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Projects and Awards

  • (New) 3 VENI awards for ILLC members

    The ILLC is very pleased that three young ILLC researchers have been awarded a VENI grant 2019:

    * Yorgos Amanatidis: Fair Division in Dynamic Environments with Social Structure

    * Ronald de Haan: Algorithms for Sophisticated Voting Procedures

    * Chris Majenz: Taming Quantum Adversaries.

    Chris, now a postdoc at ILLC on Christian Schaffner's Vidi), will carry out his VENI at CWI.

  • (New) Sonja Smets elected member of Academia Europaea

    Sonja Smets is elected a member of Academia Europaea. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.

    For more information, see https://www.ae-info.org/ or contact Sonja Smets at .
  • Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics for Luca Incurvati and Julian Schlöder

    Luca Incurvati and Julian Schlöder have been awarded the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics for their paper 'Inferential Expressivism and the Negation Problem'. The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics is an essay competition open to scholars within fifteen years of receiving their PhD. The paper will be presented at a special session of the Madison Metaethics Workshop in September and will be published in the Oxford Studies in Metaethics.

  • Gian Carlo Milanese 2019 Prize for the best master thesis in logic by an Italian student

    We are pleased to announce that Gian Carlo Milanese is one of the recipients of the 2019 Prize for the best master thesis in logic by an Italian student. This prize is annually awarded by the Italian Association for Logic and its Applications.

    For more information, see http://www.ailalogica.it/premi/premio-32/ or contact Yde Venema at .
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    Maris Ozols receives an NWO Vidi grant

    The ILLC is very happy to announce that Maris Ozols has received an NWO Vidi grant.

    While quantum computers can solve certain computational problems much faster than regular computers, finding new quantum algorithms is generally difficult. The goal of the Vidi project "Mathematics of Quantum Algorithms" is to do this using advanced mathematical techniques from group theory and algebra. Specifically, Ozols will use representation theory to derive new algorithms and subroutines with quantum input and quantum output, and he will apply known Hadamard matrix constructions and ideas from group cohomology to find new classes of problems that are well-suited for quantum speed-ups. Finally, the plan is to identify a sufficiently rich quantum algorithmic framework and implement it as software.

    For more information, see https://homepages.cwi.nl/~maris/ or contact Maris Ozols at .
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    Henkjan Honing elected member of KNAW

    We are happy to announce that Henkjan Honing was elected a new member of the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The Academy has approximately 550 members. Membership is awarded on the basis of scientific and scholarly achievement. Members are appointed for life.