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
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 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 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 ...