The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research and to train talent by high-quality academic education in diverse areas of informatics. Our research involves complex information systems focusing on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems in four research themes: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science, Data Science, and Systems and Networking.
We prefer to select specific topics and pursue them from methods in informatics and engineering, rather than make a choice for fundamental versus engineering science. As part of our research mission, we maintain strategic multi-disciplinary research links inside and outside the University of Amsterdam.
The Informatics Institute is structured in sixteen research groups and a lecturers group:
AI & Health - Prof. Clarisa Sánchez
AI4Science - i.o.
AMLAB: Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab - Prof. Max Welling
CCI: Complex Cyber Infrastructure - Prof. Cees de Laat
CSL: Computational Science Lab - Associate Prof. Mike Lees
CV: Computer Vision - Prof. Theo Gevers
Human Factors i.o.
IRLab: Information Retrieval Lab - Prof. Evangelos Kanoulas
INDElab: INtelligent Data Engineering Lab - Prof. Paul Groth
LTL: Language Technology Lab - Associate Prof. Christof Monz
MULTIX: Multimedia Analytics - Prof. Marcel Worring
MNS: MultiScale Networked Systems - Associate Prof. Paola Grosso
PCS: Parallel Computing Systems - Prof. Andy Pimentel
SIAS: Socially Intelligent Artificial Systems - Associate Prof. Sennay Ghebreab