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Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium

CWI will be part of a knowledge and investment consortium made up of a large group of Dutch universities and a venture capitalist. The consortium has been awarded an €8 million grant to accelerate the application and marketing of innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

CWI Fellow Jos Baeten receives Royal decoration

For his extensive contributions to science, CWI Fellow and former director Jos Baeten has been awarded a Royal decoration. Baeten was appointed Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. The awarding took place during CWI’s 75th anniversary event.

CWI anniversary magazine

Together with the Dutch edition of New Scientist, CWI proudly presents a one-off anniversary magazine. Featuring a wide variety of CWI research, the magazine provides a look behind the scenes of the institute. The magazine was officially launched during CWI’s 75th anniversary event.

CWI celebrates 75th anniversary

Today CWI celebrates its 75th anniversary. With a special online event we will look into the past and future of mathematics and computer science. Join our event and celebrate with us!

KUHN Award for Stochastics researchers

Naval Research Logistics (NRL) has awarded the Harald W. Kuhn Award 2020 to Bernard Zweers, Rob van der Mei and Sandjai Bhulai (VU) for their paper “Optimizing barge utilization in hinterland container transportation”.

Outsourcing computations to a quantum computer you can’t trust

Quantum computers hold great promise, but to what extent can we trust the outcome of these elusive machines? In her PhD thesis, Yfke Dulek investigates ways to delegate computations to a quantum computer, focussing on the question how trustworthy the outcomes will be. Her research could pave the way for creating security guarantees in quantum computing.

Pieter Kleer wins Gijs de Leve Prize

Pieter Kleer, former PhD student of CWI, was awarded the Gijs de Leve Prize 2018-2020 for the best PhD thesis in in the area of Mathematics of Operations Research defended in the last three years.

Cum laude for optimization of hinterland transportation

At large deep-sea ports tens of thousands of containers are handled daily. PhD student Bernard Zweers of CWI's Stochastics group investigated how these containers can be transported to the hinterland as efficient as possible. He received a 'cum laude' degree for this PhD research.

Workshop on Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud

A consortium of CWI and other academic partners have joined forces to create the Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud. This is a transparent, national cloud with security guarantees for the processing and storage of confidential information.


Distributed and Interactive System (DIS) tenure-track researcher Irene Viola has been awarded a NWO Women In Science Excel (WISE) grant. It will be used to fund a PhD position on the topic of User-centered optimization for immersive multimedia systems.

QuSoft anniversary kicks off

The festivities celebrating five years of QuSoft research start today, with an online seminar including interviews, presentations and panel discussions. The seminar is the opening act for a whole series of celebrations, scheduled this month.

CWI Lectures on database research

This year’s edition of CWI Lectures revolved around database pioneer and CWI fellow Martin Kersten. Several international speakers discussed recent advances in their database research. Video recordings of the event are now available to view.

New workshop prepares companies for quantum age

QuSoft, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Dutch banks launch a new monthly workshop, hosted by Marten Teitsma and Koen Groenland. The workshop addresses the need for companies to explore and develop quantum software and new applications.

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