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Results: 1 - 20 of 405
  • First official sponsor of ELLIS
    3 Dec 2020
    The Amsterdam ELLIS unit has secured a gold sponsorship from Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
  • Paola Grosso Photo Monique Kooijmans
    Humainer AI proposal awarded
    3 Dec 2020
    The proposal 'a HUman and Mathematical Approach to Implementing and Navigating Explainable and Responsible AI' from Paola Grosso has been awarded in the NWO multidisciplinary call Artificial Intelligence Responsible Use.
  • Young Talent awards for five UvA students
    30 Nov 2020
    On November 30, five UvA students received a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros from the Royal Holland Society of Sciences (KHMW).
  • 20 years Faculty of Science: The past, present and future of Mathematics
    30 Nov 2020
    On a sunny day, the benches are dragged out of the loft of the study association and people spend the afternoon in the sun thinking about mathematical problems and, towards the end of the evening, having increasingly ...
  • Dance events visitors exhibit movement patterns that show traces of our human hunter-gatherer ancestors
    24 Nov 2020
    Scientists from the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Advanced Study and Informatics Institute investigated movement patterns of visitors of a large dance event in a football stadium in Amsterdam. In Physica A ...
  • Methods known from climate science can make Covid-19 models more robust
    19 Nov 2020
    How reliable are the computer models that governments use to decide which measures they should take to control the Covid-19 pandemic? A team led by chemist and computer scientist Peter Coveney put the British model ...
  • Andy Pimentel appointed professor of Embedded Computer Systems
    17 Nov 2020
    Dr Andy Pimentel (1969) has been appointed professor of Embedded Computer Systems at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Science.
  • Joeri Sleegers wins Best Paper Award at ECTA2020
    12 Nov 2020
    Joeri Sleegers has won the Best Paper award at ECTA, the International Conference on Evolutionary Computing Theory, for his paper entitled: Looking for the Hardest Hamiltonian Cycle Problem Instances.
  • Sindy Löwe wins KNVI Thesis Prize for Informatica and Informatiekunde
    10 Nov 2020
    Artificial Intelligence alumnus Sindy Löwe has become the winner of the KNVI Thesis Prize for Informatica and Informatiekunde. She receives the prize of 3000 euros for her thesis entitled "Greedy InfoMax for ...
  • Efstratios Gavves receives NWO Vidi grant
    4 Nov 2020
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants to ten researchers from the UvA and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA, part of Amsterdam UMC). One of the recipients is Dr. ...
  • 20 years Faculty of Science: the past, present and future of Informatics
    3 Nov 2020
    Washing machines, refrigerators, traffic lights, more complex systems such as cars or planes and even musical greeting cards – while our first association with computer chips might be our laptop or smartphone, they ...
  • ‘We look at whether education policy really contributes to equality of opportunity’
    3 Nov 2020
    Unfortunately, our society is not yet free of inequality and discrimination. When you develop artificial intelligence in such an environment, you have to be careful that algorithms do not copy this inequality. UvA ...
  • UvA to accelerate data-driven research with new Data Science Centre
    26 Oct 2020
    The University of Amsterdam will launch a new Data Science Centre (DSC) to help increase the innovation, diffusion and cross pollination of data science across all faculties.
  • AI image recognition: Driving our cars, keeping us healthy, protecting our public spaces
    20 Oct 2020
    The past decade has seen great strides taken in the field of image recognition in video content. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have given us systems that can ‘watch’ video clips and identify activities ...
  • Amsterdam coalition publishes special AI edition in New Scientist
    15 Oct 2020
    To highlight the importance of AI to a broader public, the Amsterdam coalition ‘AI technology for people’ has published a special AI edition in the October issue of the popular science magazine New Scientist. The ...
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration leads to ICCC-publication
    14 Oct 2020
    “The concept of paintings-from-polygons is quite simple” says Redouane Dahmani, master student AI, “just take a stack of overlapping semi-transparent polygons, and try to arrange them so that they look like a famous ...
  • Robot Pepper gives go-ahead for construction LAB42
    13 Oct 2020
    Friday, 9 October, Robot Pepper gave the official go-ahead for the construction of LAB42. A live stream showed how Pepper, a future resident of the RoboLab in LAB42, symbolically put the pile driver into operation. ...
  • Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez appointed Professor of AI and Health
    8 Oct 2020
    Dr Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez has been appointed Professor of AI and Health at the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Sennay Ghebraeb in VPRO Tegenlicht
    7 Oct 2020
    Sennay Ghebreab participates in the VPRO Tegenlicht documentary "The post-racism planet".
  • Joeri Sleegers publishes work at ECTA'20
    7 Oct 2020
    Joeri Sleegers' fourth paper, entitled “Looking for the Hardest Hamiltonian Cycle Problem Instances” will be published at ECTA’20.