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Millions of tonnes less CO2 emissions by recycling plastic insulation materials

CWI is part of a large European consortium that has received 15.7 million euro for demonstrating that the waste stream of high-performance plastics, which are heavily used as insulation material in the construction industry, can be recycled. This so-called CIRCULAR FOAM project is part of the European Green Deal aimed to make the EU-countries climate neutral in 2050.

KUHN Award for Stochastics researchers

Naval Research Logistics (NRL) has awarded the Harald W. Kuhn Award 2020 to Bernard Zweers, Rob van der Mei and Sandjai Bhulai (VU) for their paper “Optimizing barge utilization in hinterland container transportation”.

Cum laude for optimization of hinterland transportation

At large deep-sea ports tens of thousands of containers are handled daily. PhD student Bernard Zweers of CWI's Stochastics group investigated how these containers can be transported to the hinterland as efficient as possible. He received a 'cum laude' degree for this PhD research.

In Memoriam Willem van Zwet (1934-2020)

Prof. Willem van Zwet from Leiden University was advisor to the Mathematisch Centrum (now called CWI) from 1965-1984, chair of CWI’s Science Committee and Member of the Board. Throughout his career, Van Zwet played a key role in academic mathematical statistics in the Netherlands.

Bart Kamphorst finds best possible scheduling policy for servers in information-scarce settings

Nobody fancies a long wait between requesting some kind of online service and actually receiving that service. Therefore, in many situations, ICT-specialists aim to design their servers in such a way that their customers are served in an efficient manner. Research of CWI PhD-student Bart Kamphorst contributes a number of performance analyses of blind algorithms and moreover identifies a blind algorithm that is in some sense optimal.

More efficient ambulance planning with new mathematical models

In serious life-threatening situations a fast ambulance response is required. Late arrivals can have a serious impact on the well-being of the patients and can also have consequences regarding policy making. In practice, providing a fast ambulance response time is not always possible. PhD candidate Martin van Buuren of CWI has developed mathematical models that can help to realize fast response times.