UvA coordinating partner EDISON consortium
Yuri Demchenko from the UvA-Informatics Institute has been awarded a project found within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The project, entitled ‘Education for Data Intensive Science to Open New science frontiers’ (EDISON), has a total budget of 2.5 million euro, of which 555,000 euro has been allocated to the Informatics Institute as coordinating partner. The EDISON project pursues the establishment of data science as a new profession in support of developments and needs regards e-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.