Recent Publications

Modelling human behaviour is still an ongoing challenge that spaces between several fields like social science, artificial …

This paper presents a method to model the intended destination of a subject in real time, based on a trace of position information and …

This paper describes a study in evolutionary robotics conducted completely in hardware without using simulations. The experiments …

Accomplish­ments

How To publish a world class paper in Science & Medicine

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Publishing your research can be a challenge. Think of determining your audience, choosing a publisher, and dealing with reviewers and editors. In this seminar, a publisher and two researchers shared their experience and insights.
May 2018 – May 2018

SIKS Course: Kaleidoscope Data Science

SIKS

Data Science is one of the most penetrating research trends of the last few years, and is finding more and more applications. Data Science techniques are also getting to be used as an instrument for other research purposes. The objective of this tutorial is to provide a kaleidoscopic overview of current trends, for both students in data science and students whose research is not primarily data science. Some presentations will take an application or industry perspective, some present ongoing research. The first day features several presentations on the data aspect (data quality, data cleansing), the second day is focused on analytics (such as an introduction into deep learning).
Feb 2018 – Mar 2018

Entrepreneurship in data science

Amsterdam Data Science

In collaboration with Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneurship (ACE), Amsterdam Data Science organised a two-day interactive program for MSc & PhD Students. Entrepreneurship in Data Science was an intensive two-day program that allowed us to experience all the challenging aspects of starting a company. Learn how to launch our own venture by joining interactive lectures, taking part in workshops by top science and business experts and listening to real-life stories from startup founders.
Nov 2017 – Nov 2017

SIKS Course: Research Methods and Methodology for IKS

SIKS

Research methods and methodology for IKS” is relevant for all SIKS-Ph.D.-students (whether working in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science or in Information Science), The primary goal of this hands-on course is to enable these Ph.D. students to make a good research design for their own research project. To this end, it provides an interactive training in various elements of research design, such as the conceptual design and the research planning. But the course also contains a general introduction to the philosophy of science (and particularly to the philosophy of mathematics, computer science and AI).

Presenting and pitching your research in English

Taalcentrum - VU

If you are scheduled to speak at an international seminar, then you will need to use English at the very highest level. You will need to keep your audience riveted during your talk. Sometimes you might be asked to spend a minute pitching your research to an international group of scientists. Or you may need to create a clear and concise poster presentation. You can work on improving all of these skills in our multi-session workshop, Presenting and pitching your research in English. You’ll learn how to present information clearly and correctly while keeping the needs of your international audience in mind.

Writing a Scientific Article

Taalcentrum - VU

The workshop offers you a step-by-step approach to improving your own article. You’ll first decide on the best structure for your article. Then you’ll work on your sections and paragraphs, and finally we’ll focus on fine-tuning your sentences and sentence structure. You’ll find scientific writing in English to be easier than ever thanks to our tried-and-true approach.
Jun 2016 – Jun 2016

International Software Architecture PhD School (iSAPS)

Lorentz center

iSAPS will provide young researchers and practicing architects from the industry, the opportunity to learn from the leaders in the field. The school will train the participants in the most recent methods, tools, and theories that are being produced in the top research groups and industrial environments. The format will combine lectures on cutting-edge topics with hands-on sessions on industrial cases. The participants will work on the cases from the point of view of their own research (students) and practice (architects) in break-out groups in order to put the theoretical knowledge into practice. The output of this hands-on work will consist of innovative solutions to technical problems and a research agenda to elaborate on complex problems in the long term. The PhD students will get the opportunity to work on real industrial problems, while practicing architects will enrich their knowledge with state-of-the-art theories. We also expect new collaborations between research groups and the corresponding organizations from the private and public sector. After the school, we plan to publish a technical report including the summaries of the cases and lessons learned.