• Networks publishes 4th Annual Report

    The year 2017 was NETWORKS’ fourth year of operation. The program is at full speed, both scientifically and organizationally. Two important events took place in 2017: the midterm review and the first international NETWORKS conference.


  • 25 participants in first 'NETWORKS goes to school' masterclass

    On 18 and 23 April a masterclass event on networks and their applications was organized by the NETWORKS program at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. This two day event was intended for secondary education students and teachers.

  • Remco van der Hofstad member KNAW

    Remco van der Hofstad, full professor of probability, is to become a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). The board of the KNAW has announced this on April 19th. The installation is on September 17th.

  • NWO TOP Grant for Frank den Hollander and Frank Redig

    Frank den Hollander (Leiden) and Frank Redig (Delft) have been awarded a TOP Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • Vici grant for Nikhil Bansal

    Nikhil Bansal has been awarded a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). With the 1.5 million euro grant, Bansal can develop his own research lines in the next five years. The Vici subsidy is one of the largest research grants in the Netherlands.


  • ERC Proof of Concept Grant for Ton Koonen

    Ton Koonen has received a Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council in December 2017 for BROWSE_PLUS: Beam-steered Reconfigurable Optical-Wireless System for Energy-efficient communication – Proving the Concept.

  • 50 participants at first ISI-NETWORKS workshop in Kolkata, India

    Together with the Indian Statistical Institute, NETWORKS organised a workshop in Kolkata, which took place 29 January - 2 February 2018. Some 40 researchers from ISI attended, and 10 researchers from NETWORKS. The focus of the workshop was on complex networks, random matrices and interacting stochastic systems.

  • Australian ARC Discovery Grant for Michel Mandjes

    Michel Mandjes was, jointly with Jerzy Filar, Thomas Taimre and Yoni Nazarathy (the University of Queensland) and Vivek Borkar (IIT Mumbai), awarded an Australian ARC Discovery grant.


  • Bart Jansen and Astrid Pieterse win Best Paper award at IPEC 2017

    Bart Jansen (Assistant Professor) and Astrid Pieterse (PhD student) won the "Excellent Student Paper Award" at the 12th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2017) in Vienna, Austria, with their paper "Optimal Data Reduction for Graph Coloring Using Low-Degree Polynomials".


  • Winners PACE challenge 2017

    In 2017, the second edition of the Parameterized Algorithms and Computational Experiments (PACE) challenge was organized, which was sponsored by NETWORKS. Click here to found out who the winners are.