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Stacey Jeffery wins ERC Starting Grant for quantum algorithms on quantum computers with limited memories

January 18, 2022

Stacey Jeffery, senior researcher at CWI’s Algorithms and Complexity Group and QuSoft in Amsterdam, is awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro for research on Algorithms, Security and Complexity for Quantum Computers (ASC-Q). The grant helps ambitious younger researchers launch their own projects, form their teams and pursue their best ideas.

Which stereotypes are ingrained in AI language models?

January 5, 2022

Depending on how exactly they are made, AI algorithms can inadvertently discriminate or perpetuate stereotypes. In a new study, researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) describe a way to find out which stereotypes are ingrained in AI language models. They also show that those stereotypes can shift quickly if you feed the AI new data.

ADS Presents Tech020 | Career fair for Data Science & AI

January 2, 2022

Looking for talent? Amsterdam Data Science will be hosting its third career fair for final year bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students on March 3rd.

Three promising researchers from the Informatics Institute (UvA) and the CWI received a Veni Grant

December 24, 2021

Simon Telen (CWI), Eric Nalisnick (Informatics Institute) and Vlad Niculae (Informatics Institute)  received Veni Grants from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The recipients can use the Grants – up to a maximum of 280,000 per researcher – to further develop their research ideas over the next three years.

Data without pizza #3: A talk on AI in health by Professor Peter Szolovitz

December 23, 2021

The Data plus Pizza meetups by Amsterdam Medical Data Science are back: for the time being, they’re held online, and without pizza. In the third non-pizza edition, AMDS hosted a talk on AI in health by Peter Szolovits, professor of computer science and engineering at MIT and head of the clinical decision-making group within the Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL).

Winners of the ADS Thesis Awards Announced!

December 9, 2021

The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2020 are Rachel van ‘t Hull and Hongyu He in the BSc category, and Selma Muhammad and Martine Toering for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 9th of December 2021.

Vacancy: Community Manager for Amsterdam Data Science

November 12, 2021

Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) is looking for a Community Manager who is interested in strengthening the  Data Science and AI ecosystem in Amsterdam. If this sounds like you, apply now!

Sennay Ghebreab receives Black Achievement Award 2021

November 5, 2021

Sennay Ghebreab, associate professor of Socially-Intelligent AI, received the Black Achievement Award 2021. Ghebreab received the Black Achievement Award in the category Science and Education for his academic contributions to inclusive artificial intelligence and for his social engagement with diaspora communities.

A.M. Turing Award Evening

The A.M. Turing Award Evening took place on Thursday 4th November, titled “Compilers, Algorithms and International Collaboration”. In the webinar, three scientists discussed the latest developments in the field of compilers and algorithms.