Hinda Haned from Ahold Delhaize appointed professor

Credit: Dirk Gilissen

Hinda Haned, principal scientist at Ahold Delhaize, has been named professor by special appointment of Data Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Faculty of Science. As professor at UvA, Haned will focus on fair and responsible data science and machine learning. Haned has been lead data scientist at Ahold Delhaize since 2015 and principal scientist since 2018. Her activities at Ahold Delhaize involve designing and building solutions to answer business questions with data mining and machine learning techniques. Read more

Erasmus Descartes Conference 2018 – Artificial Intelligence

On 15 and 16 November 2018 the Erasmus-Descartes Conference will take place in Paris, organised by the Dutch embassy in cooperation with the French embassy in the Netherlands. A total of 150 experts from the private sector, civil society organisations and the public sector have been invited to take part in this year’s conference, which will focus, after Big Data in 2017, on Artificial Intelligence in 2018. Max Welling and Arnold Smeulders will give presentations on the 15th.

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Welcome to the ICAI Meetup

ICAI now has a meetup, see https://www.meetup.com/Innovation-Center-for-Artificial-Intelligence/. Interested in the use of artificial intelligence for innovation? The first edition of the meetup will be on September 14, at Ahold Delhaize.

The AIRLab is looking for five PhD students

The AIRLab has just opened five vacancies for PhD students. The general area is AI for Retail, and the lab is looking to fill the positions as soon as possible.  Areas range from recommendation to federated search and conversational search to replenishment. Please see this page for more details.

ICAI Lecture by Ramesh Jain

On Wednesday 4 July 2018, Ramesh Jain (Institute for Future Health, Department of Computer Science, University of California) will give the inaugural ICAI lecture A Navigational Approach to Health.

What if an app could guide you to better health, similar to how GPS navigation directs you to your desired destination? Advances in sensors, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, data management, cloud computing, biology, and medicine allow approaching human health from a novel navigational perspective. (more…)

The AIRLab is looking for a director

The AIRLab has a vacancy for an assistant professor in artificial intelligence and information retrieval to be the director of the lab. Please visit this page to find out more.


ICAI is the Dutch hub in ELLIS, the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems, and initiative that was announced recently, with a strong focus on excellence in machine learning and attracting, training and retaining talent for Europe. See this site for more about the ELLIS initiative.

Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence officially launched

Science and business in the Netherlands are joining forces in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) will be officially launched at Amsterdam Science Park. The first lab within ICAI is a partnership with Ahold Delhaize.