Two Eurandom alumni in the news!

Nelly Litvak

In November, the prestigious Enlightener Prize for the best popular science book in Russia was awarded. The book “Who needs mathematics? A clear book about how the digital world works” written by Nelly Litvak, professor at UTwente and TU Eindhoven and also EWM-NL representative, and Andrei Raigorodsky, a renowned professor and popularizer of mathematics in Russia, was one of the last eight nominees in the category of best non-fictional literature of 2017.

Litvak explains: “It is a book for the general public about applications of mathematics in digital technologies. The book covers many topics, including planning and scheduling, coding theory, robustness of the Internet, load balancing in web servers, probabilistic counters, cryptography and online auctions.”

Eleni Vatamidou

Finalist “Beta PhD Award 2017”
During the launch event of Beta Research School, former TU/e PhD student Eleni Vatamidou was a finalist for the Beta PhD Prize. The Beta PhD Award is awarded to the PhD who defended the best PhD thesis of Beta during the past year. Eleni’s thesis was supervised by the EWM-NL board member, Maria Vlasiou. After a national nomination procedure, the Beta Board selects the finalists, after which the Beta PhD Award committee declares the final winner.


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