Announcing our Latest New Collaboration, with Tsinghua University China

October 20, 2017

On 18 October 2017, Amsterdam Data Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China. Through this five-year agreement, the two parties will collaborate on research (e.g. joint project proposals), education and training (e.g. staff and student exchanges). Joint collaboration areas will encompass, amongst others; Computational Science, Database Architectures, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, and Urban Analytics.

The MoU signing was part of a two-day workshop where six Tsinghua researchers visited Amsterdam Data Science researchers. This was the second such visit, the first was held in June 2017 in Tsinghua. Amsterdam Data Science are excited about the potential opportunities this new collaboration will generate.


The visit involved the following researchers:

Tsinghua University, Department of Computer Science and Technology: Kang Chen, Juanzi Li, Yang Liu, Yiqun Liu, Zhiyuan Liu, and Jie Tang. 

Amsterdam Data Science: Zeynep Akata (UvA), Peter Boncz (CWI), Peter Grunwald (CWI), Lynda Hardman (CWI), Frank van Harmelen (VU), Alfons Hoekstra (UvA), Zhisheng Huang (VU), Alexandru Iosup (VU), Mike Lees (UvA), Christof Monz (UvA), Rick Quax (UvA), Maarten de Rijke (UvA), Annette ten Teije (VU), Marcel Worring (UvA).