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Leader of the group Stochastics: Bert Zwart.

 

Many natural and man-made systems and processes are driven by random phenomena. Examples can be found in areas such as communication, energy, information, logistics, and transportation systems. In order to model, describe, and improve such systems, our group develops and studies probabilistic, operational and statistical models. Our group’s analysis of these models relies on techniques from fundamental probability theory, queueing theory, stochastic scheduling, spatial stochastics and stochastic geometry. Our work with various companies in these areas, as well as with top researchers and universities across the globe, ensures our position at the forefront of every aspect of this research field.

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Two talented PhD students, on the subject of “Machine Learning for Combatting Cybercrime"

Two talented PhD students, on the subject of “Machine Learning for Combatting Cybercrime”. Over the past few years, cybercrime has increased dramatically and has become a major threat to the proper functioning of our modern society. This has raised the need for the development of new and powerful methods to combat cybercrime.

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Rubicon grants for David de Laat and Alessandro Zocca

Rubicon grants for David de Laat and Alessandro Zocca

CWI researchers David de Laat and Alessandro Zocca both received an NWO Rubicon grant. De Laat will study new techniques to compute optimal packings at MIT for one year, and Zocca will study renewables and uncertainty in future power systems at Caltech for two years. NWO granted these subsidies to 22 young, highly promising research talents to gain international research experience at foreign top institutes.

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CWI researcher makes higher turnover in hotel bookings possible

CWI researcher makes higher turnover in hotel bookings possible

With a new mathematical method, hotels can receive on average 5% more turnover in the long term when taking online reviews into account. Dirk Sierag, PhD student of CWI, analysed with historical data the behaviour of consumers booking rooms. Based on the results he designed mathematical models that can support hotels in determining optimal prices of hotel rooms. The research results can also be applied on movies, concerts, sporting events and, for example, Uber taxi rides.

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NWO Complexity grant for Stochastics researchers

NWO Complexity grant for Stochastics researchers

A consortium led by CWI researcher Rob van der Mei (Stochastics) has been awarded a grant within the Complexity in Transport & Logistics programme. Elenna Dugundji of CWI is one of the co-applicants an project manager of the research project. In total 15 proposals were submitted, of which 7 were granted. The available budget for this programme is a maximum of € 3.5 million and is provided by the NWO divisions of Social Sciences (MaGW) and Physical Sciences (EW) and the NWO governing board.

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Current projects with external funding

  • Ontwikkeling van Data Analytics, Data Science en Crypto Analyse technieken ()
  • Impactstudie Noord/Zuidlijn Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Samenwerkingsovereenkomst Stichting 113 / CWI - Zelfmoordpreventie
  • Data-driven optimization for a vital elderly care system in the Netherlands (DOLCE VITA)
  • Dynamic urban traffic flow management using floating-car, planning, and infrastructure data (Dynafloat)
  • Lane Analysis & Route Advisor (LARA)
  • Evidence-based effective monitoring and control of Covid-19 after the initial outbreak (None)
  • Het dectecteren van (corona-gerelateerde) problemen bij de hulpvragers van 113 Zelfmoordpreventie voor en de uitbraak van de coronapandamie in Nederland middels state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) (None)
  • State estimation for spatio-temporal point processes with applications to criminology (None)
  • PPS Engie
  • Robust, Effective and Adaptable Ship Designs for Uncertain Transition Paths (READINESS)
  • Urban Mobility Observatory (UMO)

Related partners

  • De Verkeersonderneming
  • Gemeente Amsterdam
  • RIVM
  • Stichting 113
  • Universiteit Wageningen
  • Academisch Medisch Centrum
  • Stichting Sensor City
  • Engie Services West Nederland B.V.
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Leids Universitair Mediach Centrum
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam