News and Events: Projects and Awards
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Projects and Awards
(New) UvA385 Grant has been awarded to ILLC PhD student
The Doctorate Board of the University of Amsterdam has awarded UvA385 grant to ILLC PhD student, Mostafa Dehghani. In 2017, the University of Amsterdam is celebrating its 385th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the UvA was introducing a new type of grant, the UvA385 Grant, which enables UvA PhD candidates to acquire international experience. UvA385 Grants were offered on top of existing regular opportunities.For more information, contact Mostafa Dehghani at dehghani at uva.nl.
Benedikt Löwe elected First Vice President of IASCUD
At the General Assembly of the International Association for Science & Cultural Diversity (IASCUD) in Rio de Janeiro on 27 July 2017, Benedikt Löwe was elected to be the First Vice President of IASCUD for four years (2017-2021). IASCUD aims at studying philosophical and historical aspects of cultural diversity in science and scientific practice.For more information, see www.iascud.org/officers.html.
Ronald de Haan wins Beth Dissertation Prize
Ronald de Haan has received the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize 2017 for his dissertation on Parameterized Complexity in the Polynomial Hierarchy, which he defended at the TU Wien in 2016. This award recognises outstanding contributions in the areas of logic, language and information. Ronald joined the Computational Social Choice Group at the ILLC in April 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher, after having been affiliated with the institute as a regular visitor since 2014.
For further information on the award, consult the website of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) at http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74. The dissertation is available from Ronald's website at https://staff.science.uva.nl/r.dehaan/.