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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 ...