UvA to form part of Big Data Alliance
On 24 June 2015 the Big Data Alliance (BDA) launched. Within the alliance, The Faculty of Science represented by, amongst others, professors Sander Klous, Maarten de Rijke, Max Welling and Marcel Worring. The BDA aims to get an international head start with Big Data in order to generate new economic opportunities while at the same time offering a platform for people with expertise in this field to find each other and facilitate supply and demand.
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.
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.