Launch event

On November 13, 2013 – The Data Science Research Center officially launched. We had an exciting event with over 90 attendees. The event had exciting talks from top speakers involved in the center. You can find the schedule below with links to their slides.  We were excited by the enthusiasm of all the attendees to make Amsterdam a home for data science research. There’s more to come!

Photos of the event can be found here




Date November 13
Time 15.00 – 18.00
Location: Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam
Room: C1.110


15.00 – 15.30 Welcome with coffee

15.30 – 15.40 Opening of the DSRC by Prof. Jan Bergstra director of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam

15.40 – 16.00 Introduction of the Data Science Research Center by Dr. Marcel Worring

16.00 – 16.15 Prof. Maarten de Rijke (Information Retrieval)

16.15 – 16.30 Prof. Max Welling (Machine Learning)

16.30 – 16.45 Prof. Peter Boncz (Large Scale Data Management)

16.45 – 17.00 Prof. Henri Bal (High Performance Distributed Computing)

17.00 – 17.15 Prof. Cees de Laat (System and Network Engineering)

17.15 Closing by Prof Maarten van Steen, director of the Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam

Drinks and demos of

Data2Semantics: How to share, publish, access, analyse, interpret and reuse data?
StreamWatchr: A real time peek into the world’s listening behavior.
Fish4Knowledge: Large scale coral reef fish monitoring using undersea computer vision methods.
Multimedia Pivot Tables: a multimedia analytics solution for accessing large collections of images.

If you want to join the event please send an e-mail to

Domain workshops

In the first months after the launch event we will organize several domain specific workshops in which we aim
to establish joint research challenges.