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Nature Genetics article: Genome of the Netherlands developed

In a large-scale research project under supervision of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) researchers have developed a genetic profile of the Netherlands. The researchers have mapped the DNA sequences of 250 family trios, consisting of two parents and one child, across the Netherlands.

International innovation award to Martin Kersten

Martin Kersten,  Research fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)  is awarded the 2014 SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, the most prestigious prize for researchers who have made innovative and significant contributions to database systems and databases.

Towards a European Smart Energy System

In the European vision document “Towards a European Smart Energy System”, researchers Han La Poutré and Felix Claessen from the research group Intelligent Systems at the Centrum Wiskunde & Infor

Modelling impatient Internet users

Impatience of Internet users is a major problem for its quality of service. A vast amount of data is wasted on transfers that are aborted before completion. CWI researchers have developed new models that incorporate this user impatience.

Database Indexes for the Big Data Era

Researchers of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam have developed new methods to index huge databases. These space efficient indexes are lightweight to build and maintain and grow less than linear with the size of the data sets.

Who's afraid of Object Algebras?

Object algebras are a simple technique that solves a long-standing problem of extensibility in programming languages, called the expression problem. CWI-researcher Tijs van der Storm presented the technique at Joy of Coding 2014

CWI researchers in European RETHINK big project

Every two days, we create the equivalent of all the data generated throughout human history up until 2003. The intelligent use of this data shows enormous potential for generating new knowledge and other related benefits for  business, science and society.

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.

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