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Yde Venema new director ILLC, Rens Bod new deputy-director ILLC

Yde Venema has been appointed director of the research institute ILLC (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation) as of September 2011. He succeeds Dr Leen Torenvliet, who held this position since September 2009.

Venema studied mathematics in Groningen and graduated in 1992 at the University of Amsterdam with the thesis "Many-dimensional modal logic". As a professor of logic, he is, among others, leader of the NWO-VICI project 'Algebra and Coalgebra, the mathematical environments of modal logic'. His main research areas are the modal and algebraic logic, and the coalgebra.

In addition, Rens Bod has been appointed deputy-director of the ILLC succeeding Yde Venema, who holds this position currently.

Bod obtained his PhD in computational linguistics in 1995 at the University of Amsterdam. He was a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of St Andrews (UK) and is currently a professor of computational humanities at the UvA. Among other things, he is leader of the NWO-VICI project "Unifying Cognition: unsupervised learning with the DOP model".

For more information, see http://staff.science.uva.nl/~yde/ and http://staff.science.uva.nl/~rens/.

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