• ICTS-NETWORKS workshop: A Confluence of Ideas

    In the vibrant city of Bangalore, India, the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) played host to a discussion meeting titled "Challenges in Networks" from January 29 to February 2, 2024. This event marked a significant milestone in the ongoing exchange program between researchers from India and The Netherlands, focusing on network science and related domains.


  • Amsterdam Young Academy Award for Nicos Starreveld

    On Tuesday, 7 November, the rectores of VU and UvA handed out the second Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA) Recognition & Reward Awards during the inauguration of the new AYA cohort in the Hortus Botanicus. The awards are intended to reward VU and UvA academics who perform exceptionally in the fields of Teaching, Social impact or Academic Community Support. Nicos Starreveld, lecturer at the UvA and outreach coordinator of Networks, received the Award for Teaching. 


  • Frits Spieksma elected President Elect of EURO

    Frits Spieksma (TU/e) was recently elected President Elect of EURO - the Association of European Operational Research Societies. He will succeed the current president, Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel, at the end of her term. 



  • Onno Boxma receives inaugural Blackwell Prize

    Onno Boxma, emeritus professor of Stochastic Operations Research at Eindhoven University of Technology, is the inaugural Blackwell Prize winner. This award of the INFORMS Applied Probability Society recognizes fundamental and sustained career contributions within the area of Applied Probability.

  • DDQC 2022 Recordings now online

    From 20-22 September 2022 DDQC was organised on the subject of the Management of Service Systems. The objective of this workshop is to highlight and discuss contemporary approaches to the  management of service systems, with a focus on data collection, methodological insights, and analysis of decision making. The recordings of the lectures are now online



  • PACE 2022: the results

    PACE (the Parameterized Algorithms and Computational Experiments Challenge) is an implementation challenge for algorithms, aimed at students and junior researchers. Each year, the challenge is devoted to a different NP-hard problem. For such problems, it is widely believed that no efficient algorithm exists which finds an optimal solution for all inputs. The theory of parameterized algorithmics is aimed at such problems and investigates how to exploit structure that is present in real-life inputs to solve them more efficiently. The PACE challenge was conceived in 2015 to investigate the practical applicability of algorithmic ideas coming out of parameterized complexity.

  • NETWORKS at Imaginary 2022

    On Thursday the 2nd of June "IMAGINARY: beauty and power of mathematics" will open its doors in Leiden. From the 2nd of June and throughout the school year 2022-2023 the exhibition can be visited and experienced. This new IMAGINARY exhibition in The Netherlands is organized by the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, in collaboration with Dutch universities, and supported by partner organisations. The exhibition runs simultaneously in Flanders, where the Flanders Platform for Mathematics is the driving force. 

  • In memoriam: Gerhard Woeginger

    He was unassuming. He was nice. He could think. He could write. And he knew a lot. He died last Friday, April 1, 2022. His name was Gerhard Woeginger, a prolific computer scientist.

  • DDQC 2022: Optimization of Service Systems

    From 21-23 September 2021, NETWORKS co-organised held the inaugural multicontinent workshop on Data Driven Queueing Systems. The program, comprising 18 talks over 2 days across multiple timezones, attracted 300 registrants from 25 countries.

    The second multicontinent workshop will be held in April 2022 on the subject of Optimization of Service Systems. 

  • Margriet Oomen obtains PhD Cum Laude

    Margriet Oomen successfully defended her PhD thesis "Spatial Populations with Seed-Bank" at Leiden University on November 18, 2021. Frank den Hollander (Leiden University) and Andreas Greven (Erlangen-Nurnberg University) acted as promotors. The degree was awarded "cum laude". 


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