Bart Jansen and Astrid Pieterse win Best Paper award at MFCS 2016
Bart Jansen (Assistant Professor) and Astrid Pieterse (PhD student) from the Eindhoven University of Technology (Algorithms group) won the Best Paper award at the Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS) 2016 in Krakow, Poland, with their paper ‘Optimal sparsification for some binary CSPs using low-degree polynomials’. They won 300 euro, sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).
Frank den Hollander guest on Indian radio show
All the way in Mumbai, Frank den Hollander (Leiden University) appeared on the radio show SynTalk, where he talked about "The Faces Of Connectedness". Find out more here and listen to his interview.
Scottish honorary doctorate for Onno Boxma
The Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Science to Onno Boxma, full professor of Stochastic Operations Research in the TU/e department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Sergey Foss, full professor of Applied Probability, and current Editor-in-Chief of the Queuing Systems journal, is Boxma’s honorary tutor.
More than 200 participants at first Networks Conference
On June 7–9, 2017 the first international conference of the Gravitation programme NETWORKS took place. Over 200 participants found their way to Science Park Amsterdam.
The conference consisted of a technical programme on June 7 and 9 (with tracks on Mathematical Physical Aspects of Complex Networks, Communication Networks, Logistics and Scheduling and Scheduling under Uncertainty), and a public event on June 8. The public event included a panel discussion with Dutch science policy leaders and an award ceremony for the winners of the Networks Challenge 2017.
Winners NETWORKS Challenge announced
Tectonic puzzles and the purpose of life. Did you know that these topics are related to Networks? Find out more through the two winning movies of the NETWORKS challenge.
Mark van der Boor wins IEEE INFOCOM 2017 "Best-in-Session Presentation award"
Mark van der Boor has been awarded the "Best-in-Session Presentation Award" at the 2017 IIEEE International Conference on Computer Communications in Atlanta, GA, USA.
18.8 million euro for gravitation programme Quantum Software
The Ministry for Education, Culture and Science has awarded a Gravitation grant for large-scale research on quantum software. This grant of 18.8 million euro unites researchers from QuSoft, CWI, Leiden University, QuTech, TU Delft, UvA and the VU in pursuing state of the art research programmes in this new field. Project leader is Harry Buhrman, who is also PI of the NETWORKS programme.
Networks publishes 3rd Annual Report
In 2014 much effort was spent on setting up the programme’s scientific and organisational structure, whereas in the second year, attention shifted to building up the scientific activities of the programme. By now, the programme is at full speed, with a solid organisation, and we are entering a new phase. Last year's results are presented in the Annual Report of 2016.
Johan van Leeuwaarden published in two popular scientific books
Recently two popular scientific books appeared containing a contribution of Johan van Leeuwaarden.
In ‘Hoe zwaar is licht?’ (What is the weight of light?) van Leeuwaarden answers a question about π. In ‘Wetenschappelijke parels’ (original title: Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments) he tells about sphere packing in mathematics.
Sem Borst receives the 2017 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award
Sem Borst (TU Eindhoven and Nokia Bell Labs) received the 2017 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award.