The Amsterdam ELLIS Unit has officially been launched
The network, consisting of 30 units, is intended to create a strong community in the field of Machine Learning and AI in Europe. It aims to make Europe (more) attractive and competitive for talented researchers in the field of AI.
‘Within ELLIS Amsterdam, we conduct research in various areas of AI: information retrieval, multimedia, computer vision, natural language processing and Machine Learning’, says Machine Learning professor Max Welling, one of the founders and board member of ELLIS. ‘A very important part of ELLIS Amsterdam is the Geometric Deep Learning Research Program. We want to use geometric mathematics to gain insight into the fundamentals of machine learning in order to broaden its scope and arrive at new applications. With that, our program puts Europe at the epicenter of geometric deep learning.’
Twenty scientists from three different UvA institutes work within ELLIS Amsterdam: the Informatics Institute, the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. They work closely with colleagues from the 29 other European units through temporary exchanges of researchers. They also collaborate with parties outside the scientific world, with organisations such as; Qualcomm, Ahold Delhaize, TomTom, Bosch and Elsevier.
The program of the virtual launch included a compilation video in which the 30 European units presented themselves and spoke about their research.
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.
On the 22nd of September LAB42 will host its Grand Opening from 15:00 onwards. LAB42 is an international hub for developing talent in the fields of digital innovation and AI. The building is the result of a partnership between the UvA, the municipality of Amsterdam and the business sector.
The UvA Data Science Centre, part of the University Library, is pleased to host its second yearly Data Science Day on the 13th of October 2022.