New ICAI & Elsevier AI Lab
ADS Bronze partner, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) and information analytics company Elsevier announce new Elsevier AI Lab. The lab, an exciting combination of forces between science and industry, is located in the Science Park, Amsterdam. The new Lab is a further strengthening of the prestige that the Amsterdam region enjoys in the Netherlands and abroad as a knowledge center for data science and AI.
The collaboration is a win-win situation: data scientists from Elsevier get the opportunity to work closely with academics, contribute to education and science and even perform PhD research. On the other hand, academics get a better picture of how artificial intelligence is used in practice to solve social problems. In short, the Elsevier AI Lab bridges the gap between the scientific and business worlds.
With this multi-year partnership, ICAI (a national collaboration of the UvA, VU and the municipality of Amsterdam) will receive a special environment in which AI researchers together with Elsevier will become a real society to solve problems. On the other hand, ICAI shares advanced technologies and insights in the field of artificial intelligence with Elsevier.
Maarten de Rijke, Director of the ICAI and Professor of Information Retrieval at the UvA: “Exactly this meeting of the scientific world and input from the business community, both so strongly represented in Amsterdam, makes the Elsevier AI Lab so interesting from a scientific point of view.”
Frank van Harmelen, AI professor at the VU, adds: “The existing collaboration between VU, UvA and Elsevier will be put in a higher gear with this new Elsevier AI Lab. We will innovate on a wide range of AI techniques, including knowledge representation, machine learning and information retrieval.”
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).