Maarten de Rijke appointed VP Personalization and Relevance at Ahold Delhaize
Maarten de Rijke’s work with Ahold Delhaize will focus on building intelligent technology to connect people to information. Such solutions include search engines, recommender systems, and conversational assistants. De Rijke’s research focuses on the intersection of information retrieval and machine learning, where increasingly intelligent machines learn from interactions with users. In addition to his work at Ahold Delhaize, De Rijke will remain active as University Professor at the University of Amsterdam and as Director of the national Innovation Center for AI (ICAI).
The Kickstart AI member companies have committed to establishing joint positions of academic staff to enable private-public collaboration and facilitate researchers’ work in both industry and university settings. Job creation, retention of AI talent, and fostering shared AI knowledge are at the key drivers of the Kickstart AI initiative and recognized as essential elements in supporting economic recovery in the coming years.
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.