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CWI wins Amsterdam Marathon business run

CWI's running team has won the business run of the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday 16 October. The team was the fastest in a field of 80 teams in the half marathon event. The winning team time was 7.48.46 (added time of the first five runners), an average of 1.33.45 per runner. CWI is a regular competer in the Amsterdam Marathon event.

Mapping the 'dark matter' of human DNA - research published in Nature Communications

Researchers from ERIBA, Radboud UMC, XJTU, Saarland University, CWI and UMC Utrecht have made a big step towards a better understanding of the human genome. By identifying large DNA variants in 250 Dutch families, the researchers have clarified part of the 'dark matter', the great unknown, of the human genome. These new data enable researchers from all over the world to study the DNA variants and use the results to better understand genetic diseases. The findings were published on 6 October in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

CWI mathematically describes cloud formation

Clouds play a major role in weather and climate, but are hard to include in predictions due to their chaotic nature. CWI researcher Jesse Dorrestijn developed new mathematical representations of clouds to use in climate models and weather forecasts.

Tijs van der Storm appointed at University of Groningen

Tijs van der Storm has been appointed professor of Software Engineering at the University of Groningen (RUG)  It is a part-time appointment per 1 September 2016 that Van der Storm will combine with his position as researcher in the Software Analysis and Transformation (SWAT) group at CWI.

Three articles from the Netherlands published in ERCIM News 106 on Cybersecurity

In July 2016, ERCIM News 106 was published: ercim-news.ercim.eu/en106. This issue featured a special theme on Cybersecurity, in which three articles from the Netherlands were published and one from Belgium. Another article from the Netherlands, on the 100th birthday of former CWI (MC) director and informatics pioneer Aad van Wijngaarden, was published in the Research & Society section.

Cryptographers from the Netherlands win 2016 Internet Defense Prize

Cryptographers Léo Ducas from the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and Peter Schwabe (Radboud University) have won the 2016 Internet Defense Prize. They were awarded the prize with their co-authors Erdem Alkim (Ege University, Turkey) and Thomas Pöppelmann (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany) for their paper 'Post-Quantum Key Exchange – A New Hope'.

Leo Ducas wins 2016 Internet Defense Prize

Léo Ducas of CWI's Cryptology group has won the 2016 Internet Defense Prize. He was awarded the prize last night with his co-authors Erdem Alkim (Ege University), Thomas Pöppelmann (Infineon Technologies AG) and Peter Schwabe (Radboud University) for their paper 'Post-Quantum Key Exchange Offers New Hope' on post-quantum security.

Best Paper Award for DIS researchers at PhyCS 2016

CWI researchers Chen Wang, Xintong Zhu, Thomas Roggla, and Pablo Cesar of CWI's Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group were awarded a prestigious Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2016).

Dick Bulterman appointed CWI Fellow

Prof. Dick Bulterman has been appointed CWI Fellow per 1 July 2016. This distinction is given to prominent researchers at CWI for their contribution to CWI's research and administration. Bulterman is member of the Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) group at CWI, which he headed from 2002 to 2014.

Shape instructs future fate of cells in Nature Communications

How does a cell make a decision about his future, on what type of cell it will be after the cell division? This process is described by Roeland Merks and Cong Chen of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam in an article in Nature Communications that was published on 28 June, together with a Japanese team of biologists.

Balancing supply and demand in future energy systems

Dynamic pricing can be used to balance future energy grids which depend on renewable energy. CWI researcher Nicolas Höning developed several market mechanisms and pricing strategies which are useful for planning and balancing electricity supply and demand.

Increased call center efficiency by identifying redialers

Call centers should base their staff planning on the number of unique callers instead of the total number of calls. Furthermore, introducing a system that gives redialers priority over fresh callers both reduces the average waiting time and improves the fairness of the system. This can be concluded from a study on call center management conducted by CWI.

Faster computation of high-quality 3D images

PhD student Daniël Pelt of CWI has developed new algorithms for computer tomography (CT) for fast computation of high-quality three-dimensional images. This increases the practical use of this technology in areas such as material sciences and biomedical research.

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