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ADS Presents Tech020 | Career fair for Data Science & AI

06 January 2021

Looking for talent? Amsterdam Data Science will be hosting its annual career fair for final year bachelor, masters and PhD students on February 18th.

CIDR 2021: Final call for participation

06 January 2021

The annual Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) will be hosted for free and online this year, starting on 11th January to 15th January 2021. Register now to see keynotes from Benoit Dageville, co-founder and president of products at Snowflake and Kunle Olukotun, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University and co-founder and chief technologist at SambaNova.

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics

11 December 2020

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet, assistant professor of ethical computing at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has been listed on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2020 list.

Winners of the Inaugural ADS Thesis Awards Announced

10 December 2020

The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2020 are Johanna Heddes and Nick Tehrany in the BSc category, and Rochelle Choenni and Mario Giulianelli in the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event.

Somaya Ben Allouch appointed professor by special appointment of Human-System Interaction for Health and Wellbeing

10 December 2020

Dr Somaya Ben Allouch (1979) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Human-System Interaction for Health and Wellbeing at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), with effect from 1 January 2021.

First official sponsor of Amsterdam ELLIS

07 December 2020

The Amsterdam ELLIS unit that was officially launched earlier this year on 15th September has secured a gold sponsorship from Qualcomm Technologies Inc.


26 November 2020

State Secretary Mona Keijzer signed thirteen deals for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Through these deals, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is contributing over seven million euros to regional SME projects of provinces and municipalities. This gives businesses an incentive to innovate, digitalise and operate internationally.

CWI Fellow Martin Kersten Receives Royal Decoration

20 November 2020

Database pioneer Martin Kersten has been awarded a royal decoration. Kersten was appointed Knight in the Royal Order of the Netherlands Lion, recognizing his merit in pioneering database research.