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Results: 1 - 20 of 378
  • 9 Jul 2020
    AI Students find fatal flaw in famous study on Traveling salesman problem

    'Basically, it's a skewed distribution, a particular mean, a roundoff error and a specific algorithm, all coming together at a very unfortunate intersection,' says Daan van den Berg. The traveling salesman problem ...

  • 8 Jul 2020
    Paola Grosso new director Graduate School of Informatics

    Paola Grosso has succeeded Andy Pimentel as director of the Graduate School of Informatics from 1 June. Paola about her new position: ‘We have very successful Master’s programmes with enthusiastic lecturers and ...

  • 6 Jul 2020
    Municipality, VU and UvA open lab for social AI

    The Civic AI Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between the City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Mayor and Executive Board of the City of Amsterdam have approved ...

  • 1 Jul 2020
    Informatics Institute and ILLC discuss the educational landscape

    On Friday 26th of June, members of the Informatics Institute and ILLC met virtually to discuss the educational landscape.

  • 1 Jul 2020
    Collaboration between Masters AI and CLS leads to GECCO-publication

    The course of Heuristics in Minor Programmeren has brought a series of fruitful spinoffs, among which a most recent collaboration between Reitze Jansen (master artificial intelligence) and Yannick Vinkesteijn (master ...

  • 29 Jun 2020
    AI4Science Lab sets out to take scientific data analysis to the next level

    The organization has been set up, the research programme established and PhD students appointed: the new AI4Science Laboratory is ready for take-off. A virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July celebrates the ...

  • 25 Jun 2020
    AI Master Student Igor Pejic publishes at GECCO

    Almost graduated from the Master AI, student Igor Pejic is to present the first half of his thesis at GECCO, a highly regarded conference on optimization techniques.

  • 25 Jun 2020
    Damien Fleur received the Best Short Paper Award

    PhD student Damien Fleur and his supervisors received the Best Short Paper Award at the Intelligent Tutoring Systems conference (ITS2020) last Friday (June 13th) for their paper "Learning Analytics Dashboard for ...

  • 19 Jun 2020
    The UvA concludes construction contract for LAB42

    The UvA has now entered into a contract with a construction consortium to build LAB42. As such, it is anticipated that the first pile will be driven into the ground in August 2020 and that the building will be ready ...

  • 16 Jun 2020
    Marcel Worring appointed professor of Multimedia Analytics

    Prof. Marcel Worring (1965) has been appointed professor of Multimedia Analytics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam.

  • 9 Jun 2020
    EU subsidy to achieve energy efficiency using approximate computing

    Parallel Computing Systems (PCS) led by Andy Pimentel (Informatics Institute) receives 265K€ as partner of the EU H2020 APROPOS (Approximate Computing for Power and Energy Optimisation) Innovative Training Networks ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Kick off workshop of AI4Science Lab on 8 July

    The AI4Science Lab is organizing a virtual kick-off workshop on Wednesday 8 July to mark the occasion that the Lab is now fully operational. The workshop aims to bring junior and expert researchers together that ...

  • 26 May 2020
    Systems and Networking Lab divides to grow

    The Systems and Networking Lab (SNE) is divided into three new research groups. Now the researchers can focus even better on their own field of research.

  • 26 May 2020
    Multiscale systems that make a difference

    Paola Grosso, chair of the group: ‘Our digital future will encompass even larger data flows and more complex applications then what we have today. How will the systems and the internet of tomorrow look like? This is ...

  • 26 May 2020
    Extra-functional behaviour of computer systems in full glory

    Andy Pimentel, chair of the group: ‘Our research in the combination of extra-functional behaviour and parallel systems on one chip or one machine is unique in The Netherlands, and even beyond.’

  • 26 May 2020
    Market places to share data in a trustable and transparent way

    Cees de Laat, chair of the group: ‘The market places for sharing data that we develop are similar to Netflix. You rent a movie, but you can’t just pass the movie on to someone else.’

  • 19 May 2020
    Three UvA researchers receive grants from Science Diplomacy Fund

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is awarding funding to three UvA projects from the new Science Diplomacy Fund. The projects are led by Michael Kemper (European Studies), Valeria ...

  • 13 May 2020
    Thomas Kipf Awarded Doctorate Cum Laude

    UvA - Informatics Institute PhD student Thomas Kipf received his PhD cum laude after the first ever PhD defence in the Amsterdam Data Science community to take place entirely online.

  • 13 May 2020
    AI master student Joeri Sleegers publishes work on the Hamiltonian cycle problem

    A direct extract from Joeri Sleegers' master's thesis, a paper entitled "Propagation & Hard Hamiltonian Graphs" was published on the EvoSTAR-conference, which was held completely online in April 2020.

  • 30 Apr 2020
    AI-BSc Marleen de Jonge publishes work on evolutionary algorithms at EvoStar

    Marleen de Jonge has published a part of her BSc-thesis, even before finishing the project, as a Late Breaking Abstract on the top-knotch conference EvoStar2020.