Yoni Schirris, IvI PhD candidate, wins first edition of UvA 3MT pitch competition
3MT stands for “Three Minute Thesis”. It is a pitch competition that originally started at the University of Queensland, it has become an international competition with representatives of 900 universities from 85 countries all competing against each other. The pitches revolve around explaining your PhD research to a lay audience in a video of no more than three minutes. This year, for the first time, the University of Amsterdam joined the competition.
AI and Immunotherapy
Yoni Schirris is working on an AI application that can determine which cancer patients may benefit from immunotherapy based on standard microscopic images of their tumour. By winning the UvA 3MT pitch competition, Schirris received €1000 and will now record a new pitch to represent the UvA in the international competition.
Want to support him? As of September 20, you can vote for him to win the People’s Choice Award.
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.