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Rob van der Mei (CWI) and Sandjai Bhulai (VU) receive 2021 Huibregtsen Award

October 5, 2021

Professor of applied mathematics, Rob van der Mei (CWI/VU), and professor of business analytics, Sandjai Bhulai (VU), have been named the joint winners of the 2021 Huibregtsen Award for their research project on ‘Mathematics for a safer and healthier Netherlands’.

UvA-led consortium wins long-term NWO support for trustworthy AI

September 29, 2021

A University of Amsterdam-led consortium, which will focus on the development of trustworthy AI-based systems, will be supported with €25 million from the NWO via the Long-Term Programme scheme.

Yoni Schirris, IvI PhD candidate, wins first edition of UvA 3MT pitch competition

September 27, 2021

Yoni Schirris, PhD candidate at the Informatics Institute, UvA and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, has won the first edition of the UvA 3MT pitch competition (see video). He will represent the University of Amsterdam in the international finals in early October.

Queen Máxima opens a supercomputer for Dutch science

September 21, 2021

Queen Máxima performed the official opening of the new national supercomputer Snellius, ten times more powerful than its predecessor and located at Amsterdam Science Park. All researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes will be able to use it.

Innovation Fund Noord Holland finances UvA-IvI spin-off Ellogon.AI

September 1, 2021

Ellogon.AI develops AI technology for the diagnosis of cancer immunotherapy and is founded by Efstratios Gavves and Evangelos Kanoulas, researchers at the Informatics Institute, UvA. The spin-off has been awarded €297,000 from the Noord-Holland Innovation Fund to finance the development of its AI technology to assess tissue from cancer patients.

NEMO Exhibition: Bits of You

August 26, 2021

A new exhibit for adults has opened at NEMO’s De Studio. “Bits of You” demonstrates how the traces of data you leave behind every day affect your life. The exhibition runs until Sunday 9th January 2022.

Max Welling will lead new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam

July 30, 2021

As of September 2021, Max Welling will lead the new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam. He will keep his appointment at the University of Amsterdam as full professor and continue to supervise his students and postdocs.

Annette ten Teije appointed as Full Professor in AI in medicine

July 6, 2021

On 15 June, Annette ten Teije was appointed as Full Professor in AI in medicine at the Computer Science Department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Jointly with other VU researchers and various AI groups, she will perform research in the field of AI in medicine and set up a new AI for health master track.

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.