Funding for joint UvA, VUA, KNAW, Elsevier project
Amsterdam Data Science enters into a new collaboration with Elsevier and KNAW. As part of the NWO Creative Industry program, NWO and Elsevier will jointly fund te Re-Search project, on searching research data sets. The project, led by Maarten de Rijke, is a collaboration between UvA’s Informatics Institute, the Department of Computer Science at the VU University Amsterdam (Frank van Harmelen), the eHumanities group and DANS at the KNAW (Andrea Scharnhorst, Sally Wyatt) and Elsevier (Paul Groth, Anita de Waard). With a budget of 750k, the Re-Search project will run for four years and employ three PhD students.
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.