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Amsterdam Intelligence | Website Launch

June 30, 2021

On 29 June 2021, the CTO Innovatieteam at the City of Amsterdam launched the Amsterdam Intelligence website where it will share information about urban AI projects as well as share data and code.

Arnold Smeulders awarded Honorary Medallion from the UvA

June 28, 2021
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has started a new tradition: the annual Medallion Day. On this day each year, the UvA will award Honorary Medallions to individuals who have made a special contribution to the university. At the first Medallion Day, which took place on Friday 25th June, there were six laureates and the Informatic Institute’s Arnold Smeulders was one of the winners.

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet wins a WEnnovator Award

June 22, 2021

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet, Assistant Professor of Ethical Computing at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) received an WEnnovator Award.

2021 ADS Thesis Awards are now open nominations

June 16, 2021

ADS is seeking nominations for the ADS Thesis Award 2021 for the academic year 2020-2021. Winners of the awards will receive a cash prize sponsored by the UvA DSC, Elsevier and ADS, and will present their work at the ADS Highlights Event in December.

Judith Good appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things 

Dr Judith Good has been appointed as professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Center of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence have been awarded € 500,000 from KNAW/NRO

The Center of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence has been awarded a Comenius grant of € 500,000 for their project: AI4Students. With this grant they want to equip students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) with the tools and knowledge needed to be AI ready for when they enter the labour market.

Jacco van Ossenbruggen appointed as Full Professor of Human-Centered Data Science

June 4, 2021

Jacco van Ossenbruggen has been appointed as Full Professor of User Centric Data Science at the Computer Science Department of the Vrije Universiteit (VU). Together with other VU researchers, as well as those from other institutions, Van Ossenbruggen will continue his data driven research and data analysis with a focus on “human-centeredness”.