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 ...
12 Dec 2019
Results of the first fast MRI image construction challenge
The team lead by PhD student Patrick Putzky of the Amsterdam Machine learning Lab (AMLab) of the University of Amsterdam was judged to be one of the strongest performers.
10 Dec 2019
UvA selected as centre of excellence for the retention of AI talent
The University of Amsterdam has been selected by the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) as an ‘ELLIS Unit’ to keep talent in machine learning and related AI research fields in Europe. ...
10 Dec 2019
Alfons Hoekstra appointed as director of IvI
Starting 1 January 2020 Alfons Hoekstra will be the new director of the Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam. Hoekstra, professor Computational Science and Engineering, succeeds Marcel Worring, ...
21 Nov 2019
Fireworks Algorithm versus Plant Propagation Algorithm
'The human brain and the computer’s CPU simply use different protocols', says Daan van den Berg, 'You need to put your idea in Python or Java to make the computer understand what you want it to do. But the inverse is ...
13 Nov 2019
UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving
Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), today announced the launch of a new public-private research lab. Atlas Lab will focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for ...
7 Nov 2019
Bach Speedup is Fake News
‘The bad thing about the internet is that everything’s connected these days. Fake news spreads like wildfire’ says Daan van den Berg. ‘So as a classical music lover, when I saw the articles popping up that the music ...
5 Nov 2019
Peter Coveney (UvA) and Frank van Harmelen (VU) discuss Brexit with Queen Máxima
Upon arrival at the Trippenhuis on October 30, the queen spoke with Leolani, a robot programmed by VU students, about international exchange of knowledge and cooperation.
4 Nov 2019
Inaugural lecture Hinda Haned
'Fair, Transparent and Accountable Data Science'. Data-driven decision making is part of our everyday life, whether we are shopping online, applying for a job, or being admitted to a hospital.
31 Oct 2019
Inaugural lecture Paul Groth
On 10 October 2019 Paul Groth held his inaugural lecture, entitled 'The Work of Data'.
29 Oct 2019
Smart garden-robot Trimbot example of Artificial Intelligence
This week a smart piece of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology was presented in the UK: the Trimbot, a robot that is capable of pruning hedges and roses. The robot is possible to do this because of new technology ...
22 Oct 2019
IAS hosts celebration for interdisciplinary PhD candidates
Following the establishment in 2017 of the UvA’s Interdisciplinary Doctorate Agreement (IDA), a gathering was held on Monday, 21 October, at the Institute for Advanced Studies to celebrate the hiring of the last of ...
4 Oct 2019
Benny Åkesson, professor by special appointment of Design Methodologies for Cyber-Physical Systems
Dr B. Åkesson (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Design Methodologies for Cyber-Physical Systems on the Faculty of Science at University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on ...