Blog Archives

IMM Bachelor Thesis presentations

Tomorrow on Thursday June 23rd, the students of the IMM bachelor program will present their individual research. The presentations take place in the VU intertain lab during several sessions: 10:00 – 11:15 11:30 – 12:45 13:30 – 14:45 15:00 –

Posted in Courses

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 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

Posted in Awards, Data2Semantics, Events, Projects

Stitch by Stitch: Annotating Fashion at the Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum – Modemuze – COMMIT/ SealincMedia – Wikimedia Nederland Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Cuypers Library, the Rijksmuseum Fashion heritage, collected over centuries, can be found everywhere in museums: costumes, accessories, paintings, prints and photographs. But while some clothes and

Posted in Events, Projects, SEALINCMedia

ISWC 2016 – submissions 1 month away

It’s kind of appropriate that my last post of 2015 was about the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) and my first post of 2016 will be about ISWC. This years conference will be held in Kobe Japan. This year’s conference already

Posted in Events, Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

ICT Open 2016

Below you find some impressions from ICT.Open 2016. At this very nice event members from the Web and Media group and VU master students presented their ICT research. The images show me presenting the Observe project’s achievements so far. Oana Inel presenting the

Posted in Awards, Conferences, Events, Staff Blogs, Trip Reports, Victor de Boer

CrowdTruth @ Watson Experience MeetUp

CrowdTruth had an appearance at the Watson Experience MeetUp last week. Together with Zoltán Szlávik, my colleague from IBM, we talked about the pervasive myths that still influence how we collect annotation from humans. While time and money constraints definitely

Posted in CrowdTruth, Events, Projects, Teaching

Web & Media group receives COMMIT Zwaluw grant “Veracity of Big Data”.

Partners of this project are Dr. Davide Ceolin and Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Prof. Milan Petkovic and Dr. Milan Mykola Pechenizkiy (TU/e), LanceICT and SmartHomes. It tackles the problem of reasoning on the basis of unreliable

Posted in Awards, Events, Projects

Web & Media group receives COMMIT Zwaluw grant “ControCurator”

Partners: Dr. Lora Aroyo (VU, Web & Media Group), Dr. Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA), CrowdyNews and Beeld and Geluid. It aims to enable modern information access systems to discover and understand controversial topics and events by bringing together different types of

Posted in Awards, Events, Projects