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CWI and MonetDB in Big Data research project

Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) has received a grant award from NWO for a joint proposal with Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), CWI spin-off MonetDB (Amsterdam), Tata Steel (IJmuiden) and BMW (Munich).

Honorable mention Arnoud den Boer

Arnoud den Boer, former PhD student at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam) has received an honorable mention from the jury of the VVS/OR van Zwet Award for his thesis 'Dynamic Pricing and Learning'.

CWI becomes .nl-registrar

On 18 February 2014, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands, became a .nl registrar.

Theatre play with actors in two locations

Together with partners of the Vconect project, researchers at CWI demonstrated how group video communications can be used to enable a theatre play performed between two different locations, and experienced live by a remote audience over super-fast broadband.

CWI develops tool for creation of personal video stories

Researchers at CWI have developed software that can automatically create a personalized video story by re-mixing material captured by multiple people at an event. The project, called MyVideos, enables users to share stories from small-scale events with friends and relatives that might not have been there. Researcher Rodrigo Laiola Guimarães will defend his thesis ‘Socially-Aware Multimedia Authoring’ on 28 January 2014 at the VU University Amsterdam.

Bruno Loff defends thesis on computational complexity

CWI researcher Bruno Loff has developed new techniques for determining the complexity of problems that can be solved by a computer. Studying computational complexity provides insight in the inherent difficulty of different types of problems, and the amount of computing power necessary to solve them.

Editie.NL reportage "Emoties, zo 2014"

RTL4 maakte voor Editie.NL de reportage "Emoties, zo 2014",  over de emotieherkennings-demo die binnen het COMMIT/ onderzoeksprogramma SWEET is onwikkeld. Voor het SWEET project heeft de Database Architectures groep van CWI de database technologie geleverd. Alle data die door de verschillende sensors wordt gegenereerd, wordt verzameld in de door CWI ontwikkelde MonetDB database.

PhD research leads to innovation in digital forensics software

In forensics the analysis of digital data faces major challenges. The volume is growing exponentially and there is a wide variety of devices and formats. Jeroen van den Bos, PhD student at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam and software engineer at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), developed a new approach to develop flexible, automated digital forensics software.

New technique detects bugs in object-oriented languages

CWI researcher Stijn de Gouw has developed a new technique for the detection of bugs in software written in object-oriented languages like Java. In a first test case, the technique was able to determine the correctness of complex software of marketing software company SDL Fredhopper.

CWI joins Sino-European research network LIAMA

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has officially joined research network LIAMA. The Sino-European Laboratory in Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics (LIAMA) is a research lab consisting of European and Chinese research institutes in the field of mathematics and computer science. LIAMA conducts research, training and transfer projects in these fields. CWI will join the lab as one of the founding members.

Conditions for optimal solutions to semidefinite problems found

Most optimization problems in real-life are hard to solve optimally. However, for practical purposes it is usually sufficient to settle for near-optimal solutions that can be found quickly. Fast and more accurate approximations can be computed using semidefinite programming, a novel powerful optimization tool

Jop Briët awarded Andreas Bonn medal

Jop Briët, former researcher at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, was awarded the Andreas Bonn medal for his thesis `Grothendieck Inequalities, nonlocal games and optimization’.

Giannicola Scarpa defends thesis on quantum entanglement

Quantum entanglement, a strong correlation between particles that can exist even over long distances, has far-reaching consequences. Researcher Giannicola Scarpa of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has studied several of these consequences for information processing and communication.

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