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Results: 1 - 20 of 364
  • 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 ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    UvA, TNO and CWI collaborate on ‘Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems’

    The University of Amsterdam is collaborating with TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) and CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) for research into the impact of intelligent ...

  • 1 Oct 2019
    Identifying Adverse drug reactions with machine learning

    Anthi Symeonidou, data science master student at the UvA, won the best poster award at SEMANTiCS 2019. This was a joint project of the University of Amsterdam (Paul Groth, INDElab) in collaboration with Elsevier ...

  • 26 Sep 2019
    Amsterdam partners focus on Life Sciences & Health and AI

    On Wednesday 25 September, Executive Board President Geert ten Dam joined with Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema and the presidents of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC), the Vrije Universiteit (VU), the ...

  • 24 Sep 2019
    Numbers limit how accurately digital computers model chaos

    Digital computers use numbers based on flawed representations of real numbers, which may lead to inaccuracies when simulating the motion of molecules, weather systems and fluids, find UCL and Tufts University ...

  • 12 Sep 2019
    Leon Gommans, professor by special appointment of Data Exchange Systems

    Dr L.H.M. Gommans (1957) has been named professor by special appointment of Data Exchange Systems at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was designated on behalf of the Bèta Plus ...

  • 10 Sep 2019
    Kick-off of new AI4Science lab

    The new AI4Science lab starts off this month, by appointing Patrick Forré as its lab manager and as an assistant professor. The AI4Science lab is a joint initiative of the institutes for astronomy (API), biology ...

  • 5 Sep 2019
    Modelling the influence of regional identity on human migration

    Scientists of the Informatics Institute Willem R.J. Vermeulen, Debraj Roy and Rick Quax did research about the influence of regional identity on human migration. The results were published in Urban Science.

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Fourth AI University Professor appointed

    The University of Amsterdam has appointed Prof. Natali Helberger as a new University Professor to the chair in Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Her appointment will ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Gravitation grants for the study of mental disorders and artificial intelligence

    Alongside a Gravitation grant of 20 million euros for research into plant stress, conducted under the aegis of the UvA, two other consortia in which UvA scientists are participating have been awarded millions in ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Horizon 2020 funding for UvA computer scientists

    Andy Pimentel, Clemens Grelck and Sebastian Altmeyer of the University of Amsterdam’s Informatics have been awarded a large grant from the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Their project, concerning the system adaptivity of ...

  • 27 Aug 2019
    Master's student Rik Helwegen graduated on fair algorithms

    In the Dutch society, more and more decisions are being made by automated systems which are based on algorithms. But how fair is the use of algorithms? This question was studied on behalf of the City of Amsterdam by ...

  • 10 Jul 2019
    Six UvA students selected for Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme

    Six UvA bachelor’s students have been selected to take part in Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme this summer. The students will travel to China where they will spend two weeks further developing their ICT ...