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Pablo Cesar Awarded Dutch Prize for ICT Research 2020

27 January 2020

The 2020 Dutch Prize for ICT Research has been awarded to Pablo Cesar 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 €50k, that can be freely spent by the winner to support their own research.

Four candidates were nominated for the award. Pablo Cesar impressed the jury with his scientific achievements and his ability to communicate his research in an understandable way. Cesar is able to reach and inspire people inside and outside his field.

The prestigious Dutch Prize for ICT Research is awarded annually to a scientific researcher who has carried out innovative research or is responsible for a scientific breakthrough in ICT. The prize is awarded jointly by the Dutch ICT research platform IPN and the NWO through the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW). Cesar, together with the NWO will make a video describing the award-winning work and its importance, for distribution to high schools, universities and other knowledge institutes.

Cesar will be awarded his prize in a festive ceremony during ICT.OPEN2020, which takes place on 17-18 March 2020 in Groningen.

Previous winners of the Netherlands Prize for ICT Research include:

  • Bettina Speckmann – TU Eindhoven (2011)
  • Cees Snoek – University of Amsterdam (2012)
  • Marieke Huisman –Twente University (2013)
  • Birna van Riemsdijk – TU Delft (2015)
  • Alexandru Iosup – TU Delft/VU Amsterdam (2016)
  • Peter Schwabe – Nijmegen University (2017)
  • Joost Batenburg – CWI/Leiden University (2018)
  • Elmar Eisemann – TU Delft (2019)

Pablo Cesar is the group leader of the Distributive and Interactive Systems (DIS) group at CWI and is associate professor at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).