The Dutch Prize for ICT Research 2024 has been awarded to Ivano Malavolta.

In an era in which robotisation is flourishing in the high-tech industry and autonomous robots, such as self-driving cars and drones, are on the rise, energy consumption in these systems is becoming a crucial design consideration, including for the software that controls these systems. The development of ‘green robotics software’ is growing at a rapid pace. Malavolta has undeniably made substantial progress in this innovative field of computer science. The prize comes with a sum of €50,000, which the winner may use freely to strengthen his research.

The prestigious Dutch Prize for ICT research is awarded annually to a scientific researcher who has carried out innovative research or who has been responsible for a scientific breakthrough in ICT within 15 years of earning their PhD. Since 2023 the prize is funded by almost all members* of the ICT research platform Netherlands (IPN) with a grant from COMMIT, through the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW). In addition to the above-mentioned prize money for the winner. Dr. Malavolta will record a video to explain his award-winning work and its significance. This will be distributed to schools and other knowledge institutes.

Malavolta will receive his award at a ceremony during ICT.OPEN2024, which will take place on 10 and 11 April 2024 in Utrecht.

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