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  • 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 ...

  • 8 Jul 2019
    Inferring causal relationships from climate data requires advanced statistical techniques

    A broad team of 21 researchers from 19 different research institutes, including Dr Rick Quax from the University of Amsterdam’s Computational Science Lab, believe that more advanced statistical techniques are ...

  • 2 Jul 2019
    In Memoriam Maarten van Someren

    Last Friday, we received the very sad news that Maarten van Someren passed away on Thursday 27 June. Maarten was a member of our faculty staff at the Informatics Institute, specialised in applications of machine ...

  • 24 May 2019
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to eleven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of ...

  • 23 May 2019
    UvA appoints third University Professor AI

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Prof. Tobias Blanke as University Professor of Humanities and AI, effective 1 August 2019. Tobias Blanke is the third of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...

  • 22 May 2019
    Zhiming receives EU funding for a research project on digital pathology

    Dr. Zhiming Zhao from the Systems and Networking Lab (SNE) will join the CLoud ARtificial Intelligence For pathologY (CLARIFY) and will lead the work package of Cloud oriented algorithms for data management. He will ...

  • 21 May 2019
    Bram van den Akker wins best short paper award at The Web Conference 2019

    Bram van den Akker, an MSc AI student at the UvA supervised by Ilya Markov, has won the best short paper award at The Web Conference 2019.

  • 15 May 2019
    Algorithms make ‘interpretations’ of famous artworks

    Misha Paauw (student Minor Programmeren) and Daan van den Berg (Heuristics, Minor Programmeren) of the Informatics Institute were runner-up for the Best Paper Award on Evostar’19 in Leipzig.

  • 15 May 2019
    Two UvA spin offs among ten winners Academic Start up Competition

    On Tuesday 14 May 2019, the jury of the Academic Startup Competition announced ten winners, from 28 nominated university startups. Two of those ten winners originate from the University of Amsterdam.

  • 6 May 2019
    School choice dynamics and segregation: new research collaboration

    The University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, the Dutch Inspectorate of Education, and the City of Amsterdam have recently joined forces in a new research project on school segregation. The research aims ...

  • 30 Apr 2019
    Peter Coveney, professor by special appointment of Applied High Performance Computing

    Prof. Peter V. Coveney (1958) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Applied High Performance Computing at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. The chair was established on behalf ...

  • 16 Apr 2019
    Netherlands Innovation Mission to Silicon Valley

    From 24-28 March 2019 a delegation from the Netherlands, including Maarten de Rijke, ICAI director and Lynda Hardman, ADS Director, attended a mission to Silicon Valley on AI & robotics with Minister Sigrid Kaag.

  • 16 Apr 2019
    In silico medicine will be the future

    The Virtual Physiological Human institute released a video on in-silico medicine and the impact it has on the future of medicine.

  • 12 Apr 2019
    UvA appoints second University Professor Artificial Intelligence

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has appointed Dr Ivana Išgum as University Professor of AI and Medical Imaging, effective 1 September 2019. Ivana Išgum is the second of four new University Professors at the UvA and ...

  • 9 Apr 2019
    Alfons Hoekstra, professor of Computational Science and Engineering

    Prof. A.G. Hoekstra (1963) has been appointed professor of Computational Science & Engineering at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 26 Mar 2019
    Minister Kaag informed about AI

    Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, visited the Faculty of Science on Thursday 21 March in preparation for a trade mission to Silicon Valley.

  • 18 Mar 2019
    Cover article Physics of Fluids for blood flow research

    The scientific journal Physics of Fluids will host a study by UvA computer scientist Gábor Závodszky on the cover of its May issue. The article describes a new model for the flow of red blood cells in the blood.

  • 18 Mar 2019
    New public-private AI research lab for medical image analysis

    UvA professors Cees Snoek and Marcel Worring are starting a new public-private research lab together with researchers from the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence Ltd. from the United Arab Emirates led by ...

  • 6 Mar 2019
    Boundless mind

    Max Welling talks about the strength of Amsterdam Science Park: connecting boundless minds.

  • 12 Feb 2019
    Master’s students to present their research at leading Machine Learning conference

    Artificial Intelligence Master's students Luca Falorsi, Pim de Haan and Tim Davidson will give a plenary talk on 'Reparameterizing distributions' at the leading Machine Learning conference AISTATS, held between 16-18 ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    The National Police Lab AI: collaboration between scientists and Police

    The University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University and the National Police force are set to embark on a new collaborative project on the subject of artificial intelligence in the National Police Lab AI. In the years ...

  • 22 Jan 2019
    Best Paper Award for UvA students Gijs van Horn, Richard Olij, Joeri Sleegers and supervisor Daan van den Berg

    A paper based on three Bachelor's theses from UvA Artificial Intelligence students has received the Best Paper Award at the IARIA 2018 Data Analytics Conference. The theses were written by Gijs van Horn, Richard Olij ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    National AI course launched

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is present in many aspects of our daily lives. However, the general knowledge about it is limited. That is why there is now the 'Nationale AI-cursus' a free online course for all Dutch ...

  • 14 Dec 2018
    First-ever body language recognition software

    During his inaugural lecture on video intelligence on Friday, 14 December, Cees Snoek, professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems, gave a preview of the world’s first-ever body language recognition ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    CERN openlab summer-student programme

    Are you a B.Sc. or an M.Sc. student (who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by next spring) in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or physics — with a strong ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    Paul Groth, professor of Algorithmic Data Science

    Dr P. Groth (1980) has been appointed professor of Algorithmic Data Science at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science, effective 1 November 2018.

  • 30 Nov 2018
    UvA will be key ICT partner in European project ENVRI-FAIR

    Zhiming Zhao from the Systems and Networking Lab, Informatics Institute, is representing the UvA in the ENVRI-FAIR (ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and ...

  • 30 Nov 2018
    Zhiming Zhao receives grant for EU project about blockchain and social media

    The informatics group led by Zhiming Zhao from the Systems and Networking Lab, will contribute to this project that aims to simplify the creation of open and agile social media ecosystems with trusted participation ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    Photograph of Vincent van Gogh is actually of his brother Theo

    A photograph that was long thought to be of the 13-year-old Vincent van Gogh has now been proven to be a portrait of his brother Theo van Gogh, aged 15. This discovery is the result of new, in-depth research ...

  • 29 Nov 2018
    Flexible robotics for food production

    Robots that automatically harvest tomatoes or package biscuits in boxes of various sizes are now becoming a reality. Theo Gevers, professor Computer Vision is involved in this project.

  • 19 Nov 2018
    MIT names Taco Cohen one of Europe’s best innovators under 35

    Each year the prestigious American university MIT (Massachutes Institute of Technologie) releases a list of the world’s best innovators under 35. UvA researcher Taco Cohen of the Informatics Institute is among this ...

  • 15 Nov 2018
    How the UvA tackles Amsterdam's complex problems

    Peter Sloot (UvA) talks about how computer models, new methods and new mathematics can help solving complex urban issues in virtually every area.

  • 1 Nov 2018
    Max Welling Life with Artificial Intelligence

    Apple and Amazon invest billions of dollars in artificial intelligence. What is AI and does it work? The book, written by Max Welling isn't written for the experts but for everyone who realizes that AI is changing ...

  • 11 Oct 2018
    Computational model clarifies immune response during cardiac surgery

    A research team led by Peter Sloot, professor of Complex Adaptive Systems at the UvA, has managed to pinpoint the mechanisms behind the immune response triggered in patients undergoing open heart surgery. The team’s ...

  • 10 Oct 2018
    How whole blood forms clots in aneurysms

    Ben Czaja researcher at the Computaional Science Lab studied how whole blood forms clots (thrombosis) in aneurysms that can be found in the brain.

  • 24 Sep 2018
    Hinda Haned, professor by special appointment of Data Science

    Dr H. Haned (1983) has been named professor by special appointment of Data Science at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on behalf of the Béta Plus Foundation.

  • 12 Sep 2018
    Sebastian Altmeyer receives Best Paper Award at RTCSA 2018

    Sebastian Altmeyer, assistant professor of the Systems and Network Lab of the Informatics Institute, is one of the three authors of the paper 'EMPRESS: an Efficient and effective Method for PREdictable Stack Sharing'.

  • 3 Sep 2018
    Maarten de Rijke named first of four new University Professors AI

    Prof. Maarten de Rijke has been appointed University Professor of AI and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), effective 1 September 2018. De Rijke will combine his new chair, which will be ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    Computational scientists contribute to coral reef research

    There are major concerns that the current climate change and ocean acidification is endangering growth of reef-building corals. In this light, Eva Deutekom and Jaap Kaandorp of the UvA Computational Science Lab are ...

  • 10 Jul 2018
    Study reveals optimal charging infrastructure rollout strategy

    A study conducted on the largest EV charging transactions dataset worldwide revealed insight in what rollout strategy for charging points can best be applied by policy makers.

  • 3 Jul 2018
    Eight publications on machine learning presented at world’s best conferences

    Eight publications on machine learning, by researchers from the Institute of Informatics, are accepted by the upcoming leading International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and Uncertainty in Artificial ...

  • 19 Jun 2018
    ICAI lecture: A navigational approach to health

    Ramesh Jain will give a lecture on Wednesday 4 July 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Science Park 904, Room C0.110

  • 19 Jun 2018
    UvA-students presented research in optimisation algorithms

    Romi Geleijn, Marrit van der Meer, Quinten van der Post, Reitze Jansen, Yannick Vinkesteijn and Wouter Vrielink, UvA-bachelorstudents from the Minor Programmeren and the bachelor BètaGamma, presented the results of ...

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Vidi grant awarded to 11 UvA and AMC researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to 11 experienced researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The grant ...

  • 31 May 2018
    Frank Nack chosen as UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year

    Frank Nack was officially named as the UvA’s 2018 Lecturer of the Year during the Education Day on Thursday, 31 May. Frank Nack is the programme director of the MSc in Information Studeies at the Faculty of Science.

  • 1 May 2018
    ICAI launched and the signing of AIRLab

    On Thursday 26 April, Maarten de Rijke launched the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI). Followed up with the start of AIRLab, a collaboration with Ahold Delhaize.

  • 26 Apr 2018
    Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence officially launched

    Science and business in the Netherlands are joining forces in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) will be officially launched at Amsterdam Science ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    Scientists plan major European AI-hub

    Max Welling, professor of Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam, is among a group of European leading scientists with plans to establish a vast multinational institute devoted to world-class artificial ...

  • 24 Apr 2018
    New method predicts emergent behaviour in complex systems

    An international team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Geneva has shown that information processing features can accurately predict the emergent behaviour of complex ...

  • 19 Apr 2018
    Your digital twin: closer than you think

    Imagine your doctor has a digital copy of you stored in his or her computer. Your digital twin is like a volunteer that is always there for you, on which treatment of any disease you may have can be tested. This ...

  • 3 Apr 2018
    Controlling growth and form of carbonate crystals

    An international team of researchers including Jaap Kaandorp of the University of Amsterdam show new results about bio-inspired controlled crystal growth using experiments and computational models. The research is ...

  • 22 Mar 2018
    Zeno Geradts voted President-elect of AAFS

    The American Academy of Forensic Sciences unanimously voted Professor Zeno Geradts as President-Elect. Geradts is a Senior Forensic Scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and chair by special ...

  • 15 Mar 2018
    Six publications on computer vision presented at IEEE-conference

    Six publications on computer vision, by researchers from the Informatics Institute, are accepted by the leading IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). This is a new record for a Dutch ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    Frank Nack is Faculty of Science's Lecturer of the Year 2018

    Frank Nack, lecturer and programme director in the Master's programme Information Studies, has been named the faculty winner of the Lecturer of the Year election by Faculty of Science students. John van Boxel and Leo ...

  • 13 Mar 2018
    ‘Top Programme’ honour for System and Network Engineering

    The Master’s programme ‘System and Network Engineering’ of the Faculty of Science is again designated as ‘Top Programme’ by the Universities Study Guide 2018.

  • 22 Feb 2018
    BackToBasic 2018

    BackToBasic is the annual UvA Information Sciences event where alumni, students, researchers, lecturers and others interested meet informally to discuss topics in the Information Sciences.

  • 21 Feb 2018
    Evangelos Kanoulas, professor of Text Analytics & Information Retrieval for Business

    Dr E. Kanoulas (1980) has been appointed professor of Text Analytics & Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business. Kanoulas will combine this chair with his current ...

  • 25 Jan 2018
    Qualcomm and UvA: leading the way in deep vision

    In 2015 the Qualcomm joined forces with the UvA to create a research center in the relatively new field of deep vision: the QUVA lab. Peter Rauber works at Qualcomm as a Senior Director of engineering, and is ...

  • 24 Jan 2018
    Cees Snoek, professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems

    Dr C.G.M. Snoek (1978) has been appointed professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.

  • 23 Jan 2018
    New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India

    A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...

  • 17 Jan 2018
    Project ‘Art DATIS’ receives NWO Creative Industries funding

    NWO has granted a funding of ca. € 500.000 for the project Art DATIS for the Integration and improvement of sources on glass for a Sustainable future. Evangelos Kanoulas (Informatics Institute UvA) participates in ...

  • 12 Jan 2018
    ADS & VIVAT open Insurance Lab

    Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) and insurance company VIVAT are opening a joint insurance research lab. The aim is to apply advanced techniques in mathematics, statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence ...

  • 11 Jan 2018
    Project ACCESS receives NWO grant

    Maarten Marx of the Informatics Institute and Jaap Kamps of the Faculty of Humanities have received a grant of ca. € 500.000 for the project ‘ACCESS: Access to City Councils using Exploratory Search Systems’.

  • 9 Jan 2018
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Rob Belleman

    Computer scientist Rob Belleman is specialised in interactive visual systems. He teaches courses in the Master's programme Computational Science as well as in the Computer Science Bachelor's programme – for which he ...

  • 12 Dec 2017
    Cees Snoek receives three million dollar subsidy

    Computer scientist Cees Snoek will receive from the US government a subsidy of three million dollar for the development of artificial intelligence that can recognize, find and understand activities and objects in ...

  • 22 Nov 2017
    Korteweg medal for Arnold Smeulders

    Het Genootschap ter bevordering van Natuur-, Genees- en Heelkunde awarded for the first time the Korteweg medal to computer scientist Arnold Smeulders.

  • 21 Nov 2017
    NWO subsidy for efficient deep learning systems

    Computer scientists from the UvA, VU and NLeSC received a subsidy from NWO Perspectief for the Efficient Deep Learning program.

  • 14 Nov 2017
    Computational Science graduate wins 'TopQuants' thesis award

    Maarten Scholl, graduate of the Computational Science Master's programme (a joint UvA-VU degree), won the award for Best Quantitative Finance Thesis for his master's thesis. This country-wide annual award is ...

  • 2 Nov 2017
    NWO call: Scientific infrastructure is open for applications

    The programme 'Scientific infrastructure for astronomy, computer science and mathematics - Investment Grant NWO Medium' is open for applications. This programme encourages Dutch universities, research institutes and ...

  • 2 Nov 2017
    NWO call: The TOP Grants for curiosity-driven research is open for applications

    This competition is set up for proposals for innovative or high-risk scientific research that addresses questions of high quality and urgency. Applications should have evident importance for astronomy, computer ...

  • 2 Nov 2017
    Arnold Smeulders received ACM SIGMM Award

    Last week Arnold Smeulders UvA received the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications at the annual ACMMM ...

  • 26 Oct 2017
    Horizon 2020 Health Grant awarded to Alfons Hoekstra

    Computer scientist Professor Alfons Hoekstra has received a grant as partner in the INSIST project: IN Silico trials for treatment of acute Ischemic STroke. The UvA will receive €550,000.

  • 26 Oct 2017
    Hamideh Afsarmanesh appointed adjunct professor at Beijing Jiaotong

    On 19 October 2017 Hamideh Afsarmanesh was appointed adjunct professor at Beijing Jiaotong University in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the fields of information management and collaborative systems.

  • 24 Oct 2017
    Maarten de Rijke receives the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award

    Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam received the Tony Kent Strix Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of information retrieval in its widest ...

  • 11 Oct 2017
    UvA and SURFsara organise course on High Performance Computing and Big Data

    From 2 January - 2 February 2018 researchers from the UvA and high performance computing experts from the SURFsara organize a course where researchers and engineers can learn about HPC, discuss their specific ...

  • 5 Oct 2017
    Launch initative National Big Data Infrastructure

    Professor Cees de Laat of System and Network Engineering (Informatics Institue) is one of the initiators to set up a national Big Data infrastructure. In order to unlock the value of distributed datasets an ...

  • 3 Oct 2017
    IXA Breakfast workshops on valorisation

    IXA organises a new series of workshops in the form of breakfast sessions on various topics on valorisation. The workshops are very practical to get you started immediately. Participation is free of charge but ...

  • 26 Sep 2017
    'The Virtual Human' IMAX event at the Science Museum Lates

    Alfons Hoekstra participated in the London Science Museum IMAX event on September 27th 2017 dedicated to the virtual human. This event was part of the Science Museum Lates series.

  • 13 Sep 2017
    EU funding for Deep Learning project

    UvA-scientist Andy Pimentel has received a grant of about €350.000 as partner of the ALOHA project. The purpose is to develop a software framework for runtime-Adaptive and secure Deep Learning On Heterogeneous ...

  • 13 Sep 2017
    Computer scientists participate in PROCESS

    Adam Belloum and Rob Nieuwpoort together with a to be appointed PhD student of the System Network Engineering group, will work on PROviding Computing solutions for ExaScale challengeS (PROCESS) that will run from ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Building the data science profession

    Yuri Demchenko en Adam Belloum of System and Network Engineering ( Informatica Institute) worked together with six partners from different countries across Europe to establish the Data Science profession for Europe.

  • 6 Sep 2017
    AI Bachelor project leads to publication

    The thesis of Eelco van der Wel (UvA) student BSc Artificial Intelligence has been accepted to the ISMIR (International Society for Music Information Retrieval) conference 2017 in Suzhou, China.

  • 30 Aug 2017
    ADS: International Visiting Researchers Programme

    Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) invites applications from ADS researchers and partner organisations for the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA) Funded International Visiting Researchers Programme.

  • 17 Aug 2017
    Qualcomm Bolsters Position in Artificial Intelligence Research, Outlines its Vision for the Future

    Qualcomm Technologies is announcing the acquisition of Scyfer B.V., a company affiliated with University of Amsterdam. The acquisition of Scyfer brings with it a founder and renowned professor at the University of ...

  • 16 Aug 2017
    UvA spin-off company Scyfer acquired by Qualcomm

    UvA spin-off Scyfer BV has been taken over by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), an international market leader in next generation mobile chips. Scyfer is specialised in machine learning and artificial intelligence ...

  • 11 Aug 2017
    Arnold Smeulders receives prestigious Multimedia Award for outstanding technical contributions

    The 2017 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications is Prof. Dr. Arnold ...

  • 14 Jul 2017
    UvA partnership with Microsoft Research Lab Cambridge

    The Machine Learning Lab at the University of Amsterdam (AMLAB) led by Professor Max Welling starts a partnership with the Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge. The partnership aims to foster new research talent ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    University of Amsterdam and ITMO University renew partnership agreement

    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Russia) will continue their long-time tradition of cooperation after extending their partnership agreement for another five years. The document ...

  • 21 Jun 2017
    Computable Awards Nomination for Amsterdam School of Data Science

    The newly created Amsterdam School of Data Science has been successfully nominated for the Computable Awards 2017: ‘ICT Educator of the Year’, the winner of which will be announced on 31 October.

  • 21 Jun 2017
    How to make a time machine

    'How to make a time machine' is an interactive video work from Daniel Buzzo, Leader of the Human Centred Multimedia Master track, Informatics Institute UvA. This new interactive video art installation will be at the ...

  • 21 Jun 2017
    FGCS among the top Computer Science Journals in the world

    Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) is with a 5-year Impact Factor of 4.8 now ranked among the top Computer Science Journals in the world. Editor in Chief is Peter Sloot, Computational Science Lab, Informatics ...

  • 21 Jun 2017
    What is the impact of visualization on science?

    Gábor Závodszky from the Computational Science Lab (UvA) and Paul Melis (SURFsara) presented results from high-performance simulations of cellular blood flows using various visualization techniques.

  • 16 Jun 2017
    Six UvA students selected for Huawei summer internship in China

    Six students at the University of Amsterdam have been selected for a summer internship at Huawei headquarters in China. In the Huawei Seeds for the Future programme, they will have the unique opportunity to ...

  • 8 May 2017
    Quantum Software Consortium receives 18.8 million euro in the Gravitation Programme

    The ministry for Education, Culture and Science has awarded a Gravitation grant for large-scale research on quantum software. This grant of 18.8 million euro unites researchers from QuSoft, CWI, Leiden University, ...

  • 2 May 2017
    New partnership between police and the UvA

    The police and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) will establish a structural cooperation in order to be able to analyse huge amounts of data seized in criminal investigations. Three doctoral candidates from the UvA ...

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Thesis Award for bachelor student Willem Vermeulen

    Bachelor student Willem Vermeulen has won the Lanciersprijs for his Bachelor Informatica graduation thesis. Willem Vermeulen was supervised by Dr. Rick Quax from the Computational Science Lab of the Institute of ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Arnold Smeulders in about video movement recognition

    According to Arnold Smeulders, specialist in image recognition, are modern computers well developed in image recognition and in seeing any distinction from different kind of images. However it is still rather ...

  • 24 Apr 2017
    Interview in the I/O Magazine with Ana Varbanescu

    Ana Varbanescu was this year one of the chairs of the ICT.OPEN. In this interview she speaks about her vision towards research, education and her research field, ‘High Performance Computing'.

  • 11 Apr 2017
    Dutch Nao Team wins Open Challenge at Iran Open 2017

    The Nao Team of the Informatics Institute's Intelligent Robotics Lab won the Open Challenge at last week's Iran Open 2017 with a demonstration of their Behaviour Engine. Bachelor's and Master's students Artificial ...

  • 11 Apr 2017
    SEMIA project rewarded

    The project is a collaboration between Film Museum Eye, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Humanities from the UvA, and Marcel Worring from the ...

  • 28 Mar 2017
    Amsterdam School of Data Science: Officially opened by Kajsa Ollongren

    Kajsa Ollongren, alderman and deputy mayor of Amsterdam, has officially opened the Amsterdam School of Data Science. The School is an alliance of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), University of ...

  • 16 Mar 2017
    Meeting with the OC's

    Last week was a joint meeting with the OC’s (Opleidingscommissies) of Informatics.

  • 16 Mar 2017
    IvI board perspective on the move

    The intended move offers the opportunity to realize our ambitious plans related to Informatics and to develop into a leading institute providing education for a variety of target groups and conducting world-class ...

  • 16 Mar 2017
    Informatics – Education in Perspective

    A joint perspective of the UvA and VU, March 2017

  • 7 Mar 2017
    Interview with Prof. Peter Sloot

    Prof. Peter Sloot was interviewed by ‘de Volkskrant’ on democracy and the elections.

  • 7 Mar 2017
    Google Faculty Research Award voor Evangelos Kanoulas

    Evangelos Kanoulas, assistant professor at the Informatics Institute is awarded a Google Faculty Research Award of more than 50.000 euro for his proposal on ‘Session-based Personalization: Models and Algorithms’.

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Repeated ‘Top Programme’ honour for Logic and System and Network Engineering

    The Faculty of Science Master’s programmes Logic and System and Network Engineering (SNE) have been designated as ‘Top Programme’ by the Universities Study Guide 2017.

  • 24 Feb 2017
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Evangelos Kanoulas

    Evangelos Kanoulas teaches courses on Data Mining and Information Retrieval in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes Information Studies and in the Artificial Intelligence Master’s programme. He also coordinates the ...

  • 20 Feb 2017
    In 'Het Financieele Dagblad’ Today: Max Welling

    This week in ‘Big Data Amsterdam’ FD journalist Job Woudt interviews Max Welling, Professor of Machine Learning at UvA.

  • 16 Feb 2017
    Intended move of Informatics to the NU building

    We are pleased with the next step towards our joint move to the NU building. This was announced yesterday by the university boards and faculty deans.

  • 14 Feb 2017
    NWO doctoral grant for teachers awarded to PhD at computational science lab

    Last week NWO awarded a doctoral grant to Jurjen Helmus a PhD student in the Computational Science Lab. Jurjen is a part time PhD student and a teacher and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences (HvA).. ...

  • 14 Feb 2017
    The New Amsterdam School of Data Science: Tackling the Shortage of Data Scientists

    All data science courses and programmes in Amsterdam have joined forces in the new training platform: Amsterdam School of Data Science.

  • 14 Feb 2017
    Big Data Amsterdam: Arnold Smeulders on the Qualcomm Collaboration

    The second installment of ‘Big Data Amsterdam’, a weekly focus in ‘Het Financieele Dagblad’ on Amsterdam Data Science researchers and industry collaborations, is an interview with Arnold Smeulders, Professor of ...

  • 14 Feb 2017
    Strategic voting

    Results Bachelor Thesis Information Studies about strategic voting for groups presented in the science supplement of “Volkskrant” (11 Feb)

  • 7 Feb 2017
    'Het Financieele Dagblad' Article on ADS & Elsevier Collaboration

    Last autumn, Elsevier announced a partnership with Amsterdam Data Science. This collaboration will enable joint projects to help scientists to share data using the latest technologies.

  • 31 Jan 2017
    UvA information scientist builds parliamentary search engine for De Correspondent

    Maarten Marx, information scientist at the University of Amsterdam, has built a search engine for online news forum De Correspondent that makes it possible to search through motions made by parties in the Dutch ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    UvA and De Correspondent will work together within the ADS project

    Together they will launch a search and analysis tool on the voting behavior of parties in the Dutch Parliament.

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Paola Grosso (UvA) in the I/O magazine

    The article stresses the central role of ADI in the area of energy efficient computing. Programmable networks, the focus of dr. Grosso research, is one of the main components to support greener services.

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Microsoft Azure for Research Award

    Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA IvI) and Leif Azzopardi (University of Strathclyde) have received a Microsoft Azure for Research Award worth $20,000.

  • 19 Dec 2016
    STW Perspective Grant for Max Welling

    A consortium that includes computer scientist Max Welling of the Informatics Institute has been awarded an STW Perspective Grant for research into ‘deep learning’ in the field of medical image analysis. The project ...

  • 15 Dec 2016
    Drona Kandhai, professor by special appointment of Applied Informatics

    Dr. D. Kandhai (1972) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Applied Informatics, with a specific focus on Computational Finance, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair ...

  • 5 Dec 2016
    Digital Preservation Award for ‘Digital city revives’

    The project ‘The Digital City revives, a case study in web-archeology’ won one of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards. The prizes were announced on Wednesday 30 November 2016 in London. Project partners of ...

  • 21 Nov 2016
    Computer scientists awarded at ACM Multimedia conference

    Pascal Mettes and Cees Snoek from the Informatics Institute were awarded at last month’s ACM Multimedia conference. Pascal Mettes was voted best doctoral student and together with researchers from Zhejiang University ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Dutch Testing Day 2016

    Friday 18 November the Dutch Testing Day takes place at Science Park. The University of Amsterdam is host of this 22 nd Testing Event which is organised together with European Software Testing Innovation Alliance.

  • 8 Nov 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master's in Artificial Intelligence

    Maarten van Someren (UvA) and Evert Haasdijk (VU), programme director’s for the Master’s in Artificial Intelligence, talk about a new step in the collaboration between UvA and VU. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, ...

  • 3 Nov 2016
    Art meets science in Amsterdam Science #4

    The fourth edition of the popular science magazine Amsterdam Science is out now. This issue explores the interfaces where science and art meet.

  • 1 Nov 2016
    Amsterdam Data Science and Elsevier to boost local data science scene

    Network organisation Amsterdam Data Science (ADS), of which the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a founding partner, today signed an agreement with scientific information solutions provider Elsevier aimed at ...

  • 13 Oct 2016
    The Kumbh Mela project

    Once every three years millions of Hindus go on pilgrimage to the Shipra river near the holy city Ujjain, in central India, for the Kumbh Mela.

  • 13 Oct 2016
    Guus Schreiber appointed as Dean

    Guus Schreiber will step down on 1 December 2016 as head of VU Computer Science.

  • 22 Sep 2016 about Political Search Engine

    Caitlin Lagrand and Houda Alberts, UvA Bachelor Artificial Intelligence students, did research on the left right ownership of political language.

  • 22 Sep 2016
    Two new H2020 grants for networking research

    The SNE (System and Network Engineering Lab) group recently received funding from two H2020 projects: GN4-2 (€170,000) and Fed4FIRE+ (€50,000).

  • 30 Aug 2016
    European consortium develops new instruments for analysis of big data

    The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the University of Amsterdam and TNO, together with thirty other partners, are developing several instruments for the analysis of big data. The European Commission awarded the ...

  • 30 Aug 2016
    First prize in CRM Causal Inference Challenge

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Joris Mooij of the Informatics Institute won the first prize in the CRM Causal Inference Challenge 2016.

  • 25 Jul 2016
    Two junior research positions awarded within QuSoft

    QuSoft, the new Dutch research center for quantum software, has awarded two junior research positions. After an internal call, the proposals were evaluated by an expert jury who selected the best two proposals.

  • 6 Jul 2016
    Predicting gene perturbation in a purely data-driven way

    One of the key questions that scientists often address is ‘What happens when a system is perturbed in a certain way?’ An international team of researchers, including computer scientist Joris Mooij from the UvA, has ...

  • 5 Jul 2016
    Digital 'footnotes' for TV viewers

    Serving up the right information at the right moment – that’s what’s Daan Odijk’s PhD research is about. He and his research group have designed a second screen for television audiences. Daan Odijk’s area of ...

  • 5 Jul 2016
    Cooperation Blendle and University of Amsterdam

    Maarten de Rijke and Isaac Sijaranamual of the Informatics Institute at the UvA start a research project with online media supplier Blendle. The private and academic parties will cooperate in an exploratory manner, ...

  • 4 Jul 2016
    Amsterdam Data Science nominated for Computable Awards

    Amsterdam Data Science has been succesfully nominated for two Computable Awards in 2016.

  • 21 Jun 2016
    Arnold Smeulders and Rajamani Krishna in Elsevier’s list of most cited researchers

    Professors Arnold Smeulders (UvA Informatics Institute) and Rajamani Krishna (UvA-HIMS) rank amongst the 300 most cited researchers in their field, according to the recently released Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking ...

  • 16 Jun 2016
    UvA opens Institute for Advanced Study

    On 1 June the University of Amsterdam (UvA) formally launched its new Institute for Advanced Study (UvA-IAS). The new institute offers scholars a haven where they can tackle important fundamental scientific and ...

  • 14 Jun 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master’s in Computer Science

    The Master’s degree programme in Computer Science studies the technology-supported, worldwide dissemination of information. ‘This field explores the technology that has permeated every facet of our modern-day, ...

  • 13 Jun 2016
    Svetlana Kordumova receives ACM Multimedia Retrieval best paper award

    Svetlana Kordumova from the Informatics Institute (IvI) received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 edition of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. The prize is received for the paper entitled ...

  • 13 Jun 2016
    Svetlana Kordumova received ACM Multimedia Retrieval best paper award

    Svetlana Kordumova, PhD from the Informatics Institute (IvI), received the Best Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 2016. The prize is received for the paper entitled ‘Pooling ...

  • 7 Jun 2016
    Best paper award for Max Welling and other computer scientists

    A team of computer scientists from UvA and VU (including Max Welling of the Informatics Institute) have won the best paper award at the ParLearning workshop in Chicago, on 27 May.

  • 2 Jun 2016
    Towards a joint location: NU building

    In the next three months we will keep you informed of the latest developments in the construction of the NU building at the South campus.

  • 31 May 2016
    Gauging age outside the lab: tricky business

    A webcam on the door of a club that can automatically tell whether a young adult is old enough to enter and buy a beer. A webcam that sees what a woman is looking at in a shop window. If it is up to UvA postdoc Fares ...

  • 26 May 2016
    Max Welling on self-learning computers

    On 29 April 2016 NRC Handelsblad published an interview with Max Welling, professor Machine learning at the University of Amsterdam, titled 'En toen ging de computer zelf leren'.

  • 26 May 2016
    Lecturer in the Spotlight: Leo Dorst

    Leo Dorst teaches a first-year linear algebra course for the Bachelor's programmes in Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science, as well as a second-year image processing course for the Bachelor's in Artificial ...

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Grant for Martijn Stegeman

    The Ministry of OCW (Education, Culture and Science) has granted Martijn Stegeman, lecturer at the Informatics Institute, a subsidy for his project scientific programming skills.

  • 26 Apr 2016
    1 billion euros for Quantum Flagship

    The European Commission has proposed to invest one billion euros in a Quantum Flagship, a large-scale European research programme for quantum technology. Within the Quantum Flagship, researchers from various fields ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Funding to support development of the Virtual Physiological Human

    CompBioMed, a to-be established distributed Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, recently received H2020 funding from the European Commission. Aim of this European project is to facilitate the uptake ...

  • 5 Apr 2016
    All quantum communication involves nonlocality

    Harry Buhrman, professor in Computer Science at the UvA and director of the research center Qusoft, has proven with colleagues from several international universities that quantum communication is based on ...

  • 29 Mar 2016
    Zhaochun Ren wins Chinese Government Award

    Zhaochun Ren, PhD candidate at the UvA Informatics Institute, has been awarded the ‘2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad’. He receives the award for his PhD research on ...

  • 10 Mar 2016
    Best student paper for Mohammad Shafahi

    At the BIOINFORMATICS 2016 conference (21-23 February) in Rome, Mohammad Shafahi from the Federated Collaborative Networks group won the prize for the best student paper.

  • 8 Mar 2016
    Three UvA Informatics Master's renew their designation as ‘Top Rated Programme’

    The Master's programmes in Logic, System and Network Engineering (SNE) and Software Engineering at the University of Amsterdam's Graduate School of Informatics have once again achieved the designation ‘Top Rated ...

  • 8 Mar 2016
    Science Education at UvA-VU: Master's in Computational Science

    ‘Nature is a complex system that processes information. Computational Science aims to make the complexity of those systems traceable.’ So it says on the website of the Master’s in Computational Science, and it is the ...

  • 1 Mar 2016
    Pilot at schools with learning environment for ‘systems thinking’

    Dynalearn Web, an interactive learning environment that helps students develop systems thinking, is being tested at secondary schools in the Amsterdam region as part of a feasibility study. Bert Bredeweg of the UvA ...

  • 25 Feb 2016
    Review committee very positive on computer science collaboration UvA and VU

    According to the national review committee Computer Science, the collaboration between the computer science departments of VU and UvA has the potential to 'become one of the worldwide leading institutes for Computer ...

  • 23 Feb 2016
    IvI and ILLC start collaboration with software company SAP

    The UvA research institutes IvI and ILLC have started a collaboration with software company SAP. The first two projects are focused on text analysis in combination with machine learning.

  • 22 Feb 2016
    Christof Monz receives Google Faculty Research Award

    Christof Monz, who is associate professor at the Informatics Institute, has received a Google Faculty Research Award worth the amount of 58,000 US dollars.

  • 1 Feb 2016
    Tata Steel opens new office at Amsterdam Science Park

    Steel manufacturer Tata Steel officially opened a new office at Amsterdam Science Park on Friday, 29 January.

  • 28 Jan 2016
    Nikos Voskarides wins 2014/2015 STIL Thesis Award

    ILPS PhD student Nikos Voskarides won the 2014/2015 STIL Thesis Award for his MSc thesis 'Explaining relationships between entities.'

  • 26 Jan 2016
    NWO TOP-funding for five Faculty of Science researchers

    Five researchers of the Faculty of Science were awarded funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the NWO TOP-programme. They are: Carsten Dominik and Selma de Mink (Anton ...

  • 25 Jan 2016
    Maarten de Rijke receives NWO TOP grant

    Professor Maarten de Rijke receives an NWO TOP grant worth €650.000 to work on contextual learning to rank for information retrieval.

  • 12 Jan 2016
    Computer predicts popularity of pictures on twitter

    Photos of cats are extremely popular on websites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. But why pictures are popular online is actually not very clear. Thomas Mensink and his colleagues Cees Snoek and Spencer Capallo ...

  • 17 Dec 2015
    Assistant professor ‘Information Processing in Complex Adaptive Systems’

    The Computational Science Laboratory (CSL) of the Informatics Institute has a vacancy for an Assistant professor.

  • 8 Dec 2015
    Green Computer Networks

    The latest issue of the Amsterdam Science magazine features an article on the research done by assistant professor in the System and Network Engineering (SNE) group at the Informatics Institute, Paola Grosso and her ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    CIKM 2015 best student paper award for Daan Odijk

    Daan Odijk, PhD student in the ILPS team at the UvA, received the Best Student Paper Award for his paper 'Struggling and Success in Web Search' at the 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge ...

  • 2 Nov 2015
    LODLaundromat wins best paper award

    Laurens Rietveld en Wouter Beek, PhD students in the Knowledge Representation group at the VU, together with their supervisor Stefan Schlobach, won the Best Paper Award last week at the International Semantic Web ...

  • 15 Oct 2015
    Peter Mika wins Semantic Web 10 Year impact award

    At the International Semantic Web Conference last week, Peter Mika has received the 10 Year Impact Award. This is the most prestigious award of the semantic web community, and is awarded to the Semantic Web paper ...

  • 15 Oct 2015
    TrimBot2020 project for Theo Gevers

    Theo Gevers from the UvA Informatics Institute has been granted funding for the Trimbot2020 project. He will conduct research in the field of 3D computer vision to develop a gardening robot that is able to ...

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Introducing the COMPAT project

    The COMPAT project is led by Alfons Hoekstra. The 3-year Horizon 2020 funded COMPAT project launched on 1 October 2015.

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Internship of two Innopolis researchers

    Dr. Rasheed Hussain and Dr. Junaid Ahsenali Chaudhry started their internship at SNE, in the context of a co-operation between Innopolis University (Kazan, Russia) and UvA. Rasheed Hussain is Assistant Professor and ...

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Funding for joint UvA, VUA, KNAW, Elsevier project

    Amsterdam Data Science enters into a new collaboration with Elsevier and KNAW. As part of the NWO Creative Industry program, NWO and Elsevier will jointly fund the Re-Search project, on searching research data sets.

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Launch MOOC on Business Process Management

    The first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Business Process Management will launch on 12 October 2015. Hajo Reijers of the VU participated as one of the lecturers.

  • 8 Oct 2015
    VU Researcher Cristiano Giuffrida wins Dennis M. Ritchie award

    Cristiano Giuffrida received the prestigious SIGOPS Dennis M. Ritchie award for the best PhD in computer systems worldwide for his thesis entitled 'Safe and Automatic Live Update'.

  • 1 Oct 2015
    Opening Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science

    On 25 September 2015 the Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science (NICAS) has been launched.

  • 1 Oct 2015
    Interview with Max Welling in 'Financieel Dagblad'

    On Saturday, 26 September 2015 an article written by Max Welling (Amlab) appeared in the 'Financieel Dagblad'. The article is the first of series of articles on 'The Power of Predictions'. It reports on the impact of ...

  • 1 Oct 2015
    New interim director of education of MSc Software Engineering

    As of 24 September 2015 Hans Dekkers (Lecturers Group) has been appointed interim director of education of MSc Software Engineering

  • 1 Oct 2015
    Amlab Video Club Sackler Colloquium

    On Wednesdays 12:30-13:30 we will jointly watch some of the video recordings of presentations given at the recent Sackler Colloquium 'Drawing Causal Inference from Big Data' of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • 29 Sep 2015
    Wanted: your ideas on the cyberinfrastructure at the New University (NU) building

    The New University building (NU, see link below) that is currently being constructed at the VU Campus will be the envisioned new home for the VU and UvA information sciences departments.

  • 29 Sep 2015
    New colleague: Gosia Migut

    Gosia Migut has joined Minor Programming as a lecturer Data Processing. Previously, she has been a researcher in the field of Visual Analytics.

  • 29 Sep 2015
    New colleague: Dick Heinhuis

    Dick Heinhuis started as lecturer at the Informatics Institute. His activities include: coordination of the bachelor thesis in Information Science and Information Studies Master's thesis, supervising bachelor and ...

  • 29 Sep 2015
    VU CS: LOD Laundromat awarded 3rd place in European LOD Award competition

    During the annual Semantics Conference in Vienna (Semantics Vienna 2015) the LOD Laundromat was awarded the 3rd place in the European LOD Award competition. The 1st place went to the OpenPHACTS organization.

  • 22 Sep 2015
    University of Amsterdam and Qualcomm open QUVA-lab

    By completing a jig-saw-puzzle during the official opening on 15 September 2015, University of Amsterdam’s President Dymph van den Boom and Qualcomm Senior Vice President Nagraj Kashyap marked the start of the new ...

  • 17 Sep 2015
    'Best new eScience service or project' award for Alexandru Uta

    We are proud to announce that during the 11th IEEE International Conference on eScience in Munich (31 August to 4 September 2015) Alexandru Uta was awarded for the 'Best new eScience service or project'. His research ...

  • 17 Sep 2015
    NRC Handelsblad interviews two AI BSc students

    Caitlin Lagrand and Houda Alberts, second year Artificial Intelligence BSc students, were interviewed by NRC Handelsblad.

  • 11 Sep 2015
    VU CS: New colleague: Banu Aysolmaz

    Banu Aysolmaz started as a post doc in the Business Informatics (BusI) group at the VU.

  • 10 Sep 2015
    New Management Team members

    The Informatics Institute welcomes two new members to the Management Team.

  • 8 Sep 2015
    Visitors: Thorsten Joachims, Tobias Schnabel and Adith Swaminathan

    The institute welcomes Thorsten Joachims, Tobias Schnabel and Adith Swaminathan as visitors.

  • 8 Sep 2015
    New colleagues ILPS

    Three new colleagues have joined ILPS.

  • 8 Sep 2015
    New colleagues QUVA-Lab

    The institute welcomes two new colleagues, Hendrik Heuer and Stratis Gavves, at the QUVA-Lab. The QUVA Lab is a joint research Lab focussed on advancing the state of the art in machine learning techniques for mobile ...

  • 8 Sep 2015
    New colleagues Computational Science Lab

    The institute welcomes two new colleagues, Louis Dijkstra and Vishnu Sivadasan, in the Computational Science Lab.

  • 8 Sep 2015
    UvA+VU: New colleague: Eva Kenny-Lowther

    Eva Kenny-Lowther has joined UvA+VU as Program Manager of the AAA DS project. Eva will collaborate closely with Frank van Harmelen and Maarten de Rijke.

  • 7 Sep 2015
    Max Welling publishes an article in het 'Financieel Dagblad'.

    Max Welling publishes an article in 'het Financieel Dagblad: Flexibel Werken en voor Ieder een Basisinkomen', Financieel Dagblad (22/8/2015). The article has been re-shared over 1000 times.

  • 3 Sep 2015
    Google Faculty Research Award for Evangelos Kanoulas

    Evangelos Kanoulas has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal 'Session-based Personalization: Analysis and Evaluation', to conduct research on personalizing search engine results on the basis ...

  • 20 Aug 2015
    VENI grant for Sebastian Altmeyer

    Sebastian Altmeyer was awarded a Veni grant by NWO on his proposal 'The time is now: Timing Verification for Safety-Critical Multi-Cores'.

  • 20 Aug 2015
    VU CS: IBM & VU sign agreement for use of IBM Watson Ecosystem

    Last week IBM and VU signed an agreement to provide access for the VU students and researchers to the IBM Watson Developer Cloud, as part of the IBM Watson Academic Initiative. This is an important step forward in ...

  • 20 Aug 2015
    Interview Max Welling in 'Financieel Dagblad'.

    Max Welling was quoted in the 'Financieel Dagblad (FD)' when he responds to the question if Computer Science plays an important role in Big Data Research. The article was written after the official opening of the ...

  • 17 Aug 2015
    RoboCup 2015

    At the RoboCup 2015 in China, UvA had a cooperation with the universities from Nagoya, Japan. Their team became 2nd in the Infrastructure competition from the Rescue Simulation League.