2021 News

Energy-efficient AI detects heart defects

Mathematical breakthrough by Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (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 (MC) in Amsterdam, currently 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

Researchers from CWI and other organizations 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 for a team of CWI, TU Delft and LUMC, the SIGEVO Dissertation Award 2021 for CWI’s Marco Virgolin and a Silver HUMIES award for CWI and Amsterdam UMC.

Dis group develops co-creation space for digital humanities

As part of the TRACTION project, CWI's DIS group is developing The Co-creation Space, a “private social media tool" uniting media storage, sharing, and media editing capabilities of traditional social media. It allows participants to have conversations easily and interact about production content, such as music or costumes, in the co-creation process.

Nature: AI for understanding extreme physics

Researchers of the University of Oxford, CWI and other organizations published a paper in Nature reviewing the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for understanding 'extreme physics' – the physics of matter at extremely high temperatures and densities.