Hinda Haned, Professor by Special Appointment of Data Science

Hinda Haned has been named professor by special appointment of Data Science at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Science. This chair was established on behalf of the Béta Plus Foundation. Hinda Haned’s research focusses on building algorithmic and intelligent learning systems in order to assist users in data-driven decision making. As professor at UvA, Haned will focus on developing methods for responsible data science.

Her objective is to research and develop solutions for best practices for safe and responsible applications of machine learning. For example, algorithms must be designed to avoid inaccurate and unfair outcomes against a given group of individuals due to hidden bias in the training data. Algorithm outputs must also be explainable and transparent to the decision makers and the subjects impacted by them. This research will determine effective approaches to addressing these challenges during the design and deployment of decision-making tools.

Haned has been lead data scientist at Ahold Delhaize since 2015 and principal scientist since 2018. Her activities at Ahold Delhaize involve designing and building solutions to answer business questions with data mining and machine learning techniques. From 2010 to 2015, she worked as a research statistician at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). During her time at NFI, she developed statistical models and open source software to facilitate the interpretation of complex DNA profiles. Haned has published extensively in multiple international peer-reviewed journals in forensic science. In 2014, she was awarded an EU grant to develop open source forensic software and organise educational workshops on the statistical evaluation of forensic DNA evidence. Haned obtained her PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Lyon, France, in 2010.

More info HERE

Read More

  • Davide Ceolin Selected as First IAS and DSC Joint Fellow.

    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 appointed as crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil

    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.

  • ADS Thesis Awards 2022

    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.