News and Events: Projects and Awards

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Projects and Awards

  • Dominik Wehr awarded second prize Young Talent KNVI/KIVI Thesis Award for Informatics and Information Science

    We are very pleased to announce that Dominik Wehr received the second prize in the Young Talent KNVI/KIVI Thesis Prize for Informatics and Information Science for his thesis 'An abstract Framework for the Analysis of Cyclic Deriviation'. Dominik will continue the line of his thesis research as a PhD candidate at the Logic Group of Gothenburg University, under the supervision of Graham Leigh and Bahareh Afshari.

    The event can be followed via a livestream on 29 November 2021 from 14:00 till 18:00.

  • Sc.D. (Cantab) awarded to Benedikt Löwe

    Benedikt Löwe was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) by the University of Cambridge. He was admitted to the degree at the Congregation of the Regent House on 22 October 2021 by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Michael Proctor, Provost of King's College. The Sc.D. is a Higher Doctorate awarded for an original contribution to the advancement of science by a substantial body of work in a distiguished career.

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    ILLC's SignLab shortlisted for Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award

    ILLC's SignLab is among the 3 finalists for the Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award in the category Society! The finale will take place at NEMO on the 9th of November and will also be livestreamed. Registration is required to attend either the live event or the livestream.

    For more information, see https://www.amsia.nl/finalists/ or contact Floris Roelofsen at .
  • ILLC SignLab nominated for Innovation Award, vote now!

    Deadline: Sunday 10 October 2021

    ILLC's SignLab has been nominated for the Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award 2021. You can vote now!

    For more information, see https://www.amsia.nl/cases/florisroelofsen/ or contact Floris Roelofsen at .
  • Rochelle Choenni receives Google PhD Fellowship award

    We are pleased to announce that Rochelle Choenni has received a Google PhD fellowship award in the category of Natural Language Processing.

    For more information, see https://research.google/outreach/phd-fellowship/recipients/ or contact Rochelle Choenni at .
  • Dora Achourioti awarded NWO Comenius Teaching Fellowship

    Dora Achourioti was recently announced as one of the recipients of a Comenius Teaching Fellowship for her project “Building a Learning Path using Minecraft”.
    The Comenius Teaching Fellowships are an initiative of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) that looks to support professionals in higher education who want to implement innovative educational methods or techniques in their classrooms.
    Dora Achourioti's project uses Minecraft: Education Edition to creatively encourage student input and ownership of the learning process throughout the AUC 1st year mandatory course "Logic, Information, Argumentation".