Daniel Dadush received Van Dantzig Prize
Researcher Daniel Dadush from CWI has been awarded the Van Dantzig Prize, together with Marloes Maathuis from ETH Zurich. This prize is considered the highest Dutch award in statistics and operations research and is awarded once every five years. Dadush and Maathuis were given recognition for the award on 12 March, at the annual meeting of the VVSOR, the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research, which took place in Utrecht.
Pablo Cesar awarded Dutch prize for ICT research 2020
The 2020 Dutch Prize for ICT Research is to be awarded to Pablo Cesar. The group leader of the Distributive and Interactive Systems (DIS) group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and associate professor at Delft University of Technology is given the prize for his research on modelling and controlling complex collections of media objects (including real-time media and sensor data that are distributed in time and space). The prize comes with € 50.000, that can be freely spent by the winner to support their own research.
Levchin prize for Marc Stevens
For their groundbreaking work on the security of collision resistant hash functions, researchers Marc Stevens (CWI) and Xiaoyun Wang (Tsinghua University, China) were awarded one of the two 2020 Levchin Prizes for real-world cryptography. The other prize recipient is Ralph Merkle, known as one of the inventors of public key cryptography and cryptographic hashing. The winners received the award at the Real World Cryptography Conference in New York on 8 January. The prize, comprising a trophy and 10.000 dollar, was established by Max Levchin, CEO of the fintech company Affirm and co-founder and former CTO of PayPal.
From left: Daniel Dadush, Pablo Cesar and Marc Stevens.