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(New) MoL students Nicolien Janssens and Nikki Westeijn part of winning project of Grassroots Science4all 2020
In 2020, employees and students were again called upon to apply for financial support for projects to improve diversity and inclusion at the Faculty of Science. This time no fewer than six projects have received a Grassroots Science4all grant!
Blog post on logic and how group beliefs form in social networks
For the World Logic Day on January 14, we published a blog post about the work of Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets. They use logical models to investigate how group beliefs form in online social networks.For more information, see https://resources.illc.uva.nl/illc-blog/the-madness-of-the-crowds/ or contact Iris Proff at irisproff at gmail.com.
Mike Yates (1939-2020)
Professor C.E.M. Yates, Mike to all who knew him, died on the 21st of December 2020 in Bangor, North Wales, at the age of 81. Mike will be remembered with affection by all who knew him: caring, generous and greatly supportive of his students and colleagues and the discipline.For more information, see here .
Blog post on automatic fake news detection
A new article on the ILLC blog discusses how natural language processing can help counter fake news on social media while also highlighting the ethical challenges that come with this technology.
The piece features research projects by Marco Del Tredici and Raquel Fernández as well as Shantanu Chandra and Ekaterina Shutova.For more information, see https://resources.illc.uva.nl/illc-blog/imagine-we-could-detect-fake-news-what-then/ or contact Iris Proff at irisproff at gmail.com.