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News and Events: Projects and Awards

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Projects and Awards

  • 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.

    For more information, see http://www.ailalogica.it/premi/premio-32/ or contact Nick Bezhanishvili at .
  • 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.

  • Rens Bod has been appointed International Francqui Professor at Ghent University

    We are pleased to announce that Rens Bod (ILLC) has been appointed International Francqui Professor at Ghent University. This appointment includes a visit to the faculty of Arts and Philosophy from Februari until June 2021.

    For more information, see https://www.ugent.be/lw/nl/actueel/nieuws/rensbod.htm or contact Rens Bod at .
  • Henkjan Honing receives ABC Research Grant

    Henkjan Honing (ILLC ) and Pilou Bazin (FMG) received an ABC Project Grant for their proposal on studying how temporal expectations shape musical experience in the human brain. This interdisciplinary project takes advantage of a wide variety of expertise available within the University of Amsterdam. It was reviewed as “novel and exciting”, with a “solid experimental paradigm and well-defined predictions at the computational and neural level”, using “state-of-the-art modelling and imaging approaches”.

    For more information, see https://abc.uva.nl/ or contact Henkjan Honing at .
  • Robert Paßmann receives Cultuurfondsbeurs

    Robert Paßmann received a Cultuurfondsbeurs of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds to visit the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2020/21. He will become a member of St John's College, Cambridge.

    For more information, contact Benedikt Löwe at .
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    Floris Roelofsen has been awarded a grant in ZonMw's COVID-19 programme

    We are pleased to announce that Floris Roelofsen (ILLC) has been awarded a grant in ZonMw's COVID-19 programme. With this grant Floris Roelofsen (ILLC) and A.S. Smeijers (AUMC) will improve the communication between health care providers and deaf patients.