George Lakoff lecture now available online

On March 13, 2015, George Lakoff held a guest lecture at the VU entitled: “Why linguists are needed: The severe limitations big data analysis of linguistic corpora.” His lecture is now available online here: http://av-media.vu.nl/VUMedia/Play/81ed312e243a4cd4aa1101bb3dab80a41d

       In the spring of 2015 the Network Institute will organize a networking session between researchers and the Tech Labs of the university and companies and CSOs from outside the academic world. The aim is to facilitate and … Continue reading

Prof. Jane Hunter visiting VU

Prof. Jane Hunter (Director of the eResearch Lab at the University of Queensland, Australia) is visiting VU for 6 months till early Dec 2014. Contact: j.hunter@uq.edu.au Room: U356 Background: http://staff.itee.uq.edu.au/jane/         Current/recent projects include the following: e-Social … Continue reading

ICT4D in perspective

On 16 May 2014, the symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development” (ICT4D) was held at VU University Amsterdam. The event featured international speakers from different backgrounds, who were asked to present their perspective on the principles, practice and scientific background … Continue reading

ICT4D Symposium May 16, 2014

The Network Institute, Computer Science Department and International Office of VU organize a symposium on ICT4D, the quickly growing field of practice and study how Information and Communication Technologies influence and may contribute to social and economic development in the … Continue reading

VOICES project in the news

The (EU-FP7 funded) VOICES project, in which the W4RA-group from the Network Institute participates together with 11 other international partners including Web Foundation, North West University (SA) and Sahel Eco (Mali) and France Telecom,  was covered in an article in … Continue reading

Piek Vossen wint Spinozapremie

NWO bekroont beste wetenschappers van Nederland 10 juni 2013 Natuurkundige Michail Katsnelson, chemicus Bert Weckhuysen en taalwetenschapper Piek Vossen ontvangen de hoogste wetenschappelijke onderscheiding in Nederland: de NWO-Spinozapremie. Dat maakte Jos Engelen, de voorzitter van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk … Continue reading

Crowdfunding Day 2013

On 15th April VU and the Network Institute hosted Crowdfunding Day 2013. Crowdfunding Day 2013 was an event visited by about 200 persons ranging from crowdfunding platforms and consultancies, start-ups, innovation managers from the public and private sector, academic researchers, … Continue reading

The Network Institute in “True Science” campaign

The Network Institute has a double representation in the Volkskrant’s campaign on “True Science”. The Volkskrant’s campaign is aimed at highlighting best practices of verifiable science and at investigating the relationship between journalists and scientists (see http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/12587/Ware-Wetenschap/article/detail/3407903/2013/03/13/Waarom-ware-wetenschap.dhtml). After an internal call … Continue reading

Smartphones to treat depression

Members of the Network Institute (group of Prof. Treur) contribute to field-experiment that uses smartphones to treat depression. Wetenschappers van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hebben een innovatieve zelfhulpbehandeling op smartphones ontwikkeld voor mensen met somberheidsklachten. De behandeling heet Moodbuster en … Continue reading