Dutch Research Agenda Funding for research consortium with Maarten de Rijke as Principal Investigator
Maarten de Rijke, Professor of AI and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam, is the Principal Investigator of the consortium of the research project LESSEN: Chat-based Conversational Intelligence with Limited Resources. The allocated amount is 4.6 million euros.
The project has received funding in the third round of the Dutch Research Agenda programme Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). A total of 28 consortia will work in interdisciplinary teams on research that will bring both scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. The entire knowledge chain and societal organisations, including public as well as private parties, will work closely together in these projects.
A total of more than 149 million euros has been made available. The Dutch Research Agenda has contributed 131 million euros and the remaining 18 million euros is co-funded by the local and international consortium partners. The projects awarded funding focus on questions from society that form the substantive agenda of the NWA.
The consortia contain a wide representation of knowledge organisations as well as societal partners, varying from public parties such as Dutch and international museums, hospitals, universities and knowledge institutions, to foundations, patient associations and other citizen initiatives, municipalities, provinces and government ministries. Industry is also well represented.
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).