To develop both data science and the Amsterdam Data Science as hub of data science expertise, we aim to encourage cooperation between different areas of informatics research across the two universities. To bootstrap this cooperation, the ADS has called for proposals in which researchers could apply for two research assistants (0.2fte) working for a full year on a data science topic with an emphasis on projects that span different informatics disciplines. We received 20 thought provoking and interesting project proposals. We were able to fund the following six proposals covering a variety of domains and techniques.
Our student assistants and advisors for 2014 working on data science seed projects pic.twitter.com/ypycbTsEO3