Policy and infrastructure data at the 20th LCDS meeting

Government institutions make use of data science methods to process data on the economy and infrastructure. Researchers and policymakers came together at the LCDS meeting Big Data, Policy & Infrastructure to discuss their methods. Read more

Beeldherkenning op basis van Deep Learning

De afgelopen jaren is breed ingezet om de nieuwste methoden voor beeldherkenning uit te rollen in de glastuinbouw en open teelt. Met behulp van convolutionele neurale netwerken (Deep Learning) kunnen planten, vruchten en groenten in de kas of op het veld tot op pixel niveau worden geanalyseerd op klasse en…

Het belang van goed datamanagement

De standaard in Business Intelligence is momenteel het genereren van managementinformatie, en die koppelen aan de KPI’s van de organisatie om te zien of ze zijn behaald. Maar concurrentievoordeel ontstaat waar bedrijven leren voorspellen aan de hand van hun data. Masterdata op orde hebben, is essentieel voor datamanagement. Zorgvuldig datamanagement…

Researchers develop robot friend to support children

A team of researchers led by CWI will investigate the use of robots in order to emotionally support children that suffer from cancer. The robots must act as a personal, social friend for the children at times their parents cannot be around. The project ‘Improving Childhood Cancer Care when Parents…

Nanda Piersma Appointed Professor by Special Appointment Urban Analytics

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) Executive Board has appointed Nanda Piersma, Amsterdam Data Science Management Team, as professor by special appointment researching ‘Urban analytics’. Piersma’s appointment will start on 1 September 2017 and run for four years. ‘Urban Analytics’ will centre on big data analysis to provide a basis…

Save the date: 11 July launch of the first Academic Data Center by CBS and UG

Tuesday 11 July Sibrand Poppema, president of the and University of Groningen (UG), and Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi, director general Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will sign an agreement for the start of the first Academic Data Center. The Center will be hosted at the Center for Information Technology (CIT) of the University of…

Winnaars Nederlandse Data Science Prijzen bekend

Prijzen voor slimme oplossingen tegen dementie en verzekeringsfraude en voor optimalisatie van energieverbruik Haarlem, 8 juni 2017 – In het Hodshon Huis in Haarlem zijn vandaag de winnaars van de Nederlandse Data Science Prijzen bekendgemaakt. Quantib, dat met data dementie sneller kan diagnosticeren, won de Anthony Fokker Prijs voor start-ups.…

Wil van der Aalst krijgt hoogste Duitse wetenschapsprijs

TU/e-hoogleraar Wil van der Aalst krijgt in Duitsland een Alexander von Humboldt-professoraat. Dit is de hoogste Duitse wetenschapsprijs, en er is een bedrag van vijf miljoen euro mee gemoeid. Van der Aalst, die tot de meest geciteerde datawetenschappers wereldwijd behoort, krijgt aan de Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aken een…
Big Data Breakfast

Kick-off matchmaking stage- en afstudeeropdrachten tijdens Big Data Breakfast groot succes!

Donderdag 1 juni heeft de eerste Big Data Breakfast plaatsgevonden bij de Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. Tijdens deze ontbijtsessie pitchten 7 bedrijven hun big data vraagstuk om vervolgens in gesprek te gaan met studenten van de Haagse Hogeschool (HHS) over mogelijke oplossingen. De HHS studenten gaan de bedrijven helpen…

Student Designs Model to Detect Hacked Email Accounts

MEIKE NAUTA, A BUSINESS & IT STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, HAS DESIGNED A MODEL TO DETECT HACKED TWITTER ACCOUNTS. The system determines whether a tweet was sent by a hacker or by the actual owner of an account. The model is part of Ms Nauta’s Bachelor’s graduation research project.…

Save the date: UvA Data Science-dag 17 oktober 2017

Op dinsdag 17 oktober organiseert ICT Services in Casa 400 De UvA Data Science-dag. Tijdens deze dag wordt door experts uit het werkveld en door collega’s een overzicht gegeven van de ontwikkelingen en eigen ervaringen met data science. Benieuwd wat er op de UvA gebeurt met het gebruik van data?…

Working with datasets that are larger than the entire university

Radio telescope LOFAR maps the sky. It produces incredibly detailed images of the universe, involving vast amounts of data. Huub Röttgering, director of the Leiden Observatory, talks about the challenges of working with those enormous datasets. Read more
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Exploring the opportunities of big data in archaeology

‘Big data’ is currently a hot topic and it is extremely relevant for archaeology, as new digital methods and a data explosion are radically changing archaeological research. What exactly is big data and how can we apply new data science techniques in archaeology? This was the topic of the 19th…

Humanitarian Principles and Big Data

On Thursday, 18 May 2017, Prof. Andrej Zwitter gave a presentation on “Humanitarian Intelligence and Data Protection” at the European Parliament for a Workshop on “Data driven Life” for the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Ethics Advisory Group. The event was life streamed. A video recording of the session…
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Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences

We would like to inform you about a new online international peer-reviewed journal, the Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ). RDJ was founded by Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and is published by Brill. The journal allows researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to…

Smart Data, Smart City #3: ‘A Data Lab without Data’

The faculty of Urban Technology of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS or HvA) has a ‘data lab without data’. How does this work? Amsterdam Smart City’s partner AUAS, elaborated on their research for the city at Datalab on the 18th of May. Urban Technology focuses on technical innovation…

‘Mobile phone in 2035 as powerful as our brains’

Within 20 years, intelligent machines will play a major role in society. ‘Selfdriving cars will be 90% safer than human-driven cars and will change transportation globally,’ says artificial intelligence scientist Bart Selman of Cornell University. He gave the first Ada Lovelace lecture of the Leiden institute of computer science on…

More training in high performance computing available for scientists

SURFsara has been selected as one of 4 new PRACE Training Centres (PTCs). This enables us to carry out more training events in high performance computing, which will benefit scientists from both The Netherlands and surrounding regions. Read more

Nederland wereldleider in Data Science volgens een derde developers

Een derde van de developers vindt dat Nederland wereldwijd een leidende rol inneemt in Data Science. Dit blijkt uit onderzoek van recruitmentbureau Huxley IT. In dit onderzoek hebben 102 developers hun mening gegeven op de stelling ‘Nederland is wereldwijd toonaangevend op het gebied van Data Science’. 25 procent van de…

Utrecht Data School develops Data Ethics Decision Aid

In close cooperation with data analysts from the City of Utrecht, Aline Franzke and Dr Mirko Tobias Schäfer from the Utrecht Data School developed the Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA). The tool helps data analysts, project managers and policy makers to recognize ethical issues in data projects, data management and…
Machine Learning Revolutionizing Digital Enterprises

How Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Digital Enterprises

According to the prediction of IDC Futurescapes, two-thirds of global 2000 enterprises CEO’s will center their corporate strategy on digital transformation. A major part of the strategy should include machine-learning (ML) solutions. The implementation of these solutions could change how these enterprises view customer value and internal operating model today.…

DSSC COFUND call for PhD applications

The DSSC opens the call for applications for 10, 4-year PhD positions co-funded through the Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND action to under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme. The call is addressed to talented early stage researchers with a background in fields relevant to the DSSC such as mathematics,…
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Amsterdam, Eneco en KNVB dagen data-professionals uit

Concrete problemen oplossen met Data Challenges
 Amsterdam, Huizen, 24 april 2017 – In de week van 6 tot 9 juni vindt de Eerste Dutch Data Science Week plaats. Onderdeel van het programma zijn de data challenges. Hierbij vragen verschillende Nederlandse organisaties zoals de Gemeente Amsterdam, Eneco en de KNVB data-professionals…
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CWI and Databricks launch new collaboration

On April 25 2017, CWI and big data analytics and data science software company Databricks launched a new collaboration. The launch took place in the presence of Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs, at world’s largest annual technology trade fair, the Hannover Messe. Databricks opened a R&D center in Amsterdam earlier…
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New Collaboration between ADS & the Police: Het Politielab

Amsterdam Data Science Researchers will help the Police to get more information from seized mobiles and computers. The Police Lab, Het Politielab, is a collaboration between the Police and Amsterdam Data Science, a network organisation comprising the Amsterdam knowledge institutes: AUAS, CWI, UvA, VU. New computer technologies will be used to…
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Computermodel helpt bij vroegtijdig voorspellen van mycotoxinen in granen

RIKILT Wageningen University & Research ontwikkelt samen met een aantal Europese partners een elektronische toolbox waarmee de besmetting van mycotoxinen in graan vroegtijdig voorspeld kan worden. Toename mycotoxinen Door klimaatverandering zal waarschijnlijk een toename plaatsvinden van de besmetting van granen met mycotoxinen (giftige stoffen uit schimmels). Door deze groei vroegtijdig…
MRI analysemethode

Nieuwe analysemethode vergroot de mogelijkheden van MRI scans

Het maken van MRI scans en de interpretatie van de verkregen gegevens is vaak een tijdrovende bezigheid, waarbij het enigszins subjectieve oordeel van de specialist een belangrijke rol speelt. Onderzoekers van het Laboratorium voor Biofysica aan Wageningen University & Research en collega’s van onder andere Radboudumc in Nijmegen hebben een…
Algebraic Filter X-Ray

CWI Develops new Algebraic Filter for Reconstruction of X-Ray Images

CWI PhD student Linda Plantagie of the Computational Imaging research group has introduced a new algebraic filter for the use of reconstructing X-Ray images. A well-known application of reconstructed images is medical imaging with a CT-scanner, and it is also used in industrial and (bio)medical imaging. The filter developed by…
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Better Estimation of Financial Risks Possible with Maths

Due to the recent financial crisis, the requirements imposed on banks have been made stricter. Banks must model the credit risk of the counterparties now in their portfolios, for instance. A measure for this is the credit value adjustment (CVA): the difference between the value of a portfolio without credit…
UvA Bosch Deep Learning

UvA and Bosch Launch Joint Deep Learning Lab

Artificial intelligence is poised to fundamentally change our world: In the future, machines and devices will be capable of autonomously learning from experience and acting on this basis. The foundation for this is deep learning. UvA and Bosch will cooperate closely in this field by partnering in Delta Lab (Deep Learning…
Rockstart AI

Rockstart launches startup program on Artificial Intelligence

In September 2017, Rockstart will start a program on Artificial Intelligence to stimulate startups in this field. Those who are interested can subscribe from May onwards. Ten startups will be selected by Rockstart for a six-month intensive Accelerator Program to prepare them for global scaling. The startups will be hosted…
Big Data Health

DATA2PERSON – Big Data & Health

Consortiums of academics and public/private parties can apply for funding for the development of effective, efficient, and responsible personal empowerment methods that promote a healthy society in the future. Purpose With this call for the COMMIT2DATA programme, NWO, ZonMW, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs stimulate big data Research (Data…
Network Analysis

How can network analysis lead to a new way of studying court decisions?

Gijs van Dijck is a young professor of Private Law at Maastricht University. For the last six months, he has been working with Dafne van Kuppevelt, eScience Research Engineer at the eScience Center, on the project “Case Law Analytics”. The aim is to develop a technology that assists the legal…

Big Data Alliance Member meeting – April 7

On April 7, Academia and Industry came together in Zoetermeer for the second Big Data Alliance member meeting. More than 65 leading minds listened to presentations, shared their vision during a panel session and enjoyed a drink in the Big Data Innovatiehub. After a brief session where the results of the BDA…
Blockchain coalitie

Nationale Blockchain Coalitie Presenteert Actieagenda

Minister Kamp van Economische Zaken nam vandaag de actieagenda van de Nationale Blockchain Coalitie in ontvangst. De agenda is een initiatief van ruim twintig organisaties uit de logistieke, energie- en financiële sector, alsmede overheden en kennisinstellingen, waaronder TNO. Met deze agenda wil Nederland internationaal voorloper worden in de toepassing van…
Metabolomics Implementation Network launched for fair data

Metabolomics Implementation Network launched for fair data

On 10 March 2017, Professor Karel Luyben (TU Delft) welcomed the ‘Metabolomics GO FAIR Implementation Network’ as community initiative to start the European Open Science Cloud. The network aims to implement the FAIR data principles in the field of metabolomics in Europe. Help for scientists This network will help scientists…
Thousands of images of frozen bacteria

Thousands of images of frozen bacteria

How do bacteria sense and adapt to their environment? Ariane Briegel, Professor of Ultrastructural Biology, is intrigued by this question. Using new techniques, she produces three-dimensional images of bacteria that provide us with new clues about their sensory system. Have you always been interested in bacteria? ‘Actually, no. When I…
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FM.nl: Zo verandert kunstmatige intelligentie onze werkvloer

Kunstmatige intelligentie is steeds minder toekomstmuziek, en steeds meer realiteit. De meeste bedrijven zien AI als essentieel voor concurrentievermogen en transformatieve ontwikkeling. 68 procent van bedrijven zet kunstmatige intelligentie (artificial intelligence of ‘AI’) in voor IT-taken, maar 70 procent denkt dat grootste impact van AI in 2020 buiten het IT-domein…
Future energy

The eScience Center and NWO-Shell join forces for future energy

Future energy requires innovative solutions. Current energy developments are advanced by scientific research on geoscience, wind and solar energy, multiphase flows, computational chemistry and material sciences. The eScience Center and NWO-Shell’s Computational Sciences for Energy Research programme (CSER) are joining forces to support this research by opening a joint call…
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FM.nl: Hoe kunnen bedrijven meer data-driven worden?

Het bewustzijn dat het benutten van data een belangrijke concurrentiefactor is – of zelfs een product zelf – beseffen bedrijven. Toch gaat het niet zo snel met de ontwikkeling. Hoe komt dat? En wat kunnen bedrijven doen om die slag nu snel te gaan maken? Drie specialisten geven hun visie…

How is data changing the pharmaceutical industry?

In one form or another, talk about data has rippled through the life sciences industry for years, rising and falling like the peaks and troughs of a long-wave radio transmission. At first, the term ‘big data’ commanded the attention of executives and management consultants everywhere, coinciding with the growing ubiquity…

Seventh International Business Process Intelligence Challenge (BPIC’17)

In this challenge, sponsored by Minit and Celonis, we provide participants with a real-life event log, and we ask them to analyze these data using whatever techniques available, focusing on one or more of the process owner’s questions or proving other unique insights into the process captured in the event…
Football Analytics

Football Analytics: Finding patters in passing behavior

Passing is the backbone of soccer and forms the basis of important decisions made by managers and owners; such as buying players, picking offensive or defensive strategies or even defining a style of play. These decisions can be supported by analyzing how a player performs and how his style affects…
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CWI & DATABRICKS: BIG DATA IN AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam wants to play a leading international role in the development of data science research. In Big Data Amsterdam, Financieele Dagblad journalist Job Woudt interviews Amsterdam Data Science researchers on the functioning of the ecosystem where companies and knowledge institutions in Amsterdam collaborate in the area of Big Data. Peter…
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Big data als bron waardecreatie

Door de digitalisering van de samenleving, vooral door de opkomst van social media en het toegenomen gebruik van mobiele apparaten, zijn er steeds meer data ontstaan. Ter illustratie: in de eerste tweeduizend jaar van de mensheid werd vijf gigabyte aan informatie geproduceerd. In 2010 was dezelfde hoeveelheid data binnen twee…

Slim boeren heeft de toekomst, maar wie is verantwoordelijkheid voor veilige data?

In het digitale boerenbedrijf wordt straks zelfs de koe aan het internet gekoppeld (FD, 8 februari 2016) biedt een interessante inkijk in de nabije toekomst van de veehouderij en de mogelijkheden en consequenties van sensortechnologie voor deze sector. Er vindt steeds meer uitwisseling van data plaats tussen alle schakels in…

Big data on a small scale

Mirjam van Reisen favours big data built up from local inputs in developing countries and suitable for local use. The new Professor of Computing for Society at Leiden’s Faculty of Science connects data science with development sociology. Inaugural lecture 10 March. Ebola outbreak In her lecture Van Reisen will talk…

Adaptive biofeedback: the data-driven future of pro soccer

The mental stress experienced by soccer players may negatively influence their playing performance. Excessive tension of the player can result in various emotional problems, such as loss of composure, aggression, anger, regression and fear, and it can put players at a higher risk of injury due to the decreased response…
OpenML

OpenML

Machine learning is becoming increasingly important in data-driven science. However, it is sometimes hard to know which algorithms to use, and how to use them correctly. [OpenML.org] is a platform to easily share machine learning datasets, algorithms, models, and experiments. On the website, you can browse thousands of datasets, and see…
Bounce Backathon

JADS team wins Bounce Backathon with app that combats loneliness

Using data to create an innovative and useable solution that helps people break out of their social isolation is what the winning team – with JADS students – managed to do during the Bounce Backathon, the hackathon for social resilience. In a 24-hour period during the weekend of 10 –…

So I wanted to be a Research Software Engineer

Rewind to 2008. I loved science. I loved technology. I wanted to combine the two worlds. However, looking back, I must admit: It ain’t easy being a developer of scientific software (a.k.a. research software engineer) and a scientist at the same time. In this blogpost, I am sharing the biggest…

SURFsara and Intel to collaborate on deep learning

Intel and SURFsara will work together to harness the power of Intel’s new CPU architectures for deep learning. This will enable SURFsara to support researchers to train and develop more accurate and powerful models with neural networks that are more complex and on data sets that are larger than the…
Big Data Statistics

Big data cannot do without statistics

Data science and statistics are closely linked, says Spinoza Prize winner and Stochastics professor Aad van der Vaart. We talk with him about the big data hype, genome research and collaboration with other disciplines. ‘Statistics helps wherever data is not perfect.’   Read full interview
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CWI and Google announce first collision for Industry Security Standard SHA-1

On Thursday 23 February 2017, researchers at the Dutch research institute CWI and Google jointly announced that they have broken the SHA-1 internet security standard in practice. This industry standard is used for digital signatures and file integrity verification, which secure credit card transactions, electronic documents, GIT open-source software repositories and…
Dutch Data Science Week

Eerste Dutch Data Science Week in juni

Nieuw initiatief biedt ondernemers en Data Scientists platform voor inspiratie, innovatie en ontwikkeling Datatoepassingen spelen in toenemende mate een rol in ons dagelijks leven. Vrijwel iedere organisatie zoekt dan ook naar manieren om waarde uit die data te halen. De aandacht voor het vakgebied Data Science is hierdoor snel toegenomen,…
Sharing personal data for health

Sharing personal data for health

Comparing individual health data with group data allows doctors to give personalised advice and patients to learn from one another’s experiences. Wessel Kraaij, Professor of Applied Data Analytics, shows how personal data can have a valuable predictive function. Anyone visiting a doctor will generally receive treatment that has been shown…

Big Data Survey Report Available

Big Data Survey is the national research of the use of Big Data at Dutch Organizations. The research offers organizations an independent insight in trends and developments in the field of data applications. By understanding the developments within different organizations and industries, organizations are capable of taking better decisions. Over…

PyData Amsterdam – Call for Proposals now open

For the second consecutive year, PyData Amsterdam takes place. This year, the conference will be held on April 8 and 9. in 2016, over 300 Python enthusiasts gathered at UnderCurrent in Amsterdam. This year, the conference will be hosted by Booking.com. The Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open, and will…
Big Data landbouw

Big Data in landbouw geeft antwoord op uitdagingen

De landbouwsector heeft een flinke uitdaging: meer produceren met minder grondstoffen en minder nadelige effecten voor maatschappij en milieu. Smart farming en big data worden vaak genoemd als middelen om dit doel te bereiken. Wat kan Big Data landbouw betekenen? ‘Interventies optimaal uitvoeren op het juiste moment, op de juiste plek…

Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND grant for DSSC

The Center for Data Science and Systems Complexity (DSSC) at the Faculty of Science and Engineering in Groningen has been offered a Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND grant. The COFUND actions are awarded to regional, national and international programmes for research training and career development that involve international mobility. With this…
ADS & Insight

New Collaboration Agreement for ADS & Insight

On 13 February 2017, ADS & Insight Centre for Data Analytics (Ireland) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This five year agreement is designed to develop a greater understanding between the two Data Science organisations and to cooperate in academic areas including staff and student exchange, joint research and training. The Insight Centre for…
Open Science

Ambities op terrein open science in stroomversnelling

Vandaag overhandigt NWO, samen met 9 andere partijen, het Nationaal Plan Open Science aan staatssecretaris Sander Dekker van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap. Het plan is een volgende stap in het realiseren van vrije toegang tot alle wetenschappelijke artikelen en optimaal hergebruik van onderzoeksdata. NWO is al zeer actief op terrein…
Huawei and SURFsara

Huawei and SURFsara join forces for ICT innovation in Smart Healthcare and Smart Energy

Huawei and SURFsara announce their strategic partnership for stimulating ICT-technology innovations in the fields of Smart Healthcare and Smart Energy that will benefit society and a sustainable economy. Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for this collaboration has been signed.   Cutting-edge technologies The innovations in this partnership will be…
Leadership Challenges with Big Data

Professionals complete new Leadership Challenges with Big Data programme at RSM

Professionals in data science and business analytics from various industries completed the first run of the eight-day Leadership Challenges with Big Data programme at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). In company teams, the professionals learned how to conquer leadership challenges with big data through company questions and data sets,…
LIACS Business Event

LIACS Business Event: Unexpected data are good for business

Data play an important role in any organization. More and more data are available about products, about production processes and about customers. At the annual LIACS Business Event on Wednesday 18 January, the central message was how to find irregularities in Big Data, and how it can help you to…
Smart city

Designing a smart city together

How can we make clever use of new technologies to improve quality of life in cities? The answer is in the NL Smart City Strategy, which Mark Rutte officially received on January 25th. Three professors from Leiden University – Carolien Rieffe, Joost Kok and Wessel Kraaij – gave advice. ‘A…
JADS

First JADS seminar debates killing people

Is it guns that kill people? Or is it people who kill people? This was one of the philosophical dilemmas posed by Frank Buytendijk, guest speaker at the first JADS seminar. Frank is a fellow at Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, and he was there to prompt…
Arrow

Bart van Rheenen van Arrow over zijn bezoek aan de BDA partner meeting

Bart van Rheenen van Arrow was onlangs aanwezig bij de Big Data Alliance partner meeting. Lees hieronder de blog van Bart en bekijk zijn video voor een impressie. Hoe VAR’s bedrijven helpen waarde uit data te halen Big data wordt steeds belangrijker in zowel de private als publieke sector. Vorig jaar…
Urban Technology

HvA Urban Technology

De wereld staat voor een periode van toenemende verstedelijking. In 2050 woont 80% van de wereldbevolking in steden. De Hogeschool van Amsterdam biedt met het Urban Technology programma antwoorden op de vraagstukken die dit met zich meebrengt. Want hoe blijf je als stad toegankelijk als de ruimte steeds schaarser wordt?…
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2017: data science comes of age

As traditional at the start of the new year, many are taking the opportunity to propose some predictions for how 2017 might unfold. The independent innovation charity Nesta has boldly published ten predictions for trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs that it believes will dominate the year ahead. The Nesta predictions…
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Big data in de melkveehouderij; hoe zit dat eigenlijk?

Door: Claudia Kamphuis Automatisatie en digitalisatie vindt steeds vaker en steeds sneller plaats in onze samenleving. Dit gebeurt ook bij beroepsgroepen waar je het misschien niet direct zou verwachten. De melkveehouderij is zo’n beroepsgroep. Van oudsher bekend (en berucht) vanwege vroeg opstaan, koeien melken en op de trekker zitten. En dit…
Alexander Rinnooy Kan

Alexander Rinnooy Kan over Big Data Alliance in de Telegraaf

Voordat hij carrière maakte in bedrijfsleven en politiek, was Alexander Rinnooy Kan (1949) hoogleraar operations research. Vele omzwervingen later komt deze kennis van pas nu hij voorman is van de Big Data Alliance. Lees het complete interview met Alexander Rinnooy Kan bij de Telegraaf.

EU grant for Bart Custers

The European Commission has granted budget for the project e-SIDES (ethical and societal implications of data science). Dr. Bart Custers, associate professor and head of research at eLaw, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies, has written the proposal with two partner organizations within the EU Horizon 2020 framework program.…
Sport Analytics

The Netherlands-Brazil: 1-1

The Sport Data Center wants to unravel the secrets of Dutch and Brazilian football, together with a diverse group of partners. Furthermore, the consortium will in both countries measure the health risks that arise from being bound to a wheelchair. Two projects together Coming years, Leiden data scientists will start…
Sifting through data the smart way

Sifting through data the smart way

We produce more data than ever before, and researchers gather more and more information. That data contains a wealth of insights and new possibilities. But how do you extract them? In Leiden, statistics and information science come together in innovative multidisciplinary research. Read more in the Data Science research dossier.…
Big data in archaeology

From scarcity to abundance: big data in archaeology

Big Data in Archaeology is going digital. Is that a recent development? ‘Not entirely. In archaeology we’ve been using quantitative techniques, such as statistics, and computers since the 1960s. But recently, we’ve come to a point where the entire workflow of archaeological research – from acquiring data to analysis, visualisation…
Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Subsidie voor onderzoek naar Big Data en een gezonde leefstijl

Twee onderzoeken op het gebied van big data, gezondheid en sport waarbij de Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) partner is, zijn gehonoreerd door de NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). In beide projecten wordt de bijdrage onderzocht die digitale middelen en apps kunnen spelen bij het stimuleren van een actieve levensstijl.…
Nederlandse Data Science Prijzen

Science and Business Come Together at Dutch Data Science Awards

Renowned Mathematician Alexander Rinnooy Kan Presents Award to Industry Leaders Haarlem, January 13, 2017 – The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) and the Big Data Alliance (BDA) are presenting the Dutch Data Science Awards for the first time this year. With this initiative, the organizers want to put the…

Worden we in 2017 nog voorspelbaarder?

Mensen zijn kuddedieren. Zelfs mensen die zichzelf speciaal vinden. Als we tot een clubje behoren, zien we er ook vaak hetzelfde uit. Met parels, rode broeken en Range Rovers of tatoeages, baardjes en kekke laarsjes; het maakt niet uit. En als je tot een bepaald clubje behoort, ben je gemakkelijk…

How smart data can lead to serendipitous discovery

Experts from academia and industry are working together to make data search smarter and easier for scientists With advanced imaging technology, it is possible to record the activity of 100,000 individual neurons in a live zebrafish larva; just 30 minutes of footage produces 1 terabyte of data. Biology – like…
Onderzoek JADS & KvK

Helft mkb ziet kansen in (big) data, maar toepassing blijft probleem

Onderzoek KvK en Jheronimus Academy of Data Science De ene helft van het mkb (44%) ziet een (grote) kans in (big) data, terwijl de andere helft (49%) geen relevantie ziet voor hun eigen bedrijf. Gebrek aan tijd, geld, kennis en ervaring zijn de belangrijkste redenen waarom het mkb die kansen…

French-German cooperation to accelerate the digital transformation of Economy

In light of an increasing digitalization and the resulting requirements, European industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Without a doubt, the digital transformation of industry demands cooperation at all levels: between companies, industries and institutions, across national borders and across the respective emerging digital platforms. The cooperation with top universities worldwide…

Op bezoek bij BNR – Bedrijven azen op Big Data studenten

Gister werd Hoogleraar Creatief Ondernemerschap en Directeur Valorisatie Onderzoek JADS Arjan van den Born geinterviewd door BNR. Uitzending gemist? Lees het artikel of Luister terug

NWO/NSF grant for improving household IoT privacy decisions

Internet-connected devices (IoT) in our homes can support us in smart ways: your lighting system automatically creates the right atmosphere when you arrive home from work and your smart fridge let your alarm system know you are on holiday so it should turn on. These devices use a lot of…

iTanks Live op dinsdag: Big Data in de industrie!

Afgelopen ochtend hebben wij ons met iTanks Live op dinsdag verdiept in de Big Data binnen de industrie. In een interactieve sessie met een select gezelschap onderzochten wij hoe Big Data de haven gaat veranderen. Hierbij werd onder andere een praktijk case gegeven door Vopak en kregen wij achtergrond informatie…

Eight new eScience projects to start in 2017

We are pleased to announce the initiation of eight new projects in the areas of Environment & Sustainability, Life Sciences & eHealth, Humanities & Social Sciences, Physics & Beyond and Disruptive Computer & Data Science. The projects are the result of the 2016 ASDI ( Accelerating Scientific Discovery) and DTEC…

Collaboration with Wuhan, China

Earlier this year, Amsterdam Data Science signed a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of a major university, Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), and three hospitals in Wuhan, China. All of these hospitals have full electronic medical health records and are very motivated to collaborate with high-calibre data…

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science

De toenemende digitalisering levert veel data op. Data die we kunnen gebruiken om de kwaliteit van leven en economie te verbeteren. Video JADS Er is in Brabant een stijgende vraag naar dataspecialisten. Het tekort is een rem op economische groei en het voorzien in deze vraag betekent een economische…

Carolien Rieffe bij Sleutelstad over het ‘Slimste project van Nederland’

Hoogleraar ontwikkelingspsychologie Carolien Rieffe vertelt in de uitzending van Science071 op 12 oktober bij Sleutelstad FM over gedrag van kleuters op het speelplein. Dit onderzoek won onlangs de publieksprijs voor het ‘Slimste project van Nederland’. In het onderzoek krijgen kleuters tijdens het buitenspelen sensoren opgespeld om hun positie te registreren.…

Van den Herik: ‘In 2030 zullen computers rechtspreken’

Leidse hoogleraar juridische informatica Jaap van den Herik laat in een interview met Mr. weten dat hij ervan overtuigd is dat ‘tussen 2030 en 2040 […] computers het merendeel van de vonnissen voor hun rekening nemen.’ Al in 1991 voorspelde van den Herik tijdens zijn inaugurele rede dat computers recht zouden…

Leidse onderzoekers op BNR over robots en liefde

Wat gebeurt er als robots verliefd worden? Over dat onderwerp werden de Leidse wetenschappers Jaap van den Herik (Leiden Centre of Data Science) en Mariska Kret (Psychologie) bevraagd door BNR Nieuwsradio. Het BNR-programma De Nieuwe Wereld brengt veranderingen in kaart die ontstaan door innovatie en digitalisering. In de uitzending over robotliefde…

Machine learning predicts preferences

Cláudio de Sá predicted the preferences of people using rankings. He adjusted ‘classical’ machine learning approaches, making them suitable for predicting preferences. His work can be applied in the prediction of election results. PhD defence on 16 December. Preferences as ranking Preferences can be seen as rankings – something we…

Researchers learn to make their work more reproducible at COS workshop

How can we increase the openness and reproducibility of quantitative research? This was the central theme of a workshop on openness and reproducibility, organised by the Center for Open Science (COS) on 2 November 2016. The workshop, which took place at the Snellius Building, was attended by students and professional research…

Digging up new information from ancient Chinese texts

How were ideas about politics and society distributed in ancient China? Hilde De Weerdt, Professor of Chinese History, investigates this using new digital methods. We speak with her about networks, big data and digital humanities. Since the eighties, China has been at the forefront when it comes to digitisation of…

Blind Late Fusion in Multimedia Event Retrieval

One of the challenges in Multimedia Event Retrieval is the integration of data from multiple modalities. A modality is defined as a single channel of sensory input, such as visual or audio. We also refer to this as data source. Previous research has shown that the integration of different data…

Automated detection of white matter hyperintensities of all sizes in cerebral small vessel disease

Purpose: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are seen on FLAIR-MRI in several neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinsonism, stroke and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). WMHs are often used as biomarkers for prognosis or disease progression in these diseases, and additionally longitudinal quantification of WMHs is used to evaluate therapeutic…

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science officially opened by her Majesty Queen Máxima

Thursday December 1, 2016 the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science was officially opened by her Majesty Queen Máxima. Review the live-blog and live-stream to get a full impression of the day…   Check out the live-blog with all highlights of the opening

Digitale data proeftuin van SmartPort en Portbase helpt bij haveninnovaties

ROTTERDAM, 25 november 2016 – SmartPort, het kennisinstituut van de Rotterdamse haven, heeft Portbase benaderd om mee te werken aan de ontwikkeling van The Data SandBoXX. Het systeem moet data gaan ontsluiten voor research ter verbetering van logistieke processen. Universiteiten en onderzoeksinstituten als TNO kunnen met de beschikbare data werken…

Slimme treinrails tegen winterleed

Met Maplese, platform voor IoT, is ProRail in staat om snel live data van sensoren van wissel-verwarming systemen te verbinden met het internet en deze te combineren met data van weerstations die “spoorse” weersomstandigheden registreren en visualiseren op een kaart. Hierdoor worden treinvervoerders sneller gewaarschuwd voor problemen met vorst, sneeuw…