Computer Science & Information Systems in top 50 of the QS ranking
The UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in 27 out of the 47 subject areas measured in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
4 Mar 2020
University Day, Saturday 4 April - DOES NOT CONTINUE
This is the annual event for alumni, staff, students and donors of the UvA. The Informatics Institute will contribute to the programme that features lectures and debates on scientific and social issues by leading ...
4 Mar 2020
Fireside chat with Maarten de Rijke
Microsoft Research AI (MSR AI) aspires to contribute foundational breakthroughs, master Human-AI collaboration, empower organizations to effectively leverage AI and think deeply about societal challenges and ...
28 Feb 2020
4.5 million euros to make complex computer-controlled systems more robust
The aim of the international project, ADMORPH, is to make various types of complex systems that are controlled by computers more resistant to defects and more secure. The new consortium has received a grant of 4.5 ...
27 Feb 2020
The facilities of the FNWI Visualization Lab of Robert Belleman have been used, among other things, to develop an AR application in which 3D reconstructions of archaeological objects can be placed in a learning ...
27 Feb 2020
Christof Monz obtained Vici grant
NWO has awarded Christof Monz (ILPS research group) a prestigious Vici grant for a research program on multi-parallel neural machine translation.
20 Feb 2020
NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros for three UvA researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Jason Hessels, Christof Monz and Roger Laeven. The grants will enable them to develop ...
14 Feb 2020
Dr Sebastian Schelter named as head of AIRLab
Dr Sebastian Schelter has been announced as the first manager of the AIRLab, the joint ICAI-Ahold Delhaize artificial intelligence industry lab, with effect from 1 April 2020. Dr Schelter, currently a Faculty Fellow ...
12 Feb 2020
Animated movie to encourage girls to get into STEM
Ani’s Year in the Garden is an animated film about an autonomous gardening robot. The movie aims at encouraging children under 10, especially little girls, to start imagining a career in Science, Technology, ...
5 Feb 2020
Ana Lucic wins best student paper
Ana Lucic , PhD student at the information and language processing systems research group, ILPS, has won the best student paper (cs) at the annual FAT* conference in Barcelona last week.
4 Feb 2020
AIM Lab starts with a grand opening
The official opening of the AI for Medical Imaging lab (AIM Lab) on Friday 31 January, was performed by Geert ten Dam (President of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam), Victor Everhardt (Alderman of ...
29 Jan 2020
UPIN grant for Paola Grosso
Increased user insights and control in the operation are essential for the future Internet. Dr. Paola Grosso of the University of Amsterdam’s Informatics Institute has received a grant of 500.000 Euro from NWO to ...
27 Jan 2020
RIEC Amsterdam invests 1M euro in research: organised crime as a complex system
The new research project "Computational modelling of criminal networks and value chains” aims to develop novel methods to analyse organised crime, by using a complexity approach.
22 Jan 2020
Inaugural lecture Alfons Hoekstra
On 17 January 2020 Alfons Hoekstra held his inaugural lecture, entitled 'Kunnen wij uw toekomst voorspellen?'
15 Jan 2020
An Idea From Physics Helps AI See in Higher Dimensions
In 2015, Cohen, a graduate student at the time, wasn’t studying how to lift deep learning out of flatland. Rather, he was interested in what he thought was a practical engineering problem: data efficiency, or how to ...
14 Jan 2020
Computer model describes essential step of embryonic development
Computational biologists from the University of Amsterdam have succeeded in making a computer model of one of the most essential steps in the embryonic development of Cnidaria. They modeled the process of ...
7 Jan 2020
Efstratios Gavves receives NWO grant
Efstratios Gavves researcher at the Informatics Institute, has received a grant for the software development for autonomous cars. BMW is the other partner of this public-private partnership. € 240,000 has been ...
17 Dec 2019
NWO grant for Mastering Complexity
Andy Pimentel of the Systems and Networking Lab receives a grant of the program 'Partnership NWO-domein TTW -ESI: Mastering Complexity (MasCot)'. Parters are ASML, Océ and Philips. The total amount is €570.00 of ...
17 Dec 2019
Cees Snoek and Henri Bal receive grant for Real-Time Video AI
Professors Cees Snoek, of the Informatics Institute UvA, and Henri Bal, of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, have received a subsidy of € 750.000 from NWO's Open Technology Programme for their project ‘Real-Time ...
13 Dec 2019
Amsterdam knowledge institutions invest 1 billion in AI
The knowledge institutions of Amsterdam have joined forces and are investing 1 billion euros in the development of responsible AI technologies over the next ten years, by setting up research programmes, attracting ...