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.
According to the SER, digitisation is a topic that is growing in relevance and is included in many socio-economic issues. Nanda Piersma is lecturer in Responsible IT at the AUAS, and is director of the AUAS Center of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence. Aside from that, Piersma is involved in various Amsterdam-based and national networks around Data Science, such as the platform for Practical ICT research (Prio), the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC). Until recently, Piersma was a Management Team member of Amsterdam Data Science.
Read more about Nanda Piersma’s appointment as member of the SER here.
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.
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.
Christian Schaffner has been appointed professor of Theoretical Computer Science, with special attention to quantum computing, at the Informatics Institute of the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The appointment came into effect on 1 December 2021.