‘Behaviour comes to us in big data’

Jurist Gineke Wiggers wants to predict the expected impact of legal articles. Carel Stolker, Rector of the University and, like Wiggers, a legal specialist, is enthusiastic about the research. ‘A big data project like this will help us establish the effect of our work on society.’ Read more

Tweets contain valuable information for boosting tourism

Tourists’ tweets are different from city residents’ tweets, realised Dr Tobias Brandt of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Away from their usual surroundings, tourists attach more photos and extra information to their posts. Analysing this information can yield valuable insights about the city’s hotspots and why tourist flock to them,…

Rappers more educated than pop artists? – A text-mining analysis

DKE student Thomas Vrancken uses text-mining to prove that the vocabulary of rappers is significantly richer than that of pop music artists. In his project ‘Sentiment, Emotion & Vocabulary Analysis on Music Lyrics’ from the course Information Retrieval and Text Mining from the department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering,…

‘Data science enables us to develop new tools’

PhD students Alex Brandsen and Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart are both doing a project within Leiden University’s Data Science research programme. The are introducing terms like ‘text mining’ and ‘advanced machine learning’ into archaeology. ‘These techniques will make archaeology more efficient and cheaper.’ Read more
Scyfer

Qualcomm takes over Scyfer

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies announced that they take over the artificial intelligence specialist company Scyfer. This is evidenced by a press release published by Qualcomm, the parent company of Qualcomm Technologies. Read more
Wil van der Aalst

‘Nederland heeft een lakse houding’

Wil van der Aalst De pionier in data-analyse vertrekt naar Aken, waar hij miljoenen krijgt voor zijn onderzoek. „Nederland moet z’n best doen tophoogleraren te houden.” Het begon met een algoritme van acht regels lang. Wil van der Aalst (51), hoogleraar informatiesystemen aan de TU in Eindhoven, schreef het rond…
Conquering challenges through Smart Farming

Conquering challenges through Smart Farming

The agricultural sector is facing a huge challenge: to produce more crops using fewer resources while reducing any negative effects on society and the environment. Smart Farming and Big Data are often seen as ways to achieve this goal, but how can they benefit agriculture? “Realising interventions at the right…
Algorithm

Frank van Harmelen in NRC on an Algorithm to determine whether you are suitable for that job

Interview with Frank van Harmelen in NRC on Responsible Data Science: An Algorithm to determine whether you are suitable for that job… In brief (full article here in Dutch): Imagine that every vacancy you click on will state the chances you have with your profile that you will be invited…

Congratulations Lora Aroyo & Colleagues for winning Lorentz-eScience workshop

Congratulations to ADS Senior Researcher Lora Aroyo (VU University Amsterdam), who alongside Alessandro Bozzon (Delft University of Technology), Veronika Cheplygina (Eindhoven University of Technology), Danna Gurari (University of Texas at Austin, USA) and Zoltán Szlavik (IBM Center for Advanced Studies Benelux) have won the competition for the second Lorentz-eScience workshop…
Marcel Worring

Marcel Worring on ‘BNR Nieuwsradio’ talking about the dangers of AI

Amsterdam Data Science Senior Researcher Marcel Worring interviewed on ‘BNR Nieuwsradio’ on the dangers of Artificial Intelligence. To listen (from 03 minutes 40 seconds, in Dutch) see HERE.
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AAA International Visiting Researchers Programme

Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) invites applications from ADS researchers and partner organisations for the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA) Funded International Visiting Researchers Programme The aims of the Visiting Researchers programme are: To generate international collaborations between ADS and one of either: Insight (Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland) Tsinghua University, Department…

TU/e leidt twee onderzoeken naar de verbetering van logistieke processen met big data

EINDHOVEN, 27 juli 2017 – Vanuit het Data Science Center Eindhoven, gaat de TU Eindhoven twee consortia leiden die vernieuwend wetenschappelijk onderzoek doen dat innovatieve toepassingen in de logistieke sector op het gebied van big data mogelijk maakt. Het onderzoek van beide consortia, waarin onderzoekers van zowel kennisinstellingen als het bedrijfsleven…
ADS

Amsterdam School of Data Science to launch minor in Data Science

It is impossible to imagine our society today without data science. Whether it involves self-driving cars, tracking down radicalisation on social networks, improving athletic performance, or stimulating online sales: the possibilities for applying data science are endless. ‘Our vision is that data science is essential for students, both in the…
MASCARA

Eyes Wide Open for MASCARA in Chile

The new MASCARA-facilty in Chile has achieved first light. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations. MASCARA is short for Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA. In June 2016, the European…
Arnold Smeulders

Interview with Arnold Smeulders, professor of Multimedia Information Analysis

Over the course of his distinguished career, Arnold Smeulders has made a lasting impact on the field of computer science by being pivotal to the development and large-scale application of image recognition software. The crowning achievement of his work came in 2014 when his spin-off company EUvision, which develops image…
medical image registration methods

Peter Bosman (CWI) awarded € 1.4 million for R&D on medical image registration methods

Together with the radiation oncology department of AMC, Peter Bosman of CWI’s Life Sciences and Health group has been awarded 1.4 million euros for a project in NWO’s Open Technology Programme for the research and development of a new medical image registration method. This project is co-funded by companies Elekta…
KPN-JADS partnership

JADS and KPN start joint PhD research

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) and KPN Data & Analytics are going to conduct joint research on the framework within which it is possible to use advanced, predictive models to improve services for customers in a safe and reliable way. The coming 4.5 years JADS and KPN Data &…
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Data scientists presenting wildlife hackathon results

Team RhiKnows won the Rhino data challenge at today’s wildlife hackathon. Main reason for selecting these winners was the approach based on two dimensions (window of time and location history) in their data analysis. Ready to prepare for their South Africa trip! ​ And congrats to the winning team of…
NVAO

NVAO confirms expected accreditation

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) has recognised the Masters Data Science & Entrepreneurship. This is a confirmation of the expectations expressed last year by the NVAO. The visiting committee was especially enthusiastic about the way in which entrepreneurial competencies have been embedded in the program. The NVAO report…
Jaap van Herik

Prof. Jaap van den Herik successfully delivers 75th PhD

On June 27th, eLaw PhD candidate Mr. Daniel Dimov successfully defended his PhD thesis. This was not only a very special event for the candidate, but also for one of his supervisors, prof. dr. Jaap van den Herik, professor of computer science and law at both the Faculty of Law…

Leiden University hosts world championship computer chess

At the annual World Computer Chess Championship, chess computers from all over the world compete with each other. This year, Leiden University hosted the event. From 1 to 7 July 2017, the Snellius building at the Leiden Bio Science Park was filled with computer chess fanatics. In the tournament, famous chess…

Data analysis is really helping the Dutch national women’s football team

The European Football Championship for Women, in the Netherlands this summer, is the background for a large and innovative data research project. The Dutch football union is working together with Leiden University and Sportinnovator. The research is expected to uncover links that have thus far remained hidden. Optimise the game…

Kom langs bij de minor applied data science!

In September a.s.​ start bij de faculteit IT & Design van de Haagse Hogeschool voor het eerst de minor Applied Data Science(ADS). Applied Data Science betreft het oplossen van problemen met behulp van data. Binnen de minor ADS gaan we werken aan 4 ambitieuze onderzoeksprojecten: Pepper: een Pepperrobot leren om correct…

Project in the spotlight: Nano4Sports

Technological innovations have a huge impact on the way we move and exercise and how we feel about ourselves. The Nano4Sports project uses sensor technology to develop smart innovative solutions for better, safer and lifelong sports experiences for all. There is a specific focus on use cases related to cycling…

Success for UNITED-GRID Project Proposal in the EU H2020 LCE-01-2016-2017 Call

Dr. Phuong Nguyen and his Electrical Energy Systems (EES) colleagues (Dr. Thai Vo and Dr. Madeleine Gibescu) are part of the consortium of the UNITED-GRID (Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grids with high penetration of renewables) project which has been selected for funding by the EU H2020 Call LCE-01 2016-2017. Next generation…
WUR

Van blocnote tot big data

De afgelopen 98 jaar verzamelden onderzoekers van Wageningen UR en andere instellingen een onvoorstelbare hoeveelheid informatie. Wat deden we met deze data? En hoe gaan we er de komende jaren mee om? Ontdek de kansen van open data en big data, in dit historisch perspectief over onderzoek bij Wageningen UR.…

Fourth Alzheimer’s gene discovered

For the first time in nearly 30 years, a gene has been identified that is linked to the development of a hereditary form of Alzheimer’s disease. Three genes had already been identified, and researchers from the VUmc, Erasmus MC and TU Delft have now discovered a fourth: the SORL1 gene.…

How music can help you focus on your work | Cynthia Liem

“Listen to the inspiring research of our researcher Cynthia Liem on how music can help you focus on your work at BNR’s show NieuweWereld, this can be useful for everyone!”
ADS summer startup event

ADS Summer Startup Event

On 23 June, ADS organised an event focussed on the Data Science Startup Ecosystem in Amsterdam. The event, chaired by Maarten de Rijke, was an opportunity for 18 Startups to pitch to some 200 attendees. In 2 minutes, the Startups explained what they do & what they would like from the community: data science expertise, to…
ADS Researcheres in Tsinghua

New Collaboration between ADS & Tsinghua University

We are excited to announce a new international collaboration for Amsterdam Data Science with Tsinghua University, China. Last month, ADS Senior Researchers: Peter Boncz(CWI), Frank van Harmelen (VU), Alexandru Iosup (VU), and Maarten de Rijke (UvA), travelled to Tsinghua to discuss concrete collaborations with Tsinghua Computer Science Professors. The collaboration will initiate joint research, student exchange and project proposals. Tsinghua Professors will visit Amsterdam in October…
JADS wildlife hackathon

Data Scientists saving rhinos! JADS Wildlife Hackathon

On Friday 7th July 2017 JADS will host the first-ever Wildlife Hackathon. During a full day of data- and brain-crunching activity, no less than 50 bright minds will dedicate themselves to find ways in which data can save some of the most threatened animals in Africa. This unique event is…
Eric Postma

Can we fall in love with a robot? Professor Eric Postma

The research by Professor Postma focuses on techniques that can provide robots with social skills. For this he analyzes human social behavior using computer methods. At King’s day Eric Postma presented his research to the royal family and group of interested kids.
Koen Peters

Optimizing Humanitarian Food Aid

Koen Peters, promovendus Tilburg University developed a model with all possible variables in it. What kind of nutrition does humans need every day – and how much? What are the food prices we are dealing with and where do we get the food from? What is needed in terms of logistics?…
JADS

JADS Crime Room – Big data to cut back crime

The Crime Room knowledge hub initiative is a unique and innovative partnership between JADS and law enforcement and local authorities in the Brabant region. It will integrate data science into crime fighting and community policing activities. Most importantly, this initiative will be looking to analyze and get a grip on…

VIVAT ready for a data driven future thanks to partnership with JADS

Financial services company VIVAT – owner of Zwitserleven, Reaal and ACTIAN – is to become Flagship Partner of Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS). With this 5-year partnership, VIVAT commits itself to apply data science in creating new and innovative business models. It’s VIVAT’s explicit aim to tread outside of its…
Prof Rob Kenett

Successful first Distinguished Lecture by Prof Rob Kenett

During this lecture in Eindhoven we reviewed and evaluated the various elements of data analytics in advanced manufacturing analytics. These methods are used to coordinate enterprise responses throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain, deploy predictive and preventive maintenance, and provide an integrated environment for engineering and multivariate process control. Additional…

A Puzzle with a Million Pieces: Assembling Viral Genomes from Sequencing Data

Researchers from CWI’s Life Science and Health group have developed a new computational tool, SAVAGE, for reconstructing the genomes of the different virus strains that affect an infected person. SAVAGE makes it possible to reconstruct the different strains – of which there can be plenty in an infected person –…

What is the impact of visualization on science?

Scientific visualization impacts all research disciplines. Understanding our past, dealing with the challenges of climate change, discovering dark matter, and analyzing human behavior are all areas where scientific visualization is applied to gain scientific insight. On 20 June 2017 we invited a diverse group of scientists to Rotterdam to show…
Stuiveling Open Data Award

Nieuwe editie Stuiveling Open Data Award van start

“Het wordt vaak gezegd: data is het nieuwe goud. En vanaf vandaag heeft u een gouden kans, als u iets met open data doet”. Met deze woorden opende Prins Constantijn van Oranje de nieuwe editie van de Stuiveling Open Data Award (SODA). Als ’Special Envoy’ bij Startup Delta riep hij…
Gemeente Data Science

Thijs en Patrick helpen gemeenten veiliger te maken

Het afgelopen halfjaar hebben Thijs van der Velden en Patrick de Koning (Universiteit Leiden) voor hun master-onderzoek bij Atos een product ontwikkeld waarmee gemeenten in Nederland hun veiligheidsbeleid kunnen analyseren en verbeteren. Ze hebben alle integrale veiligheidsplannen in Nederland geanalyseerd en beoordeeld op basis van hun prestaties. Op deze manier…

Lancering Amsterdam City Data: een schat aan gegevens over de stad

Data op zich zijn niet meer of minder dan een feit of een weetje. Gegevens worden pas informatie als je ze met elkaar combineert. Amsterdam City Data is het gegevensportaal wat precies dat mogelijk maakt, door alle beschikbare data op één centrale plek te delen met iedereen die er gebruik…
Big Data Survey

Big Data Survey Researches How Data Driven Organizations Truly Are

For the third consecutive year, trade show Big Data Expo and the data consultants of GoDataDriven, together with various media partners, conduct a large-scale survey to research how organizations leverage data. Besides insight in the trends in the field of data, technology, and the data driven organization, Big Data Survey…

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…
Research Data Journal Humanities Social Sciences

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…
Het Politielab

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…
FM.nl

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
CWI

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…