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NWO Gravitation Programme awarded 10-year grant to research consortia 'Networks'

Professor Frank den Hollander has been awarded a 10-year grant through the NWO Gravitation program, jointly with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, and the Technical University of Eindhoven.

The grant supports a project called "Networks", which aims to address the pressing challenges posed by large-scale networks. The focus is on modeling, understanding, controlling and optimizing networks that are complex and highly volatile. The project brings together researchers from stochastics and algorithmics.

The total funding is 22.7 Million Euro from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW), with an additional matching of 5 Million Euro by the participating institutions. On 18 December 2013 the laureates were welcomed at NWO by the minister of OCW and were handed the prize.

In March 2013, 41 proposals were submitted by universities, of which the international selection committee selected 6 proposals for funding.

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