ADS Senior Researchers Awarded NWO Funding for Deep Learning
NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) have awarded six new Perspectief programmes. The specific programme ADS researchers from CWI, UvA and VU are involved in will lead to more efficient deep-learning systems. With Perspectief, NWO is challenging scientists to establish a close partnership with industry and social organisations. It concerns multidisciplinary research with a special emphasis on application. Together the parties will develop new research lines linked to the top sectors.
About the project:
A computer that recognises dangerous situations on security footage is possible with deep-learning automated systems. However, before this kind of system can operate independently, you have to design and train it. Additionally, considerable computing power is required. ‘Efficient Deep Learning’ will use examples from daily life to make deep learning far more efficient. The techniques will also then be applied for other automatic visual inspections, tissue analysis, smart maintenance of equipment and intelligent hearing aids that can handle noisy environments.
The ADS senior researchers that will participate in ‘Efficient Deep Learning Systems’ are: Sander Bohte (CWI), Theo Gevers, Cees Snoek and Max Welling (IvI, UvA), Henri Bal, Mark Hoogendoorn (VU).
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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.