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Results: 1 - 20 of 411
Results: 1 - 20 of 411
  • Toon Abcouwer elected president Special Interest Group Education of AIS
    28 Jan 2021
    As of 1 January 2021, UvA lecturer Toon Abcouwer has been elected President-Elect of the Special Interest Group Education of the AIS (Association for Information Systems). This year he is also Conference Chair of the ...
  • UvA Informatics Institute and Thales strengthen ESI open-innovation ecosystem
    25 Jan 2021
    The complexity of the systems produced by the high-tech industry is increasing. This is partly due to the expanding digitalisation of these systems. The high-tech industry is an important pillar for the competitive ...
  • Brains that remain
    4 Jan 2021
    There is a war for talent raging within the field of AI, with young researchers being lured away by big tech companies. Yet there are also talents who consciously choose an academic career. Two professors and two ...
  • Reducing the complexity of financial networks using network embeddings
    Towards new data driven methods for financial audits
    15 Dec 2020
    Recent accounting scandals, for example the Enron (2001) scandal, Petrobras (2014) scandal and the Wirecard (2019) scandal, emphasize the consequences of untrustworthy financial information. Yet, new data driven ...
  • Searching for depth in the conversation about technology
    14 Dec 2020
    At the beginning of March 2021, there is a big fuss among the more fanatical wing of CDA supporters. What is going on? Just before the Dutch Parliamentary elections, charismatic party leader Hugo de Jonge committed a ...
  • H2020 grant for TO_AITON project
    11 Dec 2020
    Dr Rick Quax of the Computational Science Lab and Dr Jos Bosch of the Department of Psychology received an H2020 grant of which they are work package leaders.
  • Master Student AI from UvA wins BEST PAPER AWARD at ECTA 2020
    10 Dec 2020
    Joeri Sleegers, freshly graduated from the Master AI at UvA, received the Best Research Paper Award at ECTA 2020.
  • Somaya Ben Allouch appointed professor by special appointment of Human-System Interaction for Health and Wellbeing
    8 Dec 2020
    Dr Somaya Ben Allouch (1979) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Human-System Interaction for Health and Wellbeing at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), with effect from 1 ...
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 ...