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Projects and Awards
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Headlines Projects and Awards
ILLC and IvI have started a project with SAP focussing on text analysis and machine learning. Two PhD students have been appointed on this project. At ILLC Serhii Havrylov will start the PhD project under the supervision of Ivan Titov.
For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/faculteiten/faculteiten/faculteiten/
NWO has awarded 32 scientists a Vici grant of 1.5 million Euros, including ILLC staff member prof. Dr. Arianna Betti for the project 'Ideas at scale - Towards a computational history of ideas (e-Ideas)'. The funding will enable the laureates to do research for the next five years and to build up their own research group. Vici is one of the largest grants for individual scientists in the Netherlands and is part of NWO's Talent Scheme.
For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/Talent+Scheme/awards/
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), including ILLC staff member Prof.dr. Franz Berto (for the project LoC, "The Logic of Conceivability: Modelling Rational Imagination with Non-Normal Modal Logics"). An ERC Consolidator Grant is a prestigious personal grant of about two million euros and provides research support to talented researchers for a period of five years.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/press-releases/2016/02/ or contact F.Bertouva.nl