CWI & UvA Sign Partnership for Meaningful Control of Autonomous Systems
In this collaboration, CWI adds expertise in the fields of deep learning, statistical machine learning, game theory, and multi-agent reinforcement learning. TNO has knowledge about safe data sharing, explainable AI and human behaviour. It also applies this knowledge to innovations in the automotive sector, the legal and safety domains and the financial sector. The University of Amsterdam (UvA) joins the team with their Amsterdam Law School and the Institute of Informatics (IvI). The multi-disciplinary interaction between the MCAS members is expected to reinforce and accelerate research.
In the coming months all parties involved will focus on two case studies, in the areas of autonomous and cooperative driving, as well as justice and public services. From these studies bigger initiatives will be developed.
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.