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About the Informatics Institute

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Prof Marcel Worring, professor Data Science for Business Analytics
Prof. Marcel Worring Director, Informatics Institute

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.


Organisational chart

Research sections

The Informatics Institute is structured in nine research groups plus a lecturers group and an ICT Support group:

  • AMLAB: Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab - Prof. Max Welling
  • ILPS: Information and Language Processing Systems - Prof. Maarten de Rijke
  • INDElab: INtelligent Data Engineering Lab - Prof. Paul Groth
  • ISIS: Intelligent Sensory Information Systems - Prof. Cees Snoek
  • CV: Computer Vision - Prof. Theo Gevers
  • CSL: Computational Science Lab - Prof. Alfons Hoekstra
  • TCS: Theory of Computer Science - Dr Alban Ponse
  • FCN: Federated Collaborative Networks - Prof. Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • SNE Lab: Systems and Networking Lab - Prof. Cees de Laat
  • LG: Lecturers group - Hans Dekkers, MSc
  • ICT Support group - Dr Rob Belleman

Research sections