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Boaz Leskes receives UvA Thesis award 2005

Computer Science student Boaz Leskes (FNWI) received the 5th UvA Thesis Award at the Universityday on Saturday June 11th, for his thesis 'The value of agreement: a new boost algorithm'. The award was presented to him by Jit Peters, Deacon of the Faculty of Law and head of the award committee. This is the third year in a row that an FNWI student wins the UvA Thesis award.

In his thesis Boaz Leskes, supervised by Leen Torenvliet, develops an entirely new model for automated learning. Not only did Leskes conceive and develope the mathematical basis for this model, he also puts it into practice with extensive programming.

For more information, see the (dutch) announcement at http://www.science.uva.nl/actueel/object.cfm/. The thesis and an abstract can be found on the ILLC website in the Publications section at http://www.illc.uva.nl/staging/Publications/.

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