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Headlines New Appointments
Sonja Smets has been appointed director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) effective 1 June 2016. Smets has been working for ILLC since 2012, where she joined the management team in November 2013.
In 2012 Smets moved with her research team from University of Groningen to UvA, where she became director of the ILLC PhD-programme. Her research programme, which is now part of the Institute’s Amsterdam Dynamics group, ranges over logic and its applications in areas such as formal epistemology and quantum theory. In 2009, she received a Vidi award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for her project on quantum logic and the applications of logic to quantum information theory. In 2012 she was awarded the ERC Starting Grant to fund her project on the logical structure of correlated information change.
Besides her work for ILLC, Smets was appointed member of the Scientific Oversight Committee of the Joint Research Center for Logic at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and UvA in 2014.