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How quantum theory makes our digital lives safer

Much of the work of Serge Fehr (CWI and Leiden University) is abstract and theoretical and comprehensible to very few people. But his work helps make the digital world safer. He will explain more in his inaugural lecture at Leiden University on 26 September.

Ute Ebert elected as AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union announced that Ute Ebert (CWI and TU/e) was elected as an AGU Fellow for crucial theoretical, numerical and experimental insights on lightning and related sciences.

Shaping the technologies that impact our democracy

Misinformation is just one of many problems we face with the rise of artificial intelligence. Technology is impacting our democracy in an unprecedented way. That is why CWI, the university of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences started the AI, Media & Democracy Lab.

CWI Fellow co-edits book about Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

In July 2022, the book 'Edsger Wybe Dijkstra: His Life, Work, and Legacy', edited by CWI Fellow Krzysztof Apt and Tony Hoare, was published. From '52-'62, Turing Award winner Dijkstra worked at CWI (then MC), where he designed a.o. the shortest path algorithm used in all navigation systems.

In Memoriam Martin Kersten

Sadly, Prof. Dr. M.L. (Martin) Kersten (1953-2022), fellow of CWI and emeritus professor of computer science at the University of Amsterdam, passed away on 6 July 2022

Dutch Post-CHI 2022 at CWI

As part of the yearly Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) activities of CHI Nederland (CHI NL), this year CWI will host the Dutch Post-CHI 2022 as an in-person event on Wednesday, 22 June.

New mathematical insights on popular optimization methods

The widely used simplex algorithm (1947) is one of the algorithms that work well in practice, while according to the theory, this should not always be possible. Sophie Huiberts (CWI) and her colleagues provided new theoretical solutions for long-standing problems in this area.


Research carried out by the Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has resulted in contributions to this year's ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022).

Veni grant for Alexander Ly

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) awarded a Veni grant to Alexander Ly, who will start working at CWI in the run of 2022. Ly received the grant for his proposal “Increasing Scientific Efficiency with Sequential Methods”.

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