ADS Highlights Event 2021

ADS will host its annual Highlights Event online Thursday 9th December 2021! This year, Tracey Brown, director of Sense about Science will give the keynote address. The event will also feature highlights from our academic and industry partners and the winners of the second ADS Thesis Awards. This will be a online event and all are welcome to join us!

The ADS Highlights Event 2021 – 9th December

The event will take place at the Allard Pierson Museum and will include a keynote address from Tracey Brown, director of Sense about Science, an update on ADS from our director, Lynda Hardman, 4 min. pitches from the ADS Gold Partners and the announcement of the ADS Thesis Award winners.

Online Event

This will be a online, all are welcome to join us!

Register now to join us online.

Join us for an afternoon full of inspiring speakers!

Time:                          Activity:

15:00 – 15:05            ADS Introduction & Highlights
15:05 – 15:45             Keynote: Tracey Brown
15:45 – 15:50             AI Technology for people
15:50 – 15:55             Break
15:55 – 16:40            4 min. Partner Pitches
16:40– 16:55             ADS Thesis Awards
16:55 – 17:00            Closing remarks
17:00                            End

Partner Pitches

Each year we showcase the cutting-edge research from our Gold Partners during the Partner Pitches. Each speaker has four minutes to present their research.

  • Sara Magliacane – IvI, UvA
    Causality-inspired ML: what can causality do for ML?
  • Reza MohammadiABS (UvA)
    Graph-based Modeling for Complex Systems
  • Tessa Blanken – DSC (UvA)
    (Title to be continued)
  • Emma Beauxis-Aussalet – CS (VU)
    (Title to be continued)
  • Suzana Bašic and Marcio Fuckner – CoE AAI (AUAS)
    fake, real or unexpected: research on desinformation and filter bubbles at HvA’
  • Anita de Waard – Elsevier
    (Title to be continued)
  • Flavia Barsotti –  ING
    (Title to be continued)
  • Gabriel Lopez– VodafoneZiggo
    Improving the customer experience with AI

The ADS Thesis Awards

In 2020, the ADS Thesis Awards were introduced for BSc and MSc students. Both categories have two awards each (a total of four awards), where at least one of the winners (out of the two) in both, BSc and MSc categories must be a woman or someone from an underrepresented minority.

This year, winners of the awards will receive a cash prize sponsored by the UvA Data Science Centre, Elsevier, Prosus and ADS, as well as present their thesis work at the event.