• €1.5 million COFUND grant for NETWORKS

    The NETWORKS consortium has received a COFUND grant of around €1.5 million euro from the Horizon2020 programme. NETWORKS will use the money to set up a programme to train 14 young and talented PhD students in mathematics and computer science. 


  • Onno Boxma interviewed in Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde

    In the March issue of Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde Onno Boxma is interviewed by Nicos Starreveld about both his work as a researcher and his administrative functions at i.a. Eurandom, NWO and the Wiskunderaad.


  • NWO-GROOT grant for OPTIMAL project

    In the NWO Open Competition ENW-GROOT programme, a grant has been awarded to the project ‘Optimization for and with Machine Learning’, in which Leen Stougie, Nikhil Bansal and Monique Laurent are involved. The NWO Open Competition ENW-GROOT programme is intended for consortia in which research groups create added value through collaboration.


  • Networks Match Making Event: "I left with a creativity boost"

    From 20 to 22 January 2020, the Gravitation Programme NETWORKS organised the Networks Match Making Event, jointly with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Gravitation Programme SCOOP. The aim was to bring together researchers from social sciences, economic sciences, mathematics and computer science sharing an interest in complex networks, with the aim to discover valuable synergies. Over 45 participants from the academic partners, and from research intensive companies like CBS and RaboBank, came to Kaap Doorn to exchange ideas about available theories, techniques and methods, and to identify common challenges.

  • Award for PhD Thesis Fiona Sloothaak

    On January 16th Fiona Sloothaak succesfully defended her PhD thesis entitled 'Criticality in Power Networks: A Probabilistic Approach'.


  • Best paper award for Mark de Berg, Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak and Mehran Mehr at ISAAC 2019

    The paper On One-Round Discrete Voronoi Games  by Mark de Berg (TU/e), Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak (former NETWORKS PhD student), and Mehran Mehr won the best-paper award at the 30th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2019).

  • NETWORKS goes to school 2020 - Announcement

    It is almost time for the annual masterclass on network science organized by the NETWORKS program!


  • PACE 2019 winners announced

    Last week the prize-giving ceremony of the 2019 version of PACE, the "Parameterized Algorithms
    & Computational Experiments Challenge", took place in München. Bart Jansen was one of the
    organisers and the event was sponsored by Networks.
  • Best Paper Award QTNA for Onno Boxma

    Onno Boxma recently received the QTNA 2019 best-paper award for the paper entitled "A Single Server Queue with Workload-Dependent Service Speed and Vacations", co-authored with Yutaka Sakuma (who visited us last year) and Tuan Phung-Duc.


  • Cum laude distinction for Pieter Kleer

    On September 9th, Pieter Kleer successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "When Nash met Markov: Novel results for pure Nash equilibria and the switch Markov chain" at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Pieter received the cum laude distinction for his research on the quantifying effect of safety margins in route planning.