Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence..
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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.
T: + 31 (0)20 525 6086
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 3921
Faculty of Law
Institute for Information Law
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 3646 / 3406
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.
T: + 31 (0)20 525 4516
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 8344 / 7682
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 7532
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 8256
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 7521
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 7279 / +31 (0)6 17250595
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 7528
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 7516
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 5358
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.
T: +31 (0)20 525 2426