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  • Research Lunch: Meet the Academy Assistants - We would like to invite you to the next Research Lunch organized by the Network Institute to facilitate exchange between researchers at the VU across faculties and disciplines. When: 14th of March, 12-13:30pm Where: NU-2B05 Register here This time, the Academy Assistants will … Continue reading
  • .NL domain registration transferred to US cloud - The .nl domain registration system has been transferred to Amazon Web Services (AWS), a U.S. cloud provider.  The Network Institute and others have signed an open letter instigated by the Internet Society Netherlands (ISOC NL), expressing our disappointment with the … Continue reading
  • Opportunity to Valorize Your Research - Would you like to go beyond publishing research and have a more significant impact on society by implementing your findings in the real world? The Network Institute wants to help with planning, executing, and piloting impactful outreach activities. The winning … Continue reading
  • 3rd Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Digital Society: Inclusive Technologies - The Network Institute is organising a full-day event on the theme of inclusive technologies. When: 1st March, 9am-3:30pm after which there will be a bingo and drinks Where: at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Register for free here Feeds and frontpages … Continue reading
  • Call: Connected World Proposals - The Connected World profile theme of the VU is offering up to 18,000 euros in funding to recruit two student research assistants over a period of 9 months. VU staff can apply and propose Academy Assistant teams. Deadline: 26 February, … Continue reading
  • Research Spotlight: Gender and Cybersecurity Decisions - How does gender affect cybersecurity decisions? A new study by Winnie Mbaka and Katja Tuma from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam shed some light on this question in their paper  “Role of Gender in the Evaluation of Security Decisions”, published in IEEE … Continue reading
  • End of the Second HumanCLAIM Workshop Edition - The second edition of the interdisciplinary HumanCLAIM Workshop brought together scholars from various European universities with experts at the VU to explore the human perspective on multilingual AI models. The workshop started with a social event to explore how the … Continue reading
  • Call for Outreach Initiatives - Would you like to promote your research and have a more significant impact on society? The Network Institute wants to help with planning, executing, and piloting impactful outreach activities. The winning initiative will obtain funding (up to 10,000 euros) and … Continue reading
  • Emotion Contagion from virtual humans - Emotion contagion in groups via virtual representatives Emotions are known to be infectious when people meet in person. By interacting with each other, a group tends to become more similar in the emotions they express, resulting in the display of … Continue reading
  • Ivano Malavolta Wins the Dutch Prize ICT Research - The NI director Dr. Ivano Malavolta has been awarded the Dutch Prize for ICT. The jury selected his work out of nine other exceptional entries for his innovative progress in the “green robotics software” field. Malavolta managed to expand the … Continue reading