Ram Parvathaneni used artificial intelligence and machine learning to reconstruct fading colors in Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. Those colors fade over time due to dirt, aging paint and chemical reactions with the environment. His research contributes to the preservation of Dutch cultural heritage.
Read his thesis here
Ram was, unfortunately, unable to attend the award ceremony. His supervisor at ASML, Maxim Pisarenco, accepted the prize (5,000 euros) on his behalf. Photo: Bart van Overbeeke