Amsterdam Data Science
Amsterdam Data Science
Newsletter October 2018
Newsletter October 2018
RESEARCH: Hinda Haned, Professor by Special Appointment of Data Science

Hinda Haned has been named professor by special appointment of Data Science at the UvA Faculty of Science. This chair was established on behalf of the Béta Plus Foundation. Hinda Haned’s research focusses on building algorithmic and intelligent learning systems in order to assist users in data-driven decision making. As professor at UvA, Haned will focus on developing methods for responsible data science.

EDUCATION: Want to hone your Machine Learning sills?

Join 6000+ Machine Learning enthusiasts and enrol on the Open Machine Learning Course. Starting 01 October for 10 weeks the course is designed to perfectly balance theory and practice, with each topic followed by an assignment with a 1 week deadline. Plus participate in Kaggle Inclass competitions and work on your own projects. The course is brought to you by our ADS Partner KPN & Yury Kashnitskiy (course leader and Data Scientist at KPN).

EDUCATION: AUAS Digital Society School Opens

September saw the launch of the Digital Society School: the new form of education within Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) that sees students, researchers and businesses work side by side on digital solutions to social problems. The Digital Society School was officially opened on 7 September by Touria Meliani (Deputy Mayor for Arts and Culture for the City of Amsterdam) and Geleyn Meijer (Rector at AUAS).

Calling all Companies: Want to Meet our Students?

Join the Connect Career Day of the Faculty of Technology, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (14 Nov), see HERE

Sign up for the UvA Informatics Thesis Fair (22 Nov), see HERE

Sign up to meet VU Digital Business & Innovation Master students (03 Dec), see HERE
Calling all Companies: Want to Meet our Students?

Applications are open for a special ACE entrepreneurship program in collaboration with CERN. The two-day program takes place on 25-26 OCT. The programme is designed for MSc & PhD students in exact sciences, information and business studies who want to learn the basics of venture creation and to experiment with commercialising selected cutting-edge ICT technologies developed at CERN.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ACE Incubation Program (12 NOV.)

Do you dream of starting your own company but don’t know where to begin? ACE helps founders build their startup with 12 weeks of training and support by leading mentors and business coaches. Exclusively designed for MSc students, researchers & industry experts. ACE provides the resources to build and grow your startup. 

VACANCIES: Want to Join our Network?

ADS has a range of vacancies, including the following from our Gold Partners:

3 PhD Posts in Big Data Management Technology - CWI

Researcher in Autonomous Negotiation Agents - CWI

Chair in Machine Learning - UvA Informatics Institute

Senior Data Scientist in Recommender Systems - Elsevier


ICT with Industry - Call for participation in the January 2019 workshop. The workshop brings together scientists and professionals from industry and governments to work on five exciting case studies. Deadline for applications: 16 November

NWO Crossover - Call for public-private partnerships (PPP), aimed at societal challenges in which the research themes connect several top sectors. The call is open to all scientific disciplines and the target is broadly composed interdisciplinary consortia (consisting of researchers, public and private partners). Deadline: 15 November

View the September Meetup Slides

On Thursday 20 September, ADS hosted a Meetup event on Smart Cities & Smart Health with presentations from CWI, UvA, and VU researchers, and visitors from Beijing also presenting. 

On Tuesday 25 September, ADS hosted a Deep Dive into Reinforcement Learning. The event was chaired by Zeynep Akata with presentations from Herke van Hoof and Sander Bohte.

Students, Fancy a Free Holiday?

Calling all Students! Want to win your next holiday? Come to the QChallenge Hackathon on 12-13 October. In 2-days student teams will develop a solution for an exciting data-driven business challenge. The hackathon, at Startup Village Science Park, is a collaboration between Qualogy, Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and ADS. All students welcome, you just need an interest in data science and AI, and tools such as Python, R and Hadoop. 

Save the Dates for our Events & our Partners!

11-12 October - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference - Amsterdam Business School

16 October (3PM) - Market Consultation - Amsterdam Data Exchange - Science Park (SP)

17-19 October – Workshop on Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine using Galaxy (VU)

18 October (12PM) – Björn Grüning - ELIXIR Galaxy (open source bioinformatics) (VU)

19 October (9:30AM) - Search Engines Amsterdam XL (SP)

19 October (12PM) - ICAI Science Talk - Trevor Darrell, UC Berkeley (SP) 

15 November (12PM) - Privacy & Security - CWI Lectures (SP)

15 November (5:30PM) - X+Y: Research and Freelance for Data Scientists
Data Science Events Around the Country

10 October - Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science Sports Symposium (Amsterdam)

29 October - 14th eScience Conference (Amsterdam)

27 November - Digital Society Conference (Amersfoort)

28-29 November - Making the Smart City Safe for Citizens (Heerlen)

12 December - FAIR Data Science for Green Life Sciences (Wageningen)

12 March 2019 - Big Data Analytics Europe (Rotterdam)
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