Faculty of Science
The University of Amsterdam
(UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Science
(FNWI) has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.
The mission of the Informatics Institute
(IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.
The Video & Image Sense lab
(VIS) studies computer vision, deep learning and cognitive science, making sense of video and images with artificial and human intelligence. It positions itself within the AI research theme, with clear links to the Data Science theme of the Informatics Institute. The VIS Lab is strongly embedded in the larger UvA and Amsterdam artificial intelligence ecosystem with connections to multiple public-private Innovation Centres for AI
(ICAI) labs and spin-off's including Kepler Vision Technologies and Ellogon.ai.
The position is with Dr. Efstratios Gavves, Associate Professor in the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. Dr Gavves and ERC Starting Grant laureate, who is more than happy to help with mentoring on how to develop an excellent academic profile, including how to work on a vision, prepare proposals, and of course collaborate in excellent research. At the University of Amsterdam, we have an open and friendly attitude to open research, collaborations, and independent thinking.
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