Informatics

Within ADS our Informatics research focusses on curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science

This involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on Collaborative, Data Driven, Computational and Intelligent Systems, all with a strong interactive component. Our researchers maintain strategic multi-disciplinary research links both inside and outside the ADS network.

Our ADS researchers within Informatics span multiple faculties and knowledge institutions:

Our key researchers in this discipline are summarised below:

Our researchers

Sanne Abeln

Assistant Professor Bioinformatics - VU s.abeln@vu.nl
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Modelling
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Stewardship

Pieter Adriaans

AAA Project Leader - UvA P.W.Adriaans@uva.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • information and computation interactions
  • Machine Learning
  • Philosophy of information

Hamideh Afsarmanesh

Professor Computer Science - UvA h.afsarmanesh@uva.nl
  • Federated Collaborative Databases
  • Semantic Information Modelling
  • Virtual Organisations

Lora Aroyo

Creative Industry - Professor of Computer Science - VU lora.aroyo@vu.nl
  • CULTURAL HERITAGE
  • recommendation systems
  • Web Semantics

Henri Bal

ADS Advisory Board - Professor of Computer Science - VU h.e.bal@vu.nl
  • Computing Infrastructures
  • High Performance Distributed Computing
  • Web Semantics

Ben Krose

Professor in Digital Health - AUAS-UvA b.j.a.krose@hva.nl
  • Ambient robotics
  • Digital Life
  • distributed camera surveillance
  • human-robot interaction
  • visual navigation

Sander Bohte

ADS Research Project - Scientific Staff Member - CWI S.M.Bohte@cwi.nl
  • computational neuroscience
  • Deep learning
  • High Performance Distributed Computing
  • Neural networks

Peter Boncz

AAA Project Leader - Scientific Staff Member - CWI - Professor - VU P.Boncz@cwi.nl
  • Database Architectures

Herbert Bos

Professor of Computer Systems - VU HerbertB@cs.vu.nl
  • Reverse Engineering
  • System Security
  • vulnerabilities in binary software

Peter Bosman

Senior Researcher - CWI Peter.Bosman@cwi.nl
  • deformable image registration
  • evolutionary algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • multi-objective optimisation
  • radiotherapy treatment planning

Tibor Bosse

Associate Professor Behavioural Informatics - VU t.bosse@vu.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Intelligent Virtual Agents

Bert Bredeweg

Associate Professor - UvA B.Bredeweg@uva.nl
  • Artificial intelligence in education
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Valorisation

Pablo Cesar

Group Lead - CWI P.S.Cesar@cwi.nl
  • Immersive Media
  • multimedia systems
  • QoE
  • Sensing Technology

Cees de Laat

Professor System and Network Engineering - UvA delaat@uva.nl
  • Computing Infrastructures

Maarten de Rijke

ADS Director - Professor of Information Retrieval - UvA M.deRijke@uva.nl
  • Information Retrieval
  • Search Engines
  • Text mining

Yuri Demchenko

Senior Researcher - UvA y.demchenko@uva.nl
  • Big Data Architecture
  • Big Data Security
  • Cloud Computing

Elenna Dugundji

Senior Researcher - CWI-VU e.r.dugundji@cwi.nl
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
  • Freight Logistics
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Transportation and Mobility Systems
  • Travel Behaviour

Gusz Eiben

Professor of Computational Intelligence - VU a.e.eiben@vu.nl
  • Adaptive Collective Systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial Life
  • Evolutionary Computing
  • evolutionary robotics

Anton Feenstra

Assistant Professor Bioinformatics - VU Feenstra@chem.vu.nl
  • Bioinformatics
  • STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
  • systems biology

Zeno Geradts

Professor by Special Appointment - UvA z.geradts@uva.nl
  • Forensic data science

Theo Gevers

Professor of Computer Vision - UvA th.gevers@uva.nl
  • computer vision
  • Deep learning
  • emotion recognition
  • object recognition

Clemens Grelck

University Lecturer - UvA c.grelck@uva.nl
  • computer architecture
  • green ICT
  • High Performance Distributed Computing

Paola Grosso

Assistant Professor - UvA p.grosso@uva.nl
  • Computing Infrastructures
  • green ICT
  • Optical Networking

Peter Grünwald

Machine Learning Group Lead - CWI Peter.Grunwald@cwi.nl
  • information theory
  • Machine Learning
  • minimum description length
  • statistics

Evert Haasdijk

AAA Project Leader - Assistant Professor Computational Intelligence - VU e.haasdijk@vu.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • computational intelligence
  • evolutionary algorithms
  • evolutionary robotics

Lynda Hardman

ADS Advisory Board - Professor of Multimedia Discourse Interaction - CWI Lynda.Hardman@cwi.nl
  • Digital Media
  • Information Access
  • Linked Data
  • Visualisation

Jaap Heringa

AAA Project Leader - Professor of Bioinformatics - VU heringa@cs.vu.nl
  • Bioinformatics
  • genome analysis
  • network analysis
  • sequence analysis
  • systems biology

Alfons Hoekstra

Associate Professor - UvA A.Hoekstra@uva.nl
  • computational science

Rutger Hofman

ADS Assignment - Infrastructures - Research programmer - VU rutger@cs.vu.nl
  • Computing Infrastructures
  • High Performance Distributed Computing
  • Machine Learning

Laura Hollink

ADS Research Project - Scientific Staff Member - CWI l.hollink@cwi.nl
  • Digital Media
  • Linked Data
  • Usage data

Mark Hoogendoorn

AAA Project Leader - Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence - VU m.hoogendoorn@vu.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • personalised therapies
  • predictive modelling for diseases

Evangelos Kanoulas

AAA Project Leader - Programme Manager of ADS Data Science MSc - Assistant Professor - UvA e.kanoulas@uva.nl
  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Text mining
  • Web search

Martin Kersten

Fellow - CWI - Professor - UvA Martin.Kersten@cwi.nl
  • Database Architectures
  • query optimisation

Gunnar Klau

Research Group Leader - CWI - Professor - VU gunnar.klau@cwi.nl
  • Bioinformatics
  • Combinatorial Algorithms
  • Computational Biology
  • Network Biology

Michel Klein

Assistant Professor of AI - VU michel.klein@cs.vu.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • behavioural data
  • intelligent self-management systems

Patricia Lago

ADS Postgraduate Education and Internal Connections - Professor Software & Services - VU p.lago@vu.nl
  • cloud migration
  • Green IT and Sustainability management
  • Service oriented architecting
  • software engineering

Mike Lees

Assistant Professor - UvA m.h.lees@uva.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • computational science
  • Multi-agent systems

Ivano Malavolta

Assistant Professor - VU ivanomalavolta@gmail.com
  • mobile-enabled systems
  • Model-Driven Engineering
  • software architecture
  • software engineering for robotics

Stefan Manegold

ADS Assignment - Database Management - Scientific Staff Member - CWI Stefan.Manegold@cwi.nl
  • Database Architectures

Maarten Marx

ADS Research Project - UvA M.J.Marx@uva.nl
  • political data

Roeland Merks

Scientific Staff Member - CWI - Professor of Multiscale Mathematical Biology - ULeiden Roeland.Merks@cwi.nl
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Multiscale Mathematical Biology
  • systems biology

Christof Monz

Associate Professor - UvA c.monz@uva.nl
  • Machine translation
  • Text mining

Joris Mooij

Assistant Professor - UvA J.M.Mooij@uva.nl
  • approximate inference
  • causal discovery
  • Machine Learning

Eric Pauwels

ADS Assignment - Energy - Group Leader - CWI Eric.Pauwels@cwi.nl
  • Intelligent Systems

Andy Pimentel

Associate Professor - UvA A.D.Pimentel@uva.nl
  • embedded systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Multi- and manycore computer systems
  • System exploration and optimisation

Hajo Reijers

ADS Management Team - Professor in Business Informatics - VU h.a.reijers@vu.nl
  • business process improvement
  • business process management
  • conceptual modelling
  • workflow technology

Stefan Schlobach

Associate Professor - VU k.s.schlobach@vu.nl
  • Knowledge Representation
  • semantic web

Alexander Schönhuth

CWI Alexander.schönhuth@cwi.nl
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Systems Biology
  • Computational Genomics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Structural Variant Discovery

Guus Schreiber

Professor of Computer Science - VU guus.schreiber@vu.nl
  • Linked Data
  • Multimedia Analytics
  • Web Semantics

Peter Sloot

Professor of Computational Science - UvA P.M.A.Sloot@uva.nl
  • biomedicine
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • computational science

Arnold Smeulders

Professor of Multimedia Information Analysis - UvA A.W.M.Smeulders@uva.nl
  • computer vision
  • content-based image
  • Intelligent Systems
  • multimedia information processing
  • video retrieval

Cees Snoek

Associate Professor - UvA cgmsnoek@uva.nl
  • image retrieval
  • Intelligent Systems
  • video retrieval
  • Web Semantics

Annette ten Teije

ADS Health Assignment - Associate Professor Knowledge Representation and Reasoning - VU annette@cs.vu.nl
  • formalisation of medical knowledge
  • Healthcare Information Management
  • Healthcare quality indicators
  • Medical Guidelines

Bas Teusink

AAA Project Leader - Professor in Systems Bioinformatics - VU bas.teusink@vu.nl
  • Bioinformatics
  • systems biology

Jacopo Urbani

AAA Project Leader - Assistant Professor of Computer Science - VU jacopo@cs.vu.nl
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Linked Data

Rob van der Mei

R&D Manager CWI, Professor at VU R.D.van.der.Mei@cwi.nl
  • analysis of communication networks
  • Logistics
  • Networks and Algorithms
  • Performance Modelling
  • Stochastics

Frank van Harmelen

AAA Programme Director - Professor in Knowledge Representation & Reasoning - VU frank.van.harmelen@cs.vu.nl
  • Artificial intelligence
  • information systems
  • Knowledge Representation
  • semantic web

Jacco van Ossenbruggen

ADS Research Project - Group Leader - CWI Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl
  • CULTURAL HERITAGE
  • Information Access
  • Linked Data
  • Web Semantics

Ana Varbanescu

Assistant Professor - Computer Systems Architecture - UvA A.L.Varbanescu@uva.nl
  • Computing Infrastructures

Spyros Voulgaris

Assistant Professor VU spyros@cs.vu.nl
  • High Performance Distributed Computing
  • Networks and Algorithms

Max Welling

ADS Advisory Board - Professor in Machine Learning - UvA M.Welling@uva.nl
  • Big data
  • Deep learning
  • Machine Learning

Marcel Worring

Professor Business Analytics - Associate Professor Informatics - UvA M.Worring@uva.nl
  • Information Visualisation
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Multimedia Analytics