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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.

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet wins a WEnnovator Award

June 22, 2021

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet, Assistant Professor of Ethical Computing at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) received an WEnnovator Award.

2021 ADS Thesis Awards are now open nominations

June 16, 2021

ADS is seeking nominations for the ADS Thesis Award 2021 for the academic year 2020-2021. Winners of the awards will receive a cash prize sponsored by the UvA DSC, Elsevier and ADS, and will present their work at the ADS Highlights Event in December.

Judith Good appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things 

Dr Judith Good has been appointed as professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Center of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence have been awarded € 500,000 from KNAW/NRO

The Center of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence has been awarded a Comenius grant of € 500,000 for their project: AI4Students. With this grant they want to equip students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) with the tools and knowledge needed to be AI ready for when they enter the labour market.