Networks

Grants and Awards

  • Sem Borst is the 2020 Markov Lecturer

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

     

  • 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. 

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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).

  • Luca Avena visiting professor at IMT Lucca

    From 15 October 2019 until 14 October 2020 Luca Avena will be a visiting professor at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca in Italy.

     

  • 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.

     

  • EuroTech grant for Frits Spieksma

    A EuroTech grant has been awarded to Frits Spieksma for his project 'Online Optimization and Mechanism Design for Various Shared Vehicles: towards Integrated Mobility with Flexible Bookings'. In this project post-doc researcher Kevin Luo will be involved for two years.

     

  • Veni grant for Yorgos Amanatidis

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to Yorgos Amanatidis for his project 'Fair Division in Dynamic Environments with Social Structure'. This grant providese Yorgos with the opportunity to further elaborate his ideas during a period of three years.

     

  • NWA-ORC grant for project PrimaVera

    A multidisciplinary team from the Eindhoven University of Technology together with several scientists and companies, receives five million euros from science funder NWO for the "PrimaVera: Predictive maintenance for Very effective asset management" project.

     

  • Onno Boxma receives royal decoration as binding force in the field of Dutch math

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    Onno Boxma was appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion at his home in Nuenen on April 26th. Onno was presented with the royal decoration by mayor Maarten Houben in the presence of his family and some close colleagues.

     

  • Souvik Dhara wins Stieltjes Prize

    Souvik Dhara, who was awarded his PhD with distinction at the TU/e last year, has been awarded the Stieltjes Prize for the best mathematics PhD thesis of 2018 in the Netherlands. Souvik, now a Schramm postdoctoral fellow at MIT Mathematics and Microsoft Research Lab New England, defended his thesis entitled ”Critical percolation on random networks with prescribed degrees” under the supervision of Remco van der Hofstad and Johan van Leeuwaarden.

     

  • Frank den Hollander receives Humboldt Research Award

    Frank den Hollander has received the Humboldt Research Award at a ceremony for the Humboldt award winners on 29 March 2019 in Bamberg. He was nominated by two German colleagues with whom he is working together for an extensive period of time. ‘The award was a complete surprise to me.'

     

  • Bart Jansen wins teaching award

    The study association for Computer Science and Mathematics at the TU Eindhoven (GEWIS) awarded the Teaching Award 2018 in Computer Science to Bart Jansen for his excellent contribution to education.

     

  • Humboldt Research Award for Frank den Hollander

    Frank den Hollander has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Humboldt Foundation. He has been nominated by Andreas Greven (Universität Erlangen-Nurnberg) and Anton Bovier (Universität Bonn). This award is valued at €60,000.

     

  • Ton Koonen Short-term High-level Visiting Scientist in Beijing

    Ton Koonen will be a Short-term High-level Visiting Scientist in the context of the “111 Program” at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China,  from October 2018 - December 2023.

     

  • Mark de Berg best Master teacher at TU/e

    At the grand festive MomenTUm ceremony at Eindhoven University of Technology on Friday September 21st NETWORKS Project team member Mark de Berg won the education award for the best Master teacher.

     

  • ERC Starting Grant for Bart Jansen

    A European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant worth up to € 1,473,020 has been awarded to Bart Jansen for his project 'Rigorous Search Space Reduction’. In the five-year project, two PhD students and five postdoc years will be involved.

     

  • Best Student Paper Award for Debankur Mukherjee

    Debankur Mukherjee (PhD student with Sem Borst and Johan van Leeuwaarden) received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2018 ACM SIGMETRICS Conference in Irvine CA for his paper entitled “Asymptotically Optimal Load Balancing Topologies” (co-authored by Sem Borst and Johan van Leeuwaarden).

     

  • 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).