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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence..

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to press@uva.nl.

prof. L.W.M. (Rens) Bod
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Rens Bod

Rens Bod is professor of Computational & Digital Humanities. He heads a research group that stimulates language acquisition and reasoning with computers. This knowledge is used to improve language processing programs.

E: L.W.M.Bod@uva.nl
T: + 31 (0)20 525 6086

prof. dr. L.W.M. (Rens) Bod

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Science

Prof Frederic Zuiderveen-Borgesius
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius carries out research into online data and privacy. His areas of expertise are privacy, surveillance, personal details, freedom of expression, cookies, online tracking and intelligence services, price discrimination and discrimination.

E: F.J.ZuiderveenBorgesius@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 3921

dr. F.J. (Frederik) Zuiderveen Borgesius LLM

Faculty of Law

Information Law

Institute for Information Law

Prof Natali Helberger
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger is professor of Information Law. She conducts research on how information technology and socio-economic circumstances affect the role and legal position of users of information. Furthermore, she is looking into the implications this will have for information users’ legal position, rights and obligations under current and future information law. Her research mainly focuses on media and data analytics, profiling, social media, privacy and users’ rights.

E: N.Helberger@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 3646 / 3406

prof. dr. N. (Natali) Helberger

Faculty of Law

Information Law

Credits: Faculty of Humanities

Prof. Beate Roessler

Beate Roessler is professor of Ethics. Her field of research includes theories of freedom and autonomy, theories of privacy, justice and equality, ethics and the good life, and feminist theories. 

E: B.Roessler@uva.nl
T: + 31 (0)20 525 4516

prof. dr. B. (Beate) Roessler

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Philosophy and Public Affairs

Sander Klous
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Sander Klous

Sander Klous is professor of Big Data Ecosystems for Business and Society. His areas of expertise are big data, data analysis, privacy by design, and the use of new technologies such as blockchain.  

E: S.Klous@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 8344 / 7682

prof. dr. S. (Sander) Klous

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Arnoud Visser
Credits: Monique Kooijmans

Dr Arnoud Visser

Arnoud Visser is a lecturer in Computer Science. His areas of expertise are artificial intelligence and robotics. The focus of his research is on the cooperation of robot teams, especially in the context of the RoboCup competitions.

E: A.Visser@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 7532

dr. A. (Arnoud) Visser

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Max Welling FNWI, professor Machine learning
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Max Welling

Max Welling is professor of Machine Learning. His areas of expertise are ‘deep learning’ and its application in the analysis of largescale data sets, as well as machine learning, artificial intelligence and statistics. 

E: M.Welling@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 8256

prof. dr. M. (Max) Welling

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Prof Marcel Worring, professor Data Science for Business Analytics
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Marcel Worring

Marcel Worring is professor of Data Science for Business Analytics. His areas of expertise are multimedia data sources, image processing, computer vision, information retrieval systems, data science, multimedia analysis and video search engines.

E: M.Worring@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 7521

prof. dr. M. (Marcel) Worring

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Julia Noordegraaf
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Julia Noordegraaf

Julia Noordegraaf is professor of Digital Heritage. She conducts research into how cultural heritage is dealt with, in particular into the way in which the context in which this heritage is preserved, displayed and viewed influences its interpretation.

E: J.J.Noordegraaf@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 7279 / +31 (0)6 17250595

prof. dr. J.J. (Julia) Noordegraaf

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

Prof Cees Snoek, Professor Intelligent Sensory Information Systems
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Cees Snoek

Cees Snoek is professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems. His areas of expertise are artificial intelligence, video image recognition and deep machine learning, for applications in, for example, healthcare, mobility and safety.

E: C.G.M.Snoek@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 7528

prof. dr. C.G.M. (Cees) Snoek

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Prof Theo Gevers
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Theo Gevers

Theo Gevers is professor of Computer Vision. His research focuses on theories and methods that are essential for computers to analyse and understand images and videos. His research also focuses on the study of human behavior in videos.

E: Th.Gevers@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 7516

prof. dr. T. (Theo) Gevers

Faculty of Science

Informatics Institute

Maarten de Rijke- IvI
Credits: J. Steenmeijer

Prof. Maarten de Rijke

Maarten de Rijke is university professor AI and Information Retrieval. His research focuses on the development of new algorithms to provide people with information. This involves methods that learn from user behaviour to dynamically adapt the information offered to users: self-learning search engines, recommendation systems and digital assistants.

E: M.deRijke@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 5358

prof. dr. M. (Maarten) de Rijke

Executive Staff

Informatics Institute

de Vreese, Claes
Credits: Bram Belloni

Prof. Claes de Vreese

Claes de Vreese is professor of Political Communication. His research focuses on the European Union, political journalism, election campaigns, the contents of news media and the effect they have on public opinion and behaviour.

E: C.H.deVreese@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 2426

prof. dr. C.H. (Claes) de Vreese

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Political Communication & Journalism