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International Mobility of Dutch AI Researchers is High

28 May 2020

The Rathenau Institute‘s latest report (in Dutch) on the international mobility of AI researchers shows that there is no “brain drain” of such expertise in the Netherlands but a “brain exchange”.

CWI’s 25th Spin-off Officially Launches:

19 May 2020 is the 25th startup to come out of CWI. It focuses on domain specific software engineering and serves clients in the field of finance, health and embedded.

Critically Assessing AI Tools and Cultural Data for Digital Humanities Applications

11 May 2020

An increasing number of our rich cultural heritage are available in digital formats. Humanities scholars have therefore added AI and other computational techniques to their research methods. In her PhD thesis, Myriam Traub explores sources of bias in data and tools used by humanities scholars.

Peter Bosman (CWI) Awarded €1mn NWO Open Technology Programme Grant

01 May 2020

Peter Bosman’s project proposal DAEDALUS (Distributed and Automated Evolutionary Deep Architecture Learning with Unprecedented Scalability) has been accepted by NWO TTW through its Open Technology Programme.

Thomas Kipf Awarded Doctorate Cum Laude and Online

01 May 2020

UvA PhD student Thomas Kipf received his PhD cum laude after the first ever PhD defence in the Amsterdam Data Science community to take place entirely online.

New Research Master in Business Data Science

29 April 2020

The Business Data Science Research Master programme has just been launched for students who have the ambition of pursuing a PhD in business at one of the business and economics schools at Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The new research master starts September 2020.

“Bridging the Digital Talent Gap” Report Launched

08 April 2020

Informatics Europe and the European Commission DG CONNECT‘s report on Bridging the Digital Talent Gap has been launched. The report provides recommendations in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Software Engineering.

Zhisheng Huang’s Tree Hole Group Helps in Battle Against COVID-19

02 April 2020

Senior researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Zhisheng Huang, has adapted his algorithm used to help prevent suicides in China to focus specifically on those weighed down by the mental stress caused by the virus.