2021 News

Veni grant for Simon Telen

NWO awarded a Veni grant to Simon Telen, who will develop new strategies for solving complicated mathematical equations and apply them to real-world problems.

Energy-efficient AI detects heart defects

Mathematical breakthrough by CWI allows neuromorphic chip to recognise heart defects, speech and hand gestures up to a thousand times more energy efficient. Such low-energy AI chips are ideal for wearable and mobile applications.

In Memoriam Constance van Eeden (1927 - 2021)

Sadly, on 21 September Constance van Eeden passed away. She was one of the first female scientists at the Mathematisch Centrum (now called CWI), and a world-renowned researcher in statistics. In honour of her, CWI will set up a PhD Fellowship programme for talented female PhD students.

CWI management team visits universities

On 31 August, CWI’s management team visited the EEMCS Faculty of the University of Twente, as part of a CWI visit series to science faculties. Partly based on these visits, CWI’s MT will sharpen CWI's strategic course.

Three GECCO Awards for AI in healthcare

CWI researchers and partners won three awards for AI in healthcare at the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference (GECCO) 2021: the Best Paper Award in the Genetic Algorithms track, the SIGEVO Dissertation Award 2021 and a Silver HUMIES Award.