Andre Baart wins High Potential Award in Amsterdam Innovation Contest with Kasadaka
Congratulations to Andre Baart (UvA-VU) for being awarded 5000Euro for the High Potential Award at the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Impact Awards for the Voice SDK for the ICT4D voice platform Kasadaka.
The Kasadaka “talking box” is a platform to develop voice-based technologies for those who are not connected to the Internet, cannot read or write and speak under-resourced languages. Kasadaka has been extensively tested during the elective ICT4D course at VU, by 46 master students to build applications for farmers in rural Africa. Kasadaka is now being used in a new joint ICT4D course for students of VU and UNIMAS in Sarawak Malaysia, which started this month.
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).