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Newsletter September 2018
Newsletter September 2018
RESEARCH: From Across Our Partners
RESEARCH: Maarten de Rijke Appointed University Professor of AI

Prof. Maarten de Rijke has been appointed University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval at the UvA. De Rijke will combine his new chair, which will be affiliated with the Faculty of Science, with his position as director of the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI).

De Rijke is the first of four new University Professors at the UvA who will focus on AI. De Rijke's research will develop new algorithms for connecting people to information, with the aim of developing algorithms that can be applied across domains.

RESEARCH: ADS Six-Month Report 2018

The six-month highlights report is out! So far this year we have increased our membership to 14 partners (10 academic and 4 industrial). Read about this, plus many more highlights and our future plans.


AI at UvA and VU: Frank van Harmelen and Maarten de Rijke on the sharp rise in students wanting to study AI

Economics and Business at UvA: Education director Peter van Baalen speaks to FD on how numbers have more than doubled in two years

Executive Education: In collaboration with The Analytics Academy (joint ADS, UvA, ORTEC initiative), De Persgroep has launched its own education program aimed at building the data science capabilities of their data analysts, scientists and engineers.

Data Science & Healthcare: Pilot launched, a collaboration between Amsterdam UMC, ACBA and VU, starts September 2018
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:

PhD Deep Learning – Informatics Institute – UvA

Postdoc Programming Languages – Informatics Institute – UvA

Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Business School UvA

Lecturer Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Amsterdam Business School – UvA

Junior Teachers Informatics – Computer Science – VU

Senior Machine Learning Scientist – Elsevier

Community Manager – Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industry – AUAS


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

KB Researcher in Residence 2019 - Early career social scientist, data scientist, computer scientist, humanities scholar, or researcher working with or interested in our digital collections? Deadline for applications: 30 September 

Young eScientist Award 2018 The Netherlands eScience Center awards €50,000 worth of expertise to a novel eScience idea. Alongside the eScience Center’s experts you will formulate your idea into a full project description.  Deadline for applications: 17 September

Dutch National Research Agenda - Interdisciplinary and knowledge-chain-wide consortia are called upon to submit research proposals that reflect the broad and innovative character of the NWA. Deadline for applications: 11 September
ADS Drinks & Data: Deep Dive Reinforcement Learning

Date: Tuesday 25 September
Time: 16:00-18:30
Location: C1.110, Science Park 904, UvA
Registration on Meetup
ADS Deep Dive: We delve into a data science topic in more depth.
The event will be introduced & chaired by Zeynep Akata (UvA). Speakers: Diederik Roijers (VU), Herke van Hoof (UvA), Sander Bohte (CWI, UvA)

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!

14 September (3PM) - Innovation Center for AI Meetup (AHold Zaandam)

18 September (4:30PM) - Inauguration - Sabine Niederer (AUAS) 

18 September (5PM) – Amsterdam Medical Data Science Meetup (Amsterdam UMC)

26 September (3PM) - Farewell - Ben Krose (AUAS)

28 September (4PM) - Search Engines Amsterdam (Science Park)

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

SAVE THE DATE: 06 December (1PM) - ADS 2018 Highlights Event (CWI Science Park)
Data Science Events Around the Country

27 September - Insight Out - Network Event for Women in Science (Amersfoort)

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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