Sindy Löwe wins KNVI Thesis Prize for Informatica and Informatiekunde
Learning without examples
In her winning thesis, Sindy Löwe describes an original and innovative concept within Artificial Intelligence, which she conceived and developed in collaboration with her supervisors Bas Veeling and Peter O’Connor. Unlike the common algorithms in AI, its “Greedy InfoMax” does not need examples to learn from. It provides a better explanation for and insight into the way in which cerebral neuronal networks learn.
Her thesis was chosen to be presented on the main stage of the NeurIPS conference, the most prestigious peer-reviewed conference in machine learning. There she also received one of the six ‘outstanding new directions paper awards’.
UvA thesis prize 2020
In October, Sindy also won the UvA thesis prize 2020 for her graduation work.
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.
On the 22nd of September LAB42 will host its Grand Opening from 15:00 onwards. LAB42 is an international hub for developing talent in the fields of digital innovation and AI. The building is the result of a partnership between the UvA, the municipality of Amsterdam and the business sector.
The UvA Data Science Centre, part of the University Library, is pleased to host its second yearly Data Science Day on the 13th of October 2022.