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Internal Workshop Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

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Sign up for Workshop 20 May 2019 (14:45 - 18:00)
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workshop aim

The University of Twente has a number of strategic, cross-disciplinary research programs that aim to strengthen our (inter)national position.[1] An important domain for which we want to improve our reputation is Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI). To this end, the Digital Society Institute is organizing a workshop with the goal to come to a UT-wide strategic research program. Such a program defines the core elements and approaches to be taken for strengthening our position with respect to data science and AI. A successful proposal for a strategic program is normally financially supported with 275 kEuro per year, for some 3 to 5 years in total.

[1] At present, we have four programs operational: Human-centered Robotics, Personalized eHealth, Sensing Science & Technology, and Advanced Materials.


 

The DS&AI domain encompasses many fields of research including, but not limited to (complex) networks, anomaly detection, sensory data processing and interpretation, data fusion and integration, geospatial data analysis, data-driven modeling, information retrieval, machine learning, privacy preserving data processing, social sensing, explainable AI, human-systems interaction, neuromorphic computing, AI hardware accelerators, spatiotemporal scene understanding and natural language processing. Other subfields easily come to mind.

Likewise, application areas appear in abundance, as witnessed by the numerous data-oriented projects across all our faculties, many of which have strong links to modern artificial intelligence through the methods and techniques applied.

The proposed program will have clear links to existing UT strategic research programs, notably those where DS&AI already play an important role such as Personalized e-Health and Human-Centered Robotics. Equally important is that links to national and international initiatives are made, such as ICAI (https://icai.ai) and CLAIRE (https://claire-ai.org/). In this sense, the program will contribute to clearly positioning DS&AI research at UT.

The workshop is intended for all scientific staff involved in research at assistant /associate /adjoint /full professor level. To structure the discussions, we organize a number of round tables, each having a specific theme addressing a few questions that are provided beforehand. At registration, each participant will be asked to indicate a preference for one of the following subject areas that we will use for the round tables:

  • Health and sports
  • Smart industry
  • Society, sensing and interaction
  • Energy transition
  • Sustainable development & resilience

14:45   Doors open
15:00   Welcome
15:15   Maarten van Steen: overview AI & Datascience in Netherlands
15:30   Break & discussions in small groups
16:30   Plenary feedback and discussion
17:15   Wrap-up, conclusions, and planning follow-up
17:30   Drinks and snacks

for whom

The workshop is intended for all scientific staff involved in research at assistant /associate /adjoint /full professor level. To structure the discussions, we ask you to indicate a preference for one of the following subject areas that we will use as themes to discuss research challenges:

  • Health and sports
  • Smart industry
  • Society, sensing and interaction
  • Energy transition
  • Sustainable development & resilience

where & when

  • 20 May 2019
  • 14:45 - 18:00
  • DesignLab, IDEATE

speaker

Maarten van Steen provides an overview of AI & Datascience initiatives in the Netherlands.

registration

We welcome you at DesignLab. Participation is free of charge. We will count on your participation for creating working groups and catering. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask you that you let us know. Simply e-mail office-dsi@utwente.nl

Monday 20 May 2019 14:45 - 18:00
Internal Workshop Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
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