Annette ten Teije appointed as Full Professor in AI in medicine
Annette’s research focuses on knowledge representation and reasoning in the medical domain, e.g.: in medical guidelines, medical quality indicators and clinical trials. Excessive data has made it possible to construct and adjust medical models – not only by explicit modeling itself, but also by using data, digitally available literature or publically available knowledge sources (Linked open data). Contrary to the classic, merely knowledge driven approaches, this results in the integration of knowledge driven (reasoning) and data driven (learning) approaches. From the knowledge engineering, knowledge representation and the medical domain perspectives, Annette will aim to gain new insights. This research fits perfectly with the recently established VU Campus Centre Artificial Intelligence & Health.
About Annette ten Teije
Her interests include approximate reasoning, formalisation of medical knowledge, configuration of reasoning methods, and diagnosis. She obtained a degree in Computer Engineering in 1991 and spent a year in the computing industry before starting work on her PhD. She earned a PhD (1997) from the University of Amsterdam (SWI) for her thesis entitled “Automated configuration of problem solving methods in diagnosis”. She worked as a post-doc researcher at the Medical Informatics unit of the Imperial Research Cancer Fund in London, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (AI) and as a lecturer at the University of Utrecht (CS) before moving to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2002.
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.