Amsterdam Data Science
Amsterdam Data Science
Newsletter February 2018
Newsletter February 2018
Professorial Appointment for Cees Snoek

Cees Snoek has been appointed professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems (Faculty of Science, UvA). Cees is an expert on video and image recognition. A huge quantity of visual information (e.g. digital images and videos) is created everyday. A major challenge for artificial intelligence is to make this content accessible. This challenge is the primary objective of the Intelligent Sensory Information Systems Lab, which Cees Snoek will head in his capacity as professor. Together with his group, he will focus on semantic image understanding, image and video search, and interactive image analysis.

Amsterdam Data Science Career Fair - 28 FEB.

Have you heard? Amsterdam Data Science and the Big Data Alliance are organising a Data Science Career Fair for UvA and VU Master students. The response has been incredible and we are thrilled to announce that over 200 students and 24 companies have registered for the event! The students attending have broad backgrounds including Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Econometrics, plus many more.

New Partner - Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences, UvA

We are excited to announce that the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (UvA) have joined our ecosystem. The Faculty is the largest educational and research institution in the social and behavioural sciences sector in Europe. We are looking forward to the new collaborations and opportunities that this partnership will bring.
Is your Organisation keen to become an ADS Partner and benefit from our broad ecosystem? Contact us for more information:

Dutch Data Science Awards - Registration Open

Startups, companies, governments and PhD candidates have a chance to win one of the three coveted awards. Registration closes on 28 March. The ceremony is on 07 June. The Dutch Data Science Awards were created to put exceptional innovative entrepreneurship and scientific research in the field of data science in the spotlight. Initiators: the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen and the Big Data Alliance. 

ADS Researchers in the Media

- The eScience Center has announced 14 new collaborative projects to start in 2018, three of which go to ADS Researchers:
- Study from Peter Sloot & Michael Lees (UvA) yields extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the poverty problem in India
Responsible Data Science - 15 FEB. 4PM - VU

The RDS programme aims at generating scientific breakthroughs by making data science responsible by design. In RDS, researchers from multiple disciplines connect to develop techniques, tools, and approaches to ensure fairness, accuracy, confidentiality, and transparency (FACT). 
Introduction & Chair: Frank van Harmelen (VU)
Speakers: Gerard Alberts (UvA), Julia Noordegraaf (UvA), José van Dijck (KNAW, UU)

Save these Dates for our Events!

- Friday 23 February (4PM) - SPUI25 - Search Engines Amsterdam

- Thursday 29 March (9AM) - VU - ADS Coffee & Data Urban Analytics

- Tuesday 17 April (3:45PM) - AUAS - Nanda Piersma Inauguration - Big Data in the City

ACE & ADS Entrepreneurship in Data Science - 23 FEB. & 02 MAR.

In collaboration with Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneurship (ACE), ADS will organise a two-day interactive program for MSc & PhD Students. Are you curious about entrepreneurship but do not have a concrete startup idea? Do you believe your research can be transformed into a business case but don’t know where to start? Entrepreneurship in Data Science will allow you to experience all the challenging aspects of starting a company.

ACE Incubation Program - Starts 09 APR, Sign-up by 18 MAR

Want to learn how to build your science or tech company? ACE helps founders build their startup in 12 weeks of training and support by leading mentors and business coaches. The Incubation program is exclusively designed for MSc students, researchers & industry experts. ACE provides the resources to build and grow your startup.

Data Science Events from around the Country

- 06 February, Visual Data Science & its Role in Computational Medicine, Delft

- 22 February, TECH020, Amsterdam. Jointly hosted by VU Computer Science - Data Science companies book your place

- 19-20 March, ICT Open, Amersfoort

- 27-30 May, 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, Amsterdam. Call for Papers - deadline 11 February

- 04-06 July, International conference on Medical Imaging with Deep Learning, Amsterdam
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