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Utrecht University AI Lab Digital Humanities funding awarded to Utrecht Data School for a co-financed PhD position with De Groene Amsterdammer

Principal investigator: Karin van Es (Utrecht Data School) Co-applications: Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Joris Veerbeek (both Utrecht Data School), Kees van Deemter (Information and Computing Sciences), Ayoub Bagheri (Methodology and Statistics), Beatrice de Graaf and Pim Huijnen (both History); PhD ‘Employing text classification models for journalistic inquiry on public debates‘ – Joris Veerbeek, MA Together…

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New horizons

Starting March 1st, 2022, Utrecht Data School (UDS) will become part of the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Utrecht University under the joint deanship of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities.  Investigating the implications of AI and datafication for our digital society requires concerted interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary efforts. Over the past…

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Gezocht: Junior Onderzoeker Datawerkplaats

Deadline reageren: 15 maart 2022 Startdatum: per 1 april 2022 of per 1 mei 2022 Contractduur: in overleg Gezocht Utrecht Data School, onderdeel van Universiteit Utrecht, zoekt een junior onderzoeker voor 0,2 fte (1 dag in de week). Salaris is conform dat van een student-assistent. Ben jij goed in het schakelen tussen verschillende partijen? Vind…

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Vacancy: knowledge and data engineer

For a project on Bias in Open Knowledge Graphs we are looking for a knowledge and data engineer. Job description The candidate will develop an application to automatically detect the different kinds of bias in Linked Open Data. This will be done through the utilization of machine learning and descriptive statistics. The application will support…

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Insights into the Utrecht Data School

This text is a translation of the original publication at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Network Society. In September 2021, Bennet Etsiwah, research associate in the research group “Data-driven Business Model Innovations” at the German Weizenbaum Institute, was a visiting researcher at the Utrecht Data School (UDS). In the following report, he explains what this…

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Are Knowledge Graph Embedding Models Biased, or Is it the Data That They Are Trained on?

Paper presentation by Wessel Radstok for 2nd Wikidata Workshop co-located with the 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021) http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2982/ Radstok, Wessel, Melisachew Wudage Chekol, and Mirko Tobias Schafer. Are Knowledge Graph Embedding Models Biased, or Is it the Data That They Are Trained on? In: Proceedings of the 2nd Wikidata Workshop (Wikidata 2021), 20th…

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OA Book Call for Contributions

Making a Difference!Novel Research Methods in the Datafied Society Background: Schäfer and Lauriault are critical, theoretical and practice based scholars who do data work within and beyond the academy. While doing so they have experienced the tension between the expectations of traditional forms of scholarly funded research, and doing novel forms of socially relevant empirical…

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Call for Participants | Online UDS Summer School 2021: ‘Exploring Culture Through Data’

Are you curious, eager to learn and would you like to have an enriching experience during your summer holidays? The UDS Summer School would make a great opportunity! We are more than happy to invite you to the Utrecht Data Summer School 2021. From Monday 19th of July until Friday 23st of July, we will…

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Van scherm naar straat

Nederlanders protesteren wat af. Zo klonk er afgelopen weekend nog in heel het land een #klimaatalarm en protesteerden mensen op het #Malieveld tegen de coronamaatregelen. Protestgroepen vinden elkaar op sociale media en roepen op tot protest. Hoe organiseren protestgroepen zich online en wat is de rol van de mainstream media hierin? In hoeverre zien we…

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The impact of COVID-19 on the operation processes of Utrecht Data School (DEDA)

It is fair to state that COVID-19 has caused a shock-wave across society and also affected our way of working. Due to the measures such as lock-downs, sudden decisions about digital solutions had to be enforced to facilitate remote working, reduce costs in response to uncertain times and shift engagement from physical to virtual. Digital…

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