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Christiaan Huygens Award 2009 for Raluca Marin-Perianu

Raluca Marin-PerianuRaluca Marin-Perianu has received the prestigious Christiaan Huygens Award 2009 in the scientific area Information and Communication Technology. The Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences of the Netherlands will present the Award, consisting of € 10.000, a certificate and a sculpture on October 7, 2009. She received the award for her PhD research within the Pervasive Systems group.

Please read the press release on this award (unfortunately only in Dutch).


Raluca Marin-Perianu received her engineer degree in computer science in 2002. During spring 2002, she was a visiting researcher at Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec) Paris, where she completed her final studies project.

Since 2004 she has been PhD student at the Computer Science Department of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. During summer 2007, she was an academic guest at Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zürich.

Her research interest are in the fields of wireless sensor and actuator networks, movement sensors and service discovery protocols. Raluca has been involved in the Smart Surroundings and Featherlight Dutch projects, and e-Sense European project. She graduated in 2008 on her thesis: “Wireless Sensor Networks in Motion - Clustering Algorithms for Service Discovery and Provisioning”.