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Results: 21 - 40 of 341
  • 1 Oct 2019
Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems
    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
    Anthi Symeonidou best poster award
    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
Life Sciences
    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
    “The Great Floating Point Wave” in homage to Hokusai’s “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”
    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
    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
    Robot thinking with mathematic formulas in the background
    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
    UvA Regional Identity on Human Migration
    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
    New technologies
    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
    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
    Rik Helwegen
    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 ...

  • 8 Jul 2019
    Climate data statistics
    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
    Maarten van Someren
    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
    Birth of Artificial Intelligence
    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
    Leonardo - Mona Lisa (polygonized)
    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 en Kepler bij winnaars Academic Startup Competition 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.