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ADS Festive Drinks & Data: 2017 Highlights & Looking Forward to 2018

Amsterdam Data Science are thrilled to invite you to our Festive Drinks & Data afternoon

ADS Drinks & Data: 2017 Highlights & Looking Forward to 2018

Amsterdam Data Science are thrilled to invite you to our Festive Drinks & Data afternoon on Thursday 07 December where we will celebrate our many 2017 highlights and share with you our big plans for 2018. After we will have drinks & delicious bites.

Date: Thursday 07 December 2017

Time: 15:30-18:00

Location: Amsterdam Business School (UvA) – Room M1.01


15:30 – Coffee

15:40 – Introduction & Chair by Maarten de Rijke (Informatics Institute, UvA) on “ADS 2017 Highlights”

15:45-16:55 – ADS strategic directions: 2017 Highlights & looking forward to 2018, 4-minute madness presentations followed by 1 minute question time on:

Foundations of Data Science, Health & Life Sciences, Digital Business, City Analytics, Responsible Data Science, Education & Entrepreneurship 

15:45-15:55 – Foundations of Data Science

2017 Highlight: Peter Bloem (Department of Computer Science, VU) on “Information content of knowledge graphs”

Looking forward to 2018: Paola Grosso (Informatics Institute, UvA) on “Sustainable systems and software architectures”

15:55-16:05 – Health and Life Sciences

2017 Highlight: Mark Hoogendoorn (Department of Computer Science, VU) on “Predictive Modeling for Depressed Patients using Machine Learning Techniques”

Looking forward to 2018: Jasmijn Baaijens (Department of Life sciences & Health, CWI) on “Virus infections disentangled – towards a complete understanding of virus DNA”

16:05-16:15 –  Digital Business

2017 Highlight: Rens Dimmendaal (Amsterdam Business School, UvA) on “Innovation & Data Science: Generating knowledge on the success factors of mobile apps” 

Looking forward to 2018: Frans Feldberg (School of Business & Economics, VU) on “Data-Driven Business Innovation: How to Create Value from (Big) Data?”

16:15-16:25 – City Analytics

2017 Highlight: Stevan Rudinac (Amsterdam Business School & Informatics Institute, UvA) on “Multimedia Analytics in Urban Computing”

Looking forward to 2018: Nanda Piersma (Digital Media & Creative Industry HvA & Department of Intelligent & Autonomous Systems CWI) on “Urban analytics, urban well-being and citizen empowerment”

16:25-16:35 – Responsible Data Science

2017 Highlight: Frank van Harmelen (Department of Computer Science, VU) on “Responsible Data Science: Fairness, Accuracy, Confidentiality, and Transparency”

Looking forward to 2018: Aysenur Bilgin (Department of Information Access, CWI) on “The NEWSGAC (News Genres: Advancing Media History by Transparent Automatic Genre Classification) project”

16:35-16:45 – Education

2017 Highlight: Evangelos Kanoulas (Informatics Institute, UvA) on “The Data Science Master Track”

Looking forward to 2018: Geleyn Meijer (Faculty of Digital Media & Creative Industry, HvA) on “The Digital Society School”

16:45-16:55 – Entrepreneurship

2017 Highlight: To be added

Looking forward to 2018: Yulia Bodnar (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship, ACE) on “How ACE supports entrepreneurship in data science” 

16:55-17:00 – Lynda Hardman (Department of Information Access, CWI) on “Next Steps for ADS, from 2018 & onwards”

17:00-18:00 – Networking over festive drinks & bites


Registration is free but please RSVP on our Meetup pageThe event will be in English. 

Amsterdam Data Science is a partnership of AUAS (HvA), CWI, UvA and VU. Our mission is to develop world-class data science talent and technology within the Amsterdam region. We are the focal point for research, innovation and education.