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Can your future be predicted? An intriguing question in that it asks about predicting ‘your’ future, rather than ‘the’ future. This could refer to tomorrow's weather where you are, or for example, to how your health will be in the near, or not so near, future. Or to your well-being in the urban environment where most of us live today. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Alfons Hoekstra will show that, within his field of Computational Science & Engineering, the question can be answered with a cautious ‘yes’.

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Date 17 January 2020
Time 16:00 - 17:00
Location Aula - Lutherse kerk
Portrait of UvA professor Alfons Hoekstra

Hoekstra will show what the minimum ingredients are to be able to do this, using examples from research in the UvA's Computational Science Lab. He will present research into health and illness, and work on a virtual physiological human, your digital twin. He will conclude by considering how Computational Science and AI/machine learning can help each other in making increasingly accurate predictions about the future.

Prof. A.G. Hoekstra, professor of Computational Science & Engineering: Can we predict your future?


This event is open to the public.

Aula - Lutherse kerk

Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam