The DSC Awards Funding for 15 New Data Science Positions
The DSC aims to enhance the university’s research by developing, sharing and applying data science methods and technologies.
Through its Accelerate Programme, the DSC will support faculties as they pursue data driven research and stimulate the hiring of data scientists and engineers. The programme is not only intended to facilitate knowledge exchange throughout the university, but also incentivise the integration of these roles into existing research activity.
Six faculties were awarded funding via the Accelerate Programme, 16 proposals across the following faculties were awarded funding to help fund a data scientist or engineer:
- Amsterdam UMC
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Economics and Business
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Faculty of Science
The successful proposals will now start the recruitment process. These data scientists and engineers will interact weekly at the UvA Library where the DSC is based. This will stimulate knowledge sharing to strengthen data driven research across the university.
You can learn more about the Data Science Center on their website.
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).