Workshop on Social Influence & Actionable Insights from Social Networks @IJCAI 2018

The Joint International Workshop on Social Influence Analysis and Mining Actionable Insights from Social Networks (SocInf/MAISoN 2018) will take place in July 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. It will feature a special issue of Elsevier’s Information Processing & Management journal. More information about the workshop as well as the call for papers, will follow soon.

The workshop is part of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018), which in turn is this year part of the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM 2018) featuring amongst others ECAI 2018 and ICML 2018.




AlphaGo movie screening on March 8

On March 8, there will be an exclusive movie screening of the award-winning documentary AlphaGo. The program starts at 15:30 in lecture room 1 of the Science Campus (Gorlaeus Building, Einsteinweg 55, Leiden). The movie is made available to LIACS by Google, and apart from (Alpha)Go, provides relevant insight in innovative new techniques in Artificial Intelligence such as Deep Learning. The movie is followed by a Q&A session with colleague and AI expert Holger Hoos, as well as some drinks and snacks. Register here (free)

New project: Data-Driven Risk Assesment in Infrastructure Networks

A new 4-year project together with the inspectorate of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water will focus on new data-driven methods for risk assessment, with the aim to for example better coordinate inspection efforts. As part of this project, PhD students Antonio Barata and Gerrit-Jan de Bruin will work at LIACS on data of amongst other things (networks of) water transportation and vehicle movement. Welcome Antonio and Gerrit-Jan!

NLeSC Young eScientist award 2017

During the yearly Netherlands eScience symposium in Amsterdam, I was awarded the 2017 Young eScientist award for my eScience-related research with amongst others the Dutch National Police, but primarily the research done within our CORPNET group at the University of Amsterdam. Following up on our recently published work on offshore finance, the awarded grant will allow us to further this direction of research, including several options for dissemination through an online interactive platform facilitating data exchange and visualization.