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Stefan Manegold wins 2020 Sigmod Contributions Award

May 29, 2020

Stefan Manegold, group leader of Database Architectures at CWI, won the 2020 SIGMOD Contributions Award. The award recognizes his innovative work in the data management community to encourage scientific reproducibility.

International Mobility of Dutch AI Researchers is High

May 28, 2020

The Rathenau Institute‘s latest report (in Dutch) on the international mobility of AI researchers shows that there is no “brain drain” of such expertise in the Netherlands but a “brain exchange”.

Dutch research institutions & Elsevier initiate Open Science partnership

May 21, 2020

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), NWO and Elsevier have formed a novel partnership that includes publishing and reading services as well as the joint development of new open science services for disseminating and evaluating knowledge.

CWI’s 25th Spin-off Officially Launches:

May 19, 2020 is the 25th startup to come out of CWI. It focuses on domain specific software engineering and serves clients in the field of finance, health and embedded.

Critically Assessing AI Tools and Cultural Data for Digital Humanities Applications

May 11, 2020

An increasing amount of our rich cultural heritage are available in digital formats. Humanities scholars have therefore added AI and other computational techniques to their research methods. In her PhD thesis, Myriam Traub explores sources of bias in data and tools used by humanities scholars.

Peter Bosman (CWI) Awarded €1mn NWO Open Technology Programme Grant

May 1, 2020

Peter Bosman’s project proposal DAEDALUS (Distributed and Automated Evolutionary Deep Architecture Learning with Unprecedented Scalability) has been accepted by NWO TTW through its Open Technology Programme.

Thomas Kipf Awarded Doctorate Cum Laude and Online

UvA PhD student Thomas Kipf received his PhD cum laude after the first ever PhD defence in the Amsterdam Data Science community to take place entirely online.