Efstratios Gavves, IvI, receives NWO LIFT Grant
The future of the car industry lies in entirely autonomous, self-driving cars. These require an advanced autonomous navigation system that heavily depends on artificial intelligence algorithms and is fed by the power of Big Data. A completely autonomous car will only be used in practice if the automatic navigation algorithms are safe, comfortable and make socially aware driving possible. This project will develop such automatic navigation algorithms for the next generation of BMW autonomous vehicles.
LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) for the Top Sectors Chemistry, Energy and ICT. LIFT is intended for public-private partnerships between at least one company and at least one knowledge institution, which jointly tackle the knowledge and/or innovation question of the participating industry. The private contribution to LIFT is 25% in cash. In this round, eight project proposals were awarded funding.
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).