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The Amsterdam Data Science Centre, part of the University Library, is pleased to host the second Data Science Day on Thursday October 13, 2022.

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Monique Kooijmans, Data Science Day 2021

This year’s event will feature a brand new programme, delivered in collaboration with the Social and Behavioural Data Science Centre. The programme consists of hands-on and interactive data science workshops, pitch presentations, a keynote presentation on social and behavioural data science, and the latest updates from the UvA Data Science Centre. There will also be opportunities throughout the day to connect with old colleagues and meet new ones too. 

The workshops will be held in the morning, followed by a keynote and plenary sessions in the afternoon. The day will conclude with networking and drinks. Everyone is welcome to register and join the event, the workshops will be open to UvA PhD students and employees only. Registration is free of charge. 

Time and location Data Science Day 

Time: 09:00 - 17:00, followed by networking and drinks
Date: Thursday 13 October 2022  
Location: Startup Village, Science Park 608 

The morning programme can be attended in person only. It is possible to attend the afternoon programme in-person or online.

Morning: Interactive workshops

Time: 09:00 – 13:00  

Two workshops will showcase the latest research being enhanced by data science within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the UvA. Both workshops will be hosted in-person at Startup Village in the morning. The workshops are open to all UvA PhD students and employees. Lunch will be included.

Workshop 1

Workshop on meta-analytic structural equation modelling, by Suzanne Jak.

Dr. S. (Suzanne) Jak

Associate Professor, Methods and Statistics Group at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education

Workshop 2

Workshop on the open-source programme for statistical analysis JASP, by Eric-Jan Wagenmakers.

Prof. dr. E.M. (Eric-Jan) Wagenmakers

Professor, Methodology Unit at the Department of Psychology

Afternoon: Pitch presentations and keynotes

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

The (hybrid) afternoon programme will kick off with pitch presentations about the UvA data science eco-system, and the latest updates from the UvA Data Science Centre. This will be followed by two keynote presentations on social and behavioural data science.

Keynote 1

One of the keynote presenters is Steven Scholte, Associate Professor at the Brain and Cognition Group in the Department of Psychology at UvA. Scholte will present on the use of deep learning neural nets that are conditioned on brain data to simulate perception in humans and other organisms. 

Dr. H.S. (Steven) Scholte

Associate Professor at the Brain and Cognition Group, Department of Psychology

Details of the second keynote presentation will follow shortly.



Registration for the workshops and afternoon programme will open this summer. Please let us know if you would like to attend and you will receive a notification.

Meanwhile if you have any questions about the 2022 Data Science Day, please do not hesitate to contact the Data Science Centre at

How the UvA Library supports data-driven research

The UvA Library supports data science providing tailored and hands-on support to researchers and faculties. The Library assists with research data management, offers training sessions and funding opportunities related to digital and data-driven research, and provides access to the UvA content collections and databases.