Grants and Awards

  • Margriet Oomen obtains PhD Cum Laude

    Margriet Oomen successfully defended her PhD thesis "Spatial Populations with Seed-Bank" at Leiden University on November 18, 2021. Frank den Hollander (Leiden University) and Andreas Greven (Erlangen-Nurnberg University) acted as promotors. The degree was awarded "cum laude". 


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • €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. 


  • 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


    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.