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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).

Tim Baarslag finalist for New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2018

Tim Baarslag, researcher at the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems group at CWI, is one of the five finalists for the ‘New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2018’ prize. This prize is awarded annually by New Scientist to a young researcher with a high scientific and social impact who reaches a broad audience through his or her outreach activities.

CWI participates in impact study North/Southline

The North/Southline is the largest operation in Amsterdam’s public transport in decades. That is why the municipality of Amsterdam will start an extensive impact study together with knowledge institutions, the transport region Amsterdam and GVB (public transport company Amsterdam). Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) will act as one of the main research partners.

Nanda Piersma appointed Professor by Special Appointment in Urban Analytics

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has appointed Nanda Piersma as a Professor by Special Appointment in ‘Urban Analytics’. Her new research group strengthens the collaboration between both the AUAS Technology and Digital Media and Creative Industry faculties and CWI in Amsterdam, where Piersma will work part-time (50%). Urban Analytics focuses on big data analysis as a basis for new products and services that can contribute to solutions for the many challenges that Amsterdam is facing in the 21st century. Piersma will start her work at CWI on 1 September 2017.

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.

CWI researchers on Utility Week Amsterdam

Researchers from the Intelligent Systems group of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam, and SENSE Lab of TU Berlin join forces on the European Utility Week, the leading knowledge and innovation event for the smart energy industry in Amsterdam, from 4 – 6 November 2014.

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

Software agents arrange freight more efficiently

Traffic jams regularly bring Dutch highways to a halt. Freight is often a major cause of such bottlenecks. Interestingly enough almost one third of all trucks drive around empty. PhD student Valentin Robu of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national research center for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands, examined the efficiency in logistics and saw room for improvement through the use of intelligent software agents.

Intelligent systems for green developments

Windmills, biomass, solar energy, and storage are essential for green developments in energy supplies, but increase the demands on electricity networks. The SenterNovem project ‘Intelligent and Decentralized Management of Networks and Data’ (IdeaNeD) investigates optimal control for future networks.

FOCUS and GLANCE subsidy for CWI

NWO granted two FOCUS subsidies to CWI researchers. FOCUS is the open part of the Bsik programme BRICKS, which has been developed by CWI and NWO Physical Sciences to stimulate fundamental computer science research. The programme will deliver important building blocks for the computer of the future.