2020 information science research agenda

At ICT Institute we aim to combine academic research and practical applications. One way we do this, is by selecting topics for information research. Below is the list of topics that we identified as relevant in 2020. For each topic, one or more students from the Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit will write a thesis. A total…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Testing Face Recognition Algorithms on Algorithmic Bias

One of the most interesting research projects of ICT Institute was the thesis work by Jesse Tol. Jesse investigated whether face recognition algorithms do less well when used on people who wear headgear (scarfs, caps, hats). It is important that algorithms perform equally well when tested on headgear, since there are religious and cultural minorities…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Privacy management with ISO 27701

Accountability is a central principle in theĀ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This data protection principle creates the obligation to be able to demonstrate compliance. Simply doing your best to comply isn’t enough, but ‘appropriate technical and organizational measures’ have to be taken. Some form a privacy management system has to be in place to demonstrate…

Jelle Hoekstra

Cookies: the yes, the no, and the maybe

They are impossible to escape these days: cookies. Sometimes accompanied by a impenetrable cookie wall, a large banner, a small information bar, or nothing at all. Cookies allow certain website features, traffic analysis, and marketing. What is and is not allowed is not always clear, which many websites use to their advantage. In this article…

Joost Krapels

Coursera machine learning course

The Coursera Machine Learning course by Stanford University is a great advanced course on Artificial Intelligence. If you are interested in becoming an AI expert, you fortunately do not need to pursue a bachelor, master, or PhD in AI to learn what terms like Intelligent Agents, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks mean. In this article…

Joost Krapels