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(New) This month Dick de Jongh is affiliated to the UvA for 60 years
Dick de Jongh started 60 years ago as student assistent of Beth on the EUROTOM project. He came from Leiden University after his 'kandidaatsexamen'. The following year Hans Kamp also came to Amsterdam from Leiden. This is a conference picture of an event attended by Brouwer, De Jongh and Kamp in the course of the project.
Interview with Robert van Rooij on ILLC Blog
Robert van Rooij is the new director of the ILLC. In an interview on the ILLC blog, he shares his vision for the institute and his thoughts on the societal relevance of his research.For more information, see https://resources.illc.uva.nl/illc-blog/robert-van-rooij or contact Iris Proff at irisproff at gmail.com.
Robert van Rooij appointed as scientific director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
Robert van Rooij, professor of Logic and Cognition, is the new scientific director of the UvA's Institute for Logic, Language and Computation as of 1 July.
Van Rooij works on the semantics of natural language, informed by insights of cognitive science, and using formal tools from logic, (probabilistic) causal models, and decision and (evolutionary) game theory.For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/shared-content/faculteiten/en/faculteit-der-natuurwetenschappen-wiskunde-en-informatica/news/2021/07/robert-van-rooij-appointed-as-scientific-director-of-the-institute-for-logic-language-and-computation.html or contact Robert van Rooij at R.A.M.vanRooij at uva.nl.
Interview with Sonja Smets
Sonja Smets, the director of the ILLC, is handing over the directorship to Robert van Rooij. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on the last five years at the ILLC, on gender equality in science and on recent developments in AI, logic and quantum computing.For more information, see https://resources.illc.uva.nl/illc-blog/five-years-with-sonja-smets/ or contact Iris Proff at irisproff at gmail.com.