New version online tool for monitoring animal genetic resources

FAO released an improved Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS). DAD-IS is an online database for animal genetic resources. The modernized version of DAD-IS includes new indicators to monitor the risk status of breeds. DAD-IS allows users to access global information regarding farm animal diversity, to easily export data, and…

Successful Data Science Summit Eindhoven with 423 visitors

On December 4th DSC/e organized its Data Science Summit in the Auditorium of the Eindhoven University of Technology. We look back on a very interesting and successful event. We welcomed well over 400 visitors resulting both in a full lecture room and in bustling poster sessions during the various networking breaks.…

Joost Batenburg awarded with Dutch award for ICT Research 2018

Joost Batenburg has been awarded with the Dutch Award for ICT research 2018. CWI’s group leader Computational Imaging and professor at Leiden University receives the award for his research regarding the development of new algorithms for tomography. An amount of 50.000 euro is attached to the award. This amount can be freely…

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable big data analysis

In order to improve parallel processing of big data, the project ‘Evolutionary changes in Distributed Analysis’ (ECiDA) was granted by NWO, within their Commit2Data programme. The research partners in this new project – CWI being one of them – will develop a platform to support ‘evolving data-intensive application pipelines’, making big…

Vacancy at UvA Informatics Institute for Full Professor of Algorithmic Data Science

UvA Informatics Institute are looking for a Full Professor of Algorithmic Data Science (Vacancy number: 17-627) The Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam actively participates in Amsterdam Data Science, an all department initiative of the University of Amsterdam, the VU University Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Center for Mathematics & Computer Science.…

Cees Snoek (UvA IvI) Receives Three Million Dollar Subsidy for AI Research

Computer scientist Cees Snoek receives from the US government a subsidy of three million dollar for the development of artificial intelligence that can recognize, find and understand activities and objects in video images with high precision and speed. The subsidy is used for the purchase of hard ware and the appointment of three PhD students, a…

Teaching machines to recognize cancer

Jeroen de Ridder is Associate Professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). In 2016, Jeroen received a grant and in-kind expertise from the eScience Center for his project Googling the cancer genome. Jeroen’s ambition is to create data analytics methods that turn Big Data into value for the patient — in this project the aim is…

Data Science Career Fair in Amsterdam

Introducing the Amsterdam Data Science & Big Data Alliance ‘Data Science Career Fair’ A chance for Data Science organisations to connect with Students from Data Science-related domains Students: Want to find out your career options, for example internship & job opportunities? The Fair will comprise: Speed dating sessions Workshops and cases by leading Data…

BDA Member meeting on ‘Ethics in Data Science’

On 30 November, Big Data Alliance hosted a member meeting on ‘Ethics in Data Science’. The event was attended by almost 60 people from academia and industry who listened to keynotes about the Ethics of Computing and how to avoid unfair conclusions even if they are true. After a brief…

Universiteit Twente en iTanks werken samen op het gebied van robotica!

De Robotics & Mechatronics faculteit van Universiteit Twente en iTanks gaan actief samenwerken. Afgelopen dinsdag 31 oktober hebben wij een officiële samenwerkingsovereenkomst getekend. Met deze zogenoemde Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) hebben beide partijen de doelstelling een sterke relatie op te bouwen en een beter ecosysteem voor robotica te creëren. Hiermee…

Joost Kok appointed to be new Dean of University of Twente’s EEMCS Faculty

Joost Kok, Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente. He will succeed Prof. Peter Apers, and start at 1 February 2018. Joost Kok started his career at Leiden…

JADS starts tailor-made Post-Master Data Science for KPMG

In the challenging market for data & analytics talent, KPMG has teamed up with JADS, a venture between Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, to educate their new hires on the field of data science. JADS has created an education program, tailored specifically to the wants and needs of…

32 million euro for top-level technological research

NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) have awarded six new Perspectief programmes. The specific programme ADS researchers from CWI, UvA and VU are involved in will lead to more efficient deep-learning systems. With Perspectief, NWO is challenging scientists to establish a close partnership with industry and social organisations. It concerns multidisciplinary research with…

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto

esearchers and industry specialists across Europe, led by Harry Buhrman (director of QuSoft, group leader at CWI, and professor at the University of Amsterdam), have launched a Quantum Software Manifesto. With the Manifesto, the group aims to increase awareness of and support for quantum software research. The group is asking the…

Ans Hekkenberg gives TedX talk on diversity in science

CWI Communication Manager Ans Hekkenberg gave a TEDx talk titled ‘Diversity – A Requisite for Excellent Science’. In her talk, Hekkenberg advocates for a greater diversity in science and she details why excellent science is essential for facing future challenges. The talk took place at TEDxVenlo, an event using the…

CWI & ProRail will Collaborate on Incident Handling on the Dutch Railways

CWI and ProRail have recently started a research collaboration in the field of incident handling on the Dutch railways. The 4-year research plan focuses on the prevention and handling of a wide range of incidents on the railway, such as railway runners, infrastructure disruptions and collisions. The Incident Management department of ProRail focuses on…
University of Amsterdam

PhD Positions in Data Science & Business Analytics

The University of Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is currently seeking candidates for PhD positions on Data Science and Business Analytics. Please find an overview of these vacancies below. The University of Amsterdam Business School has the application of analytics in all areas of business as one of its focus points.…

Young professionals en studenten binnen big data, e-commerce en IT opgelet!

Talent Event is het eerste evenement dat specifiek richt op het matchen van digitaal talent met relevante werkgevers. In maar liefst 4 lezingenzalen vindt een inhoudelijk programma plaats op de gebieden big data, it en e-commerce. Je leert alles van bedrijven als TomTom, Picnic, Blendle, Google, Bol.com, RTL Nederland, Miele,…

Alexander Rinnooy Kan ontvangt eredoctoraat van Tilburg University

Tilburg University heeft prof. dr. Alexander Rinnooy Kan, universiteitshoogleraar Economie en Bedrijfskunde aan de UvA, Eerste Kamerlid en oud-voorzitter van de Sociaal-Economische Raad, een eredoctoraat toegekend. Rinnooy Kan ontving het bijzondere eerbewijs donderdag 16 november tijdens het 18de lustrum op de Dies Natalis van de Tilburgse universiteit. Rector magnificus Emile…

Wij maken de verborgen wereld onder onze voeten zichtbaar

Mensen hebben vaak geen idee hoe de bodem onder hun voeten eruit ziet. Toch is de situatie onder het maaiveld bepalend voor de kwaliteit van de dingen die ze bovengronds doen, of het nu gaat om het verbouwen van voedsel, het aanleggen van infrastructuur, het graven van waterwegen of het…

Young Talent Meeting 2017 about Big Data at LCDS

French and Dutch MA/PhD students discuss the applications and challenges of big data in their specific fields of expertise Big Data as case study Thursday November 9th, the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) welcomed 23 ambitious MA/PhD students and young professionals from France and the Netherlands to tackle different…

Making policy with big data

Governments have increasing amounts of data at their disposal. How can big data be used in policymaking? And are governments ready to deal with all this data? That is what Sarah Giest, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Administration, is interested in. Is it a recent development that governments…

Interview with Boudewijn Haverkort, chairmain Commit2Data

We’ve had the opportunity to interview Prof. Haverkort, the chairman of the Commit2Data. This is a multi-year national research and innovation program on the basis of a public-private partnership (PPP) on Data Science. He reflects on the link of this program to our DSC/e research topics. He also gives his view…

ADS & Coursera Event: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, & Lifelong Learning

On 10 November, Amsterdam Data Science hosted a half day conference with Coursera on: Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Lifelong Learning. The event was attended by some 150 people who listened to keynotes which highlighted the demand for Data Science in the workplace and panel discussions on: – What…

De nieuwe Big Data Experience Room

De Big Data Innovatiehub is het verbindingspunt voor innovatie, onderzoek en kennisuitwisseling rondom big data in Zuid-Holland. Binnenkort openen wij ook fysiek onze deuren met de Big Data Experience Room in de Dutch Innovation Factory. De experience room biedt mogelijkheden als project- en vergaderruimte en is tevens ingericht als locatie voor bijeenkomsten…

Professor Arjen van Witteloostuijn and Professor Daniel Lakens debating on ‘Replication, falsification and better ways of doing science’

A long, long time ago when computer science was taking its first tentative steps, while scientists recognized the potential of computer science that could only guess in which way things could or would be heading. Now, we find ourselves in a similar position with data science. With researchers working on…

Gratis lesprogramma leert basisschooljeugd programmeren

Basisschoolleerlingen uit heel Nederland kunnen voortaan gratis en op een laagdrempelige manier leren programmeren. Stichting Cybersoek lanceert samen met de Universiteit van Amsterdam en XS4ALL het lesprogramma CyberPi dat nu als online lesboek verkrijgbaar is. Met CyberPi wordt leren programmeren voor iedereen beschikbaar en kan elke Nederlander – jong en…

Young scientist wins award for platform to investigate corporate tax avoidance

Frank Takes (31) from the University of Amsterdam has won the Young eScientist Award 2017. The prize aims to stimulate a young scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or application of digital technology to address scientific challenges. The prize will be used to undertake a joint research project, in…

Over 300 researchers visit National eScience Symposium 2017

This year’s edition of Science in a Digital World featured over 30 speakers and the announcement of the Young eScientist Award winner 2016: Frank Takes (read more). The five thematic sessions, on Internet of Things, Energy Science, Natural Language Processing, Brain, Cognition and Behavior and The Future of Machine Learning…

Maarten de Rijke receives the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award

Congratulations to ADS Director Professor Maarten de Rijke (Informatics Institute, UvA) who received the Tony Kent Strix Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of information retrieval in its widest sense. The Award was presented to him in London on Friday 20 October 2017. Professor de Rijke is a well-known and highly respected…

MSc students win First Prize and 5000 EUR at the Legal Intelligence Hackaton

Three MSc students in the Data Science specialisation teamed up with two alumni from the same programme to participate as From RU with Love in the Legal Intelligence Hackaton, and took home the First Prize of 5000 EUR. Bas van Berkel, Chris Kamphuis, Timo van Niedek, Joris van Vugt and Guido…

How will your organization prepare for extreme scenarios?

A BISS-project powered by the Service Science Factory Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant. Organizations therefore need to shift their strategy from a reactive to a pro-active approach, or in other words, they…
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality: Limitless Possibilities for Service Design

Benjamin Lucas from Maastricht University and Kay Schröder from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, published a guest article on the possibilities of virtual reality for service design for the American Marketing Association SERVSIG group. In this article they give an interesting insight into their virtual reality project (NI1) at BISS, which…
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Winning team of JADS Data Scientists arrives in South Africa

Last Tuesday the winners of the JADS Wildlife Hackathon flew to South Africa to get in touch with mother nature. In the past days, they met several people at park Welgenoten and teamed up with fellow students from Wageningen Universiteit and local Rangers. One thing is certain they are not…

Tech start-ups: Scott Hartley on 3 essentials for success ​

Scott Hartley venture capitalist and author of The Fuzzy and the Techie recently met up with seven start-ups at JADS in ‘s-Hertogenbosch to discuss where science meets the humanities and how finding the right balance between these two can give start-ups the leading edge in finding investors. Kicking off the morning, Hartley is…
Scott Hartley

Why we should be both techie and fuzzy: keynote speaker Scott Hartley at JADS

Speaking to an enthusiastic audience of entrepreneurs and businessmen, venture capitalist and author of The Fuzzy and the Techie Scott Hartley argued the case that the tech industry should no longer be driven purely by software engineers. He believes that students of the liberal arts have a critical role to play in guiding…
Yanming Guo

Ghost in the machine: the deep features of Yanming Guo

In the 1960s at MIT, cognitive scientist Marvin Minsky told a couple of graduate students to program a computer to perform the simple task of recognising objects in pictures, thinking it would be a nice summer project. Scientists from Leiden and the rest of the world are still working on…

CWI will host EIT Digital’s new innovation space

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) will house a new innovation space of partner EIT DIgital. The new location will be opened November 2. With this top location in the financial heart of the Netherlands, EIT Digital wants to boost the development of FinTech, together with its partners in the Netherlands…
Alexander Schoenhuth

Alexander Schoenhuth appointed Professor of Genome Data Science

On 01 October 2017, Alexander Schoenhuth of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam was appointed Professor ‘Genome Data Science’ at the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University. It concerns a part-time appointment for one day a week. The research field of Schoenhuth concerns Genome Data Science. He focusses on…

Lecturer in the Spotlight: Sindo Núñez Queija

‘You can learn a lot from listening to how students explain things to each other.’ Sindo Núñez Queija is professor by special appointment in Industrial Mathematics, specialised in queuing theory. He teaches third-year courses in the Mathematics Bachelor’s programme and additionally teaches mathematics courses in the Chemistry Bachelor’s programme and…

Wanted: companies with (big) data challenges

Too busy to analyze your data? Let master students in econometrics help you out. As part of one of their courses they will work a few weeks full time on solving your challenge. What’s in it for you? You will get recommendations on your challenge and access to talent. Interested? Contact…

Backing from the Amsterdam Municipality for the Digital Society School

In the coming years, 12,000 students will learn how digital technology can have a positive impact on society. The DSS will help to solve the labour market shortage in ICT and will offer students a flexible approach to learning, consisting of modular built programmes. Geleyn Meijer, Dean of the Digital Media and Creative Industry Faculty and initiator…

Commit2Data Awards for Hajo Reijers & Peter Boncz

– Hajo Reijers (VU), alongside a team of researchers: van Wijk, van der Aalst & Buijs (TU/e), Leopold (VU), Smeets & Vermeulen (Lunet Zorg) have been awarded funding for the project TACTICS: Techniques for the Analysis of Client-Team InteraCtionS – Peter Boncz (CWI), alongside: de Vries (UvA), Xin (Databricks), Smit (OBI4WAN), Westerveld (Wizenoze), Cornacchia (Spinque),…
IXA

IXA Breakfast workshops on valorisation open to all scientists

Breakfast workshops on valorisation IXA organises a new series of workshops in the form of breakfast sessions on various topics on valorisation. The workshops are very practical to get you started immediately. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Breakfast will be served. The breakfast workshops are open to all scientists…

Leiden University and Ministry of IenM start data science collaboration

Leiden University and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) will join forces in the field of data science. On September 22, 2017, the University and the Ministry signed a joint declaration of intent on starting a multiannual collaboration (2017-2022). PhD positions As part of the collaboration, Leiden University…

Integrating data to learn more

Tremendous amounts of data are generated in scientific research each day. Most of this data has more potential than we are using now, says Katy Wolstencroft, assistant professor in bioinformatics and computer science. We just need to integrate and manage it better. What is data integration and why is it…

Jaap van den Herik: ‘We gaan richting een robotrechter’

De juridische dienstverlening is in een hoog tempo aan het digitaliseren. Er worden zelfs al rechtszaken door de computer beslecht. De overheid wil dat de rechtspraak in Nederland sneller en eenvoudiger wordt. Jaap van den Herik, hoogleraar juridische informatica, geeft in De Telegraaf aan dat het snel gaat met de digitalisering en…

Hoeveel cyborg willen we zijn?

Toekomstige technologieën zullen ons alledaagse leven ingrijpend beïnvloeden. In hoeverre worden we daar beter van? Op het toekomstcongres Brave New World, op 2 en 3 november in Leiden, komen optimistische en zorgwekkende scenario’s langs. Nieuwe technologieën zorgen voor duizelingwekkend nieuwe mogelijkheden én zorgen. Wanneer is een cyborg nog een mens?…
'Data science kent geen grenzen'

‘Data science kent geen grenzen’

Nederland heeft veel kennis in huis op het gebied van dataonderzoek. Dat zeggen de Leidse hoogleraren Joost Kok en Aske Plaat op 21 augustus in NRC Handelsblad. Ze reageren daarmee op een interview met hoogleraar Wil van der Aalst. Lees hier de uitgebreide versie van hun betoog. Op 8 augustus…

Applications Open for Companies to Participate in the UvA Informatics Thesis Fair

Are you a Company looking for student talent? Come participate in the upcoming Informatics Master Student Thesis Fair! The University of Amsterdam Graduate School of Informatics will organise the annual Thesis Fair on Thursday November 23rd for students of Master’s programmes Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Business Information Systems.…
DUIN

DUIN stelt nieuwe datacatalogus beschikbaar

Onderzoekers van Wageningen University & Research en het Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving maken gebruik van geo-informatie om planbureauproducten te maken. Om te zorgen dat de zeggingskracht van deze informatie voldoende wordt onderkend, is samen met de gebruikers een nieuwe data-catalogus samengesteld. Experiment in 2017 DUIN is een project binnen de…
Big Data Survey

Big Data Survey 2017

Over 800 professionals participated in this third edition of Big Data Survey and shared their insights and experiences on topics like data strategy, implementing data science, technology, cloud, gdpr, and how to be attractive as an employer. The report answers questions like: What makes a data strategy successful? How do…

Philosophy & Ethics

Data science aims to revolutionize our usual ways of gathering and applying knowledge, making business, government, and health care more efficient, sustainable, and profitable in the process. Such revolutionary changes imply the need to anticipate and take responsibility for their social and personal impacts. For this reason, data ethics is…

Very interesting inaugural lecture by Prof Mykola Pechenizkiy on Responsible Predictive Analytics

One of our senior Data Science specialists, Prof.dr. Mykola Pechenizkiy, gave his inaugural lecture on Friday September 8th. He joined the department of computer science and mathematics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as assistant professor in 2006. In 2016 he became Full Professor and Chair of the Data Mining…
PostNL & Analytics Academy

PostNL builds up its team’s data science and machine learning expertise at The Analytics Academy

Last month, The Analytics Academy (TAA) offered a very successful course on data science and machine learning for PostNL employees. This training effort will enable the organization to become more data-driven and future-proof. PostNL is a mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation with operations in the Netherlands and other European countries.…

CBS organiseert seminar over kenniscentrum Big Data

Big Data Matters. Big Data heeft de kracht om informatie gestuurd werken efficiënter, gedetailleerder en actueler te maken, en draagt zo bij aan een betere beleidsondersteuning voor overheid en bedrijfsleven. Reden voor het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek om in september 2016 het Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS) op…
DSCe brain

Better understanding of the brain architecture

Former PhD student Tom Dela Haije (Mathematical Image Analysis group), supervised by Luc Florack and Andrea Fuster) studied diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using advanced mathematical models. This enables to distinguish crossing neural fibers, which is important to improve our understanding of the brain architecture. An accessible article (in Dutch)…
CWI TYPHON

Horizon 2020 funding for TYPHON: polygot and hybrid persistence architectures for big data and analytics

Tijs van der Storm and Jurgen Vinju of CWI’s SWAT group collaborate in a consortium that has been awarded research funding by the European Commission. The funding of 4.5M euro will be used for the project called “Polyglot and Hybrid Persistence Architectures for Big Data Analytics” (TYPHON).The funding has been…
BISS extreme scenarios

How will your organization prepare for extreme scenarios?

Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant. Organizations therefore need to shift their strategy from a reactive to a pro-active approach, or in other words, they need to anticipate the future to prepare for…

CWI Awarded Funding for Developing a Smart Urban Jacket

Pablo Cesar’s group (Distributed and Interactive Systems) at CWI, receive NWO KIEM funding (Creative industry – Knowledge Innovation Mapping). Project Cairo, an intelligent soft-robotic jacket, is a collaboration with Borre Akkersdijk (Byborre) and Bas Overvelde (AMOLF). The purpose of project Cairo is to create an urban jacket that pushes the state-of-the-art of…
JADS

DNA from successful growing companies subject of scientific research

What are good indicators of a company’s growth? So far, there are only assumptions about this, but there is no real blueprint for growth. For the first time, these growth factors are mapped out scientifically using data science. The Dutch University of Data Science, JADS (Jheronimus Academy of Data Science)…

‘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…