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.
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.