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9 Oct 2014 - Seven female UT scientists in VIVA400 You can now vote for one of the seven female scientists of the University of Twente who have been nominated for the VIVA400. This is an annual list of 400 successful and inspiring women put together by the magazine Viva. All women are divided into eight categories. In the 'Brainiacs' and 'Ecological' categories, the following seven female UT scientists have been nominated: Angele Reinders, Anne Leferink, Heidi Witteveen, Kitty Nijmeijer, Marieke Martens, Renske van Wijk and Sophie van Baalen. 8 Oct 2014 - Robot from Twente to save lifes in the Alps Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying robots. This week all the members of the SHERPA consortium will meet in Twente in order to harmonize their results and to experiment with the various parts of the robot platform. 2 Oct 2014 - UT- Hoogleraar Bram Nauta is Simon Stevin Meester 2014 Tijdens het jaarlijkse congres van Technologiestichting STW op 2 oktober 2014 in Utrecht won Joost Pouw - PhD student bij NIM - de tweede prijs, bij de uitreiking van de Simon Stevin Leerling prijs 2014. Een prijs die wordt toegekend aan jonge technische wetenschappelijke onderzoekers die zich weten te onderscheiden. 2 Oct 2014 - Ton de Jong appointed Member of the Academia Europaea Prof. Ton de Jong, professor Instruction Technology at UT, has been appointed as Member of the Academia Europaea: a select council of European scientists with several Nobel Prize winners. 30 Sep 2014 - Three best paper awards for Pervasive Systems Phd students in three weeks! In the last three weeks the Pervasive Systems group (EWI/PS) achieved a remarkable record: three (!) papers received the best paper award at three different conferences! 30 Sep 2014 - Maarten van Steen appointed new Scientific Director of the UT's CTIT Institute The University of Twente’s CTIT research institute has a new Scientific Director: Professor Maarten van Steen. From 1 January 2015, Van Steen will stand at the head of one of the largest academic IT research institutes in Europe. The Executive Board has appointed him to this prestigious post for a period of five years. Van Steen is currently professor and director of the Department of Computer Science at VU University Amsterdam. He succeeds Professor Jaco van de Pol, who has done an outstanding job as interim director since January 2014. This enables Professor Van de Pol to once again devote his full attention to the Formal Methods and Tools research group and to his chair of the Computer Science department within the EEMCS Faculty. 23 Sep 2014 - University of Twente tour-guide robot shows tourists around Spanish Royal Palace From Wednesday, 24 September, FROG (Fun Outdoor Robotic Guide), the tour-guide robot developed at, amongst others, the University of Twente, will guide visitors in and around the Royal Palace of Seville in Spain. The FROG is a unique, autonomous tour-guide robot capable of exploring its surroundings and independently guiding groups of people around cultural sites. At the same time, it monitors the behaviour of its audience and adapts accordingly. During the past three years, Twente (HMI research group) has worked intensively on the development of the robot, with the focus being on the interaction with people.
22 Sep 2014 - Workshop on Verification of Critical Software Systems Between 24 and 26 September, the University of Twente will act as host to the International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems. This event will explore the latest developments in the field of verification of critical software systems.