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Reality check for financial risk assessment tool concludes CWI-led project

One of the most promising tools for assessing financial risks proves to hold up after a thorough mathematical gauging. CWI researcher Ki Wai Chau developed a numerical analysis of complex algorithms that are developed to support financial risk management. His method provides a reality check for those algorithms, paving the way for future applications.

Tim Baarslag joins The Young Academy

CWI researcher Tim Baarslag has been appointed as a new member of The Young Academy. Starting in 2020, he will join this platform for young scientists who are recognised internationally for their talent. The Young Academy is an independently operating platform within the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Smart mobility start-up Skialabs launched by CWI researchers

Traffic flows in cities could be managed much more efficiently thanks to cutting-edge technology pioneered by the new start-up Skialabs. By using huge dataflows collected in cities, the Skialabs platform provides a real-time view on the mobility flows in the city. This allows creating cost-effective and sustainable mobility services that react instantly to the demands of the end-users.

Extreme events better investigated with new math method

Fortunately, incidents like extreme weather, earthquakes or massive power grid blackouts are a rare occurrence. Analysing properly how likely such rare incidents are to happen can be very valuable, but also very challenging. In his PhD thesis, Krzysztof Bisewski developed mathematical methods that greatly speed up simulations for estimating the probability of rare events.

New data framework illuminates uncertainties in offshore wind farm conditions

Wind speeds and wave heights can have a major effect on offshore wind farms. But because they are correlated, their combined significance for wind farm designs couldn’t be factored in until now. CWI researcher Anne Eggels developed methods which take the effect of such correlations or dependencies into account. Today, she will publicly defend her thesis at the University of Amsterdam.

The brain as a computer

On Wednesday 6 November 2019 Sander Bohte (CWI and UvA) will hold his inaugural lecture “the Brain as a computer” as a professor by special appointment of Cognitive Neurobiology.

Inspiring Web Pioneer Steven Pemberton - an interview

CWI celebrates the career of Web pioneer and CWI researcher Steven Pemberton on 4 October with the symposium ‘Declarative Amsterdam’. Steven is well-known for his work on (X)HTML, CSS and XForms, a Web language that can possibly speed up programming 10 times. A good reason for an interview.

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