The 2020 Dutch Prize for ICT Research is going to Pablo Cesar. During the upcoming ICT.Open conference, on 17 and 18 March in Groningen, the group leader at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and associate professor at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will receive the prize for his research on modeling and controlling complex collections of media objects – including real-time media and sensor data that are distributed in time and space. The award comes with 50,000 euros, which the winner can freely spend to support his own research.
Cesar was selected from four candidates by jury members Emile Aarts (Tilburg School of Economics and Management), Kees Schouhamer Immink (University of Duisburg-Essen/Turing Machines Rotterdam) and Peter de With (Eindhoven University of Technology. They praise him for his impressive scientific achievements and his ability to communicate his research in an understandable way. According to the jury, Cesar reaches and inspires people inside and outside his field.
The prestigious Dutch Prize for ICT Research is given 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 Dutch Research Council (NWO) through the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. Previous winners include Cees Snoek (University of Amsterdam, 2012), Marieke Huisman (University of Twente, 2013), Peter Schwabe (Radboud University, 2017), Joost Batenburg (CWI/Leiden University, 2018) and Elmar Eisemann (TU Delft, 2019) (links in Dutch).