Monthly Archives: April 2016

Querylog-based Assessment of Retrievability Bias in Delpher

On March 17, we were invited by the National Library of the Netherlands to present the results of our study on retrievability bias in the Dutch historic newspaper archive. The research was conducted in collaboration with the WebART project and

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Prof. Patricia Lago named one of the top fifty most inspirational women in the Dutch technology sector

Inspiring Fifty is a pan-European programme that identifies, encourages, develops and showcases women in leadership positions within the technology sector. The aim of the initiative is to showcase and celebrate amazing women to provide girls and young women in the

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Best Paper Award for Grace Lewis and Patricia Lago

At the flagship International Conferences on Software Architecture, IEEE/IFIP WICSA and Comparch 2016, Grace Lewis and Patricia Lago received a Best Paper Award. The paper presents a decision model for cyber-foraging systems, i.e. software systems and cyber-physical systems that by design

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Dr. Nana Baah Gyan and the Web for Rural Development

Freshly minted dr. Nana flanked by his two paranimphs receives the laudation from supervisor prof. Akkermans. On 5 april 2016, Nana Baah Gyan successfully defended his PhD thesis “The Web, Speech Technologies and Rural Development in West Africa, An ICT4D Approach”

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Dr. Nana Baah Gyan and the Web for Rural Development

Freshly minted dr. Nana flanked by his two paranimphs receives the laudation from supervisor prof. Akkermans. On 5 april 2016, Nana Baah Gyan successfully defended his PhD thesis “The Web, Speech Technologies and Rural Development in West Africa, An ICT4D Approach”

Posted in Events, PhD Defenses, Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

A look back at the 3rd VU ICT4D symposium

VU Rector Prof. Subramaniam opens the symposium On 6 April 2016, the Third International Symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development (ICT4D)” was hosted by the VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS, the Computer Science

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

A look back at the 3rd VU ICT4D symposium

VU Rector Prof. Subramaniam opens the symposium On 6 April 2016, the Third International Symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development (ICT4D)” was hosted by the VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS, the Computer Science

Posted in Events, Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Fahimeh Alizadeh Moghaddam wins the ASCI Track Best Flash Presentation Award at ICT.Open 2016

Fahimeh, joint PhD student from S2 group at VU and SNE group at UvA, won the ASCI Track Best Flash Presentation Award at the ICT.Open 2016 in March. Congrats Fahimeh! In her work, she introduces a scalable power efficient approach to

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