New IPN Special Interest Group
Computer systems and networks are at the root of any ICT application, and therefore should not be taken for granted. The new IPN Special Interest Group ‘Future Computer Systems and Networking’ wants to ensure this. The group’s Manifesto on this topic calls for action through Dutch research and education.
Computer systems are a vital part of ICT
An important first achievement of IPN’s new Special Interest Group is the publication of a Manifesto to draw attention to the fact that computer systems are a vital part of ICT. The Manifesto represents the combined views of dozens of specialists, clients, and societal stakeholders in the Netherlands. In essence, the Manifesto calls for an investment in research to make computer systems manageable, responsible, and sustainable, make them usable as an engine for growth and innovation, and educate experts and the general population about this increasingly important infrastructure.
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.