• Royal distinction for Professor Ton Koonen

    On Firday 24th of September Professor Ton Koonen received a royal distinction during the symposium Optican Networks preceding his valedictory lecture: he has been made Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.


  • €1.0 million COFUND grant for postdoc positions

    After receiving the COFUND grant from the Horizon 2020 programme for 14 PhD positions, NETWORKS has been granted a COFUND grant of €1.0 million to appoint 14 postdoctoral researchers for 2 years.


  • Vici grant for Johan van Leeuwaarden: Balancing load in the 'cloud'

    Johan van Leeuwaarden (TU/e and UvT) has been awarded an NWO Vici grant for research into algorithms in the 'cloud'. The Vici grant amounts to 1.5 million euros and will enable him to develop an innovative line of research and set up his own research group in the coming five years.


  • Remco van der Hofstad member of the KNAW Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering

    Remco van der Hofstad has become a member of the KNAW Raad voor de Natuur- en Technische Wetenschappen (Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering).


  • Team with Ruben Brokkelkamp wins 3rd prize at PACE 2020

    Ruben Brokkelkamp and his UvA team members Raymond van Venetië, Jan Westerdiep and Mees de Vries won the 3rd prize at the PACE (Parameterized Algorithms and Computational Experiments) Challenge 2020 in the exact track.


  • Pieter Kleer wins Gijs de Leve Prize

    Pieter Kleer, former NETWORKS PhD student, has been awarded the Gijs de Leve Prize 2018-2020. He received the prize on 22 January 2021 on the occasion of the annual congress of the LNMB, the Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research. In awarding Pieter Kleer this prestigious prize, the jury recognized his PhD thesis as the 'best PhD thesis in the area of Mathematics of Operations Research defended in the last three years'.


  • Sem Borst is the 2020 Markov Lecturer

    The Applied Probability Society of INFORMS announced that Sem Borst is the 2020 Markov Lecturer.


  • Ton de Kok appointed new director of CWI

    The board of NWO-I, the institute organisation of NWO, appoints Prof. Ton de Kok as director of CWI. On 1 October 2020, Ton de Kok will succeed the current director, Prof. Jos Baeten, who has led the institute since 2011 and will retire. Ton de Kok will also succeed Jos Baeten as a member of the NETWORKS Supervisory Board.


  • Harry Buhrman joins Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

    Quantum researcher Harry Buhrman joins the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts andharry-buhrman

    Sciences (KNAW). The KNAW is the most relevant Dutch society of top scientists. Together with seventeen other researchers, Buhrman will be installed as a new Academy member on September 14, 2020. 

    Within the NETWORKS programme, Buhrman (CWI and UvA) is one of the leading scientists of theme “Quantum Networks

    He is also director and founder of research institute QuSoft, which focuses on the development of quantum software and applications of quantum computers and quantum networks. 


  • Distinguished Dissertation Award for Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak

    profilkep-100.jpg2Former NETWORKS PhD student Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak was awarded the Distinguished Dissertation Award of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), an international organization whose goal is to promote theoretical computer science, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and results among theoretical computer scientists, and to stimulate cooperation between the theoretical and the practical community in computer science.

    Sándor received his PhD cum laude from TU Eindhoven, where he did his research co-supervised by Mark de Berg and Hans Bodlaender.