2013 News

Peter Boncz receives Humboldt Research Award

Peter Boncz, researcher in the Database Architectures research group of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam (CWI) has received the Humboldt Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Award ceremony took place on 6 June 2013 in Berlin.

Michiel Helvensteijn in winning team Moving Story

Moving Story is the winning project of Startup Weekend Enschede (15-17 March 2013), a competition for startup ideas through mobile and web applications. Moving Story is a social platform for sharing stories linked to specific GPS locations.

CWI develops prototype for '3D-based Skype'

Researchers from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam and Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) have devised a prototype system that can efficiently stream live-constructed 3D representations. This Tele-Immersion system enables three-dimensional 'Skype-like' communication between remote users.

Best Paper Award at ICORES 2013

Researchers Nir Perel from Tel Aviv University, Jan-Pieter Dorsman (CWI and TU/e) and Maria Vlasiou (CWI and TU/e) won the Best Paper Award for their paper ‘Cyclic-type polling models with preparation times’ in the area Methodologies and Technologies at the 2nd International Conference on Operations Research and  Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2013).

Lex Schrijver elected AMS Fellow

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) chose its first AMS Fellows, and among them is Lex Schrijver from the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and the University of Amsterdam. Other Dutch members of the 2013 inaugural class are Frank den Hollander (Leiden University and CWI Governing Board), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute of Advanced Study and UvA), Jacob Korevaar (em.

CWI starts research on police service optimization

Researchers of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and the VU University Amsterdam join forces with the Amsterdam-Amstelland police force to optimize the planning of police services. New techniques allow a more efficient capacity planning and quicker response times by matching available resources with the probable occurrence of incidents.

Higher revenue with dynamic pricing

With dynamic pricing, vendors can adapt retail prices on the fly in order to raise their revenue. This strategy is used in a variety of business domains, including tourism, entertainment and the airline industry. Arnoud den Boer, researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam studied how to identify optimal pricing strategies to realize maximum revenue. On 7 February 2013 he will defend his thesis ‘Dynamic Pricing and Learning’ at VU University Amsterdam.

CWI in Human Brain Project

The European Commission has today officially announced the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of the two winners of the prestigious FET flagships. The prestigious research project aims to connect all European forces to understand one of the greatest challenges in modern science: the human brain.