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News and Events: Projects and Awards

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Projects and Awards

  • Matthijs Westera appointed Assistant Professor of Linguistics and AI in Leiden

    We are very excited to announce that Matthijs Westera, who graduated from the ILLC in 2017, has accepted a position at Leiden University as Assistant Professor of Linguistics and AI. Congratulations, Matthijs!

    For more information, contact Floris Roelofsen at .
  • Jana Sotáková wins best paper award at CRYPTO 2020

    Jana Sotáková, PhD student at UvA and Qusoft , won the best-paper award at the IACR flagship conference CRYPTO 2020 for her article "Breaking the Decisional Diffie-Hellman Problem for Class Group Actions Using Genus Theory".

    Jana Sotáková is a PhD student of Christian Schaffner (ILLC, UVA), Serge Fehr (CWI) and Peter Bruin (MI Leiden). Her article is co-authored with Dr. Wouter Castryck and Dr. Frederik Vercauteren of the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) research group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven.

  • Davide Emilio Quadrellaro 2020 Prize for the best master thesis in logic by an Italian student

    We are pleased to announce that Davide Emilio Quadrellaro is one of the recipients of the 2020 Prize for the best master thesis in logic by an Italian student. This prize is annually awarded by the Italian Association for Logic and its Applications.

  • Lorenzo Galeotti elected to the Council of the Association CiE

    At the virtual AGM of the Association Computability in Europe on 2 July 2020, Lorenzo Galeotti was elected to serve on the Association Council for four years (2020 to 2024).

  • Election results FoLLI Board

    The members of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) have elected their new Management Board with some ILLC members: Sonja Smets was elected as new Vice President and Benedikt Löwe was elected as new member of the Board.

    For more information, see http://www.folli.info/.
  • Federica Russo receives RPA Human(e) AI Grant

    To accelerate the work on AI, the UvA has launched a new Research
    Priority Area, Human(e) AI, which aims to synthesise ongoing work and stimulate new research on the societal consequences of AI. We are pleased to announce that Federica Russo (ILLC), Eric Schliesser (Faculty of of Social and Behavioural Sciences) and Jean Wagemans (ACLC) receive an RPA grant for their project entitled Towards an Epistemological and Ethical 'Explainable AI'.

  • Davide Grossi receives RPA Human(e) AI Grant

    To accelerate the work on AI, the UvA has launched a new Research
    Priority Area, Human(e) AI, which aims to synthesise ongoing work and stimulate new research on the societal consequences of AI. We are pleased to announce that Davide Grossi (ILLC), Prof. Alessio Pacces (Amsterdam Law School, Amsterdam Business School), Prof. Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci (Amsterdam Law School) have received an RPA grant for their project entitled Collective Decisions in Law and Economics: A Computational Perspective.

    For more information, see https://humane-ai.nl/research/seed-funding-projects-2020-2021/ or contact Davide Grossi at .
  • Raquel Fernández and Sandro Pezzelle receive RPA Human(e) AI Grant

    To accelerate the work on AI, the UvA has launched a new Research Priority Area, Human(e) AI, which aims to synthesise ongoing work and stimulate new research on the societal consequences of AI. We are pleased to announce that Raquel Fernández (ILLC), Margot van der Goot (ASCoR) and Sandro Pezzelle (ILLC) have received an RPA grant for their project entitled Exploring Adaptation of Conversational Systems to Different Age Groups.