to get a better insight in the determination of prices of such financial derivatives, CWI researcher Anton van der Stoep developed and improved financial mathematical research methods.

Cryptographic security at the speed of light

When people who distrust each other want to securely cooperate, they can use cryptographic 'commitment schemes'. Max Fillinger (CWI) designed and analyzed relativistic commitment schemes. He defends his PhD thesis 'Bit-Commitments: Classical, Quantum and Non-Signaling' on 19 March.

Steven Pemberton in Nieuwsuur TV on Web@30

To celebrate 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee's proposal for the World Wide Web, an anniversary event is webcast on 12 March. In the Netherlands, CWI Web pioneer Steven Pemberton was interviewed by Nieuwsuur. It was broadcast on national TV on 8 March.

New insights from reconstructing the first ALGOL 60 system

Gauthier van den Hove (CWI) reconstructed and analyzed the first ALGOL 60 system, a computer system designed and implemented at the Mathematical Centre (MC), now CWI. On 15 February he defends his PhD thesis, which has a foreword written by the famous computer science pioneer Donald Knuth.

Demo prize for Steven Pemberton at XML Prague

Steven Pemberton (CWI) won the Demo Prize at XML Prague for his demonstration ‘A Clock in XForms’. XForms is a web technology and W3C standard, co-designed by Pemberton, originally intended for handling forms on the web. XForms reduces the time needed to design an application by a factor of ten.

Marie Curie ITN grant awarded to POEMA network

Recently, the EU awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) grant for POEMA – ‘Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra’. The consortium consists of 14 academic and industrial partners, such as CWI, Tilburg University, Inria and IBM.

CWI develops new techniques for modular programming languages

The development of domain specific languages requires highly specialized skills. CWI PhD student Pablo Inostroza Valdera proposes to develop them by composing language fragments from software libraries, which makes this activity less laborious. He defends his PhD thesis at the UvA on 29 November 2018.

Florian Speelman wins Andreas Bonn medal 2018

Florian Speelman (CWI & QuSoft) was awarded an Andreas Bonn medal 2018 from the GNGH, the Dutch Society for the Advancement of Science, Medicine and Surgery, for his thesis 'Position-based Quantum Cryptography and Catalytic Computation'. The three medals are presented once every five years for original work.

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