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The New Amsterdam School of Data Science: Tackling the Shortage of Data Scientists


This initiative of the AUAS, UvA and VU will reduce the critical shortage of data scientists in the labour market.

Bachelor thesis Computer Science awarded to Evangelos Chatzikalymnios


VU Computer Science student, Evangelos Chatzikalymnios, was awarded bachelor prize 2016 in the value of € 2000. Chatzikalymnios received the prize for his bachelor thesis, entitled ‘Comparison of Two Algorithms for Detecting Useless Transitions in Pushdown Automata’.

Herbert Bos op RTL Nieuws


Herbert Bos, hoogleraar Systems & Network Security reageert in RTL Nieuws op het bericht dat het systeem van de verkiezingsuitslag onvoldoende veilig en makkelijk te kraken is, waardoor hackers de uitslag van de verkiezingen kunnen manipuleren. Bos: "Als een student dit programma bij mij inlevert krijg hij een hele dikke onvoldoende. Het is dramatisch."

EU Project on improving emergency evacuations awarded to Dr. Natalie van der Wal


Dr. Natalie van der Wal received a 2-year EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (worth ~200k in euros) to work with Prof. Wandi Bruine de Bruin in the Centre for Decision Research and the Leeds University Business School.

Alexandru Iosup appointed VU University Research Chair


VU Computer Science is very happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Alexandru Iosup to Amsterdam. On 1 January 2017 Alexandru has joined the Computer Science Department as full professor in "Massivizing Computer Systems". In December 2016 the VU awarded him a University Research Chair. Until recently he working at TU Delft. In 2015 he won the Teacher of the Year award for Higher Education and in 2016 the Dutch Prize for ICT Research. Alexandru is a member of the Young Academy of the Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW Jonge Akademie). In 2016 he received an NWO VIDI grant.

Best paper award EUMAS 2016 for A. Manzoor, A. Abro and J. Treur


At the 14th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS’16, Adnan Manzoor, Altaf Abro, and Jan Treur from the VU, won the best paper award with the paper ‘Monitoring the Impact of Negative Events and Deciding about Emotion Regulation Strategies’.

VU and TU Delft awarded research grant for architectural digital humanities project


Researchers from the Web and Media have been awarded a grant from Volkswagen Stiftung

New eScience project on many-core programming


Henri Bal, Jaap Heringa, Sanne Abeln (Computer Science) and Piek Vossen (Faculty of Humanities) have obtained a 500 KEURO Disruptive Technologies research grant from the Netherlands eScience Center for research on a new methodology for programming many-core accelerators.

VU researchers part of the User Experience (UX) Challenge 2016 winning team


The team consisted of a mix of researchers (VU, TU Twente), GIS specialists (Kadaster) and data journalists from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (www.thebureauinvestigates.com). Their common goal was to use Linked Data technologies to analyze the drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen.

Victor van der Veen and Herbert Bos in the TV program Zembla


in the wake of some investigative journalism that discovered very sensitive data on Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices that anyone could connect to without username or password.

Amsterdam School of Data Science: New Website Launch


All Data Science Education in One Place!

Josh Kamps wins Young Talent Incentive Award


The scientific quality and innovative character of the graduation thesis, as well as the overall achievements of the candidates during their studies are evaluated by a commission of experts, nominated by the board of KHMW.

Bob Wielinga best paper award for Niels Ockeloen


At the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2016), the Bob Wielinga memorial award for best research paper was awarded to the paper "Data 2 Documents: Modular and distributive content management in RDF" by Niels Ockeloen, Victor de Boer, Tobias Kuhn and Guus Schreiber from the Web and Media group of the Amsterdam Department of Informatics.

BNAIC2016 held on 10-11 November was a big success


On November 10-11, the 28th edition of the Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2016) took place in Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam.

Adriatik Bedjeti wins the NAF Thesis Award 2016


On November 17 Adriatik Bedjeti won the NAF Best Master Thesis Award 2016! The prize was awarded at the Landelijk Architectuur Congres in Den Bosch (see http://www.laccongres.nl). Among the criteria were both scientific quality and relevance for practice.

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