NWO Grant for Maarten Marx & Project ACCESS
Maarten Marx of the Informatics Institute and Jaap Kamps of the Faculty of Humanities have received a grant of ca. € 500.000 for the project ‘ACCESS: Access to City Councils using Exploratory Search Systems’.
Open City Data has the power to connect the present, the past and the future, however much of the primary sources remain “hidden in the archives” because they are not linked to existing generic data. There are three principal barriers to realize this potential: first, most data is unstructured text and at a scale defying manual annotation; second, available structured data is encoded in ways preventing effective exploration; third, we miss a unifying perspective that can function as a framework to connect the wide variety of sources.
The funding by NWO is part of the Smart Culture: Creative Cities, Creative Industries program.
More info HERE
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).