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In Memoriam Willem van Zwet (1934-2020)

Prof. Willem van Zwet from Leiden University was advisor to the Mathematisch Centrum (now called CWI) from 1965-1984, chair of CWI’s Science Committee and Member of the Board. Throughout his career, Van Zwet played a key role in academic mathematical statistics in the Netherlands.

ICT research after corona

In an interview with the Dutch ICT magazine AG Connect, CWI director Jos Baeten outlines how the corona crisis affects ICT research. Besides the difficulties and downright misery that result from Covid-19, there’s an upside, says Baeten. “It has a positive aspect: everyone is committed to resolve this crisis.”

Marie Curie ITN grant awarded to ALPACA network

Recently, CWI and others were awarded an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) consortium grant for ALPACA –'Algorithms for PAngenome Computational Analysis'. The research project involves a total funding of 3.67 million euros.

Integrating data science and relational systems

Data scientists have largely overlooked relational database systems, even though these could greatly help their research. The systems did not gain traction, because combining them with databases proved to be slow and cumbersome. Now CWI researcher Mark Raasveldt bridges that gap. In his thesis, he proposes several novel techniques that make database management systems easier to use and more efficient.

Quantum.Amsterdam: The new quantum innovation hub

CWI, the University of Amsterdam, and QuSoft have jointly established a new innovation hub for developing quantum software and applications. The Quantum.Amsterdam hub aims to connect the ambitions of leading knowledge institutes and industry partners.

New lectorate Applied Quantum Computing

CWI and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences jointly establish a new special lectorate in Applied Quantum Computing. The lectorate supports QuSoft in bridging the gap fundamental quantum research and quantum applications.

Making the invisible visible

CT machines are becoming the standard tool for looking inside objects of all kinds in research and industry. The FleX-ray Lab at CWI is making this type of imaging more accessible to math and computer science researchers. It's also drawing interest from the art, history, and the social sciences community.

Interview with Dijkstra Fellow David Chaum

David Chaum (1955) was awarded the Dijkstra Fellowship for his groundbreaking work in privacy and cryptology and the development of digital currency, which laid the technological basis for blockchain and bitcoin. This interview appeared in CWI’s staff magazine in April 2020.

DIS AT CHI 2020

Research carried out by the Distributed and Interactive Systems from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has resulted in several contributions to this year's ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Smart water use technology receives innovation grant

CWI spin-off Seita has been awarded an innovation grant to further develop its real-time water use analysis tools. The 200,000-euro grant allows Seita and its partners to enhance analysis of water use, using smart sensors connected to a cloud-based data platform. The grant was provided by the Dutch province of Noord-Holland.

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