Martijn de Waal Appointed ‘Persoonlijk Lector’
The Executive Board of the HvA has appointed Martijn de Waal as ‘Persoonlijk Lector’ within the Play & Civic Media Lectorate. Together with Lector Ben Schouten, he will further develop the research program of the lectorate.
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is the first university of applied sciences that has created such a position in order to give talented, doctoral (lecturer) researchers the opportunity to work in five years on a permanent appointment as a lecturer. The Play & Civic Media lectorate provides education and research on the themes: play & games, virtual reality and civic media (media that are used to solve social issues in a community). The appointment of de Waal, who has been a senior researcher at this research group since 2014, offers Play & Civic Media the opportunity to increase its strength in these areas.
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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.