Responsible Data Science Seminar Series - Event 02

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Room A0.08 - Oudemanhuispoort

Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 · 1012 CN Amsterdam

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Responsible Data Science Seminar Series

On 20 October, we will hold the second event of our monthly seminar series on Responsible Data Science (RDS), a joint collaboration of expert researchers from 11 knowledge institutions across the Netherlands: Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Delft University of Technology (TUD), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Leiden University (LU), Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Tilburg University (UvT), University of Amsterdam (UvA), VU Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc), VU University Amsterdam.

The RDS initiative is driven by the omnipresence of data making society increasingly dependent on data science. Despite its great potential, there are also many concerns on irresponsible data use. Unfair or biased conclusions, disclosure of private information, and non-transparent data use, may inhibit future data science applications.

For more information see the Responsible Data Science website



Date: Thursday 20 October

Time: 16:00-17:30

Location: Room A0.08 - Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 - 1012 CN Amsterdam (

16:00-16:05 Introduction & Overview on Responsible Data Science ( by Max Welling, Research Chair in Machine Learning, Informatics Institute, UvA (

16:05-16:25 Speaker 1: Birna van Riemsdijk, Assistant Professor, Intelligent Systems, Delft University of Technology ( on "To share or not to share? On responsibility in social software"

16:25-16:45 Speaker 2: Aad van der Vaart, Scientific Director, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University ( "Causality and uncertainty quantification"

16:45-17:00 Open discussion

17:00 – Networking and drinks

17:30 – Close


The RDS programme aims at generating scientific breakthroughs by making data science responsible by design. In RDS researchers from multiple disciplines connect to develop techniques, tools, and approaches to ensure fairness, accuracy, confidentiality, and transparency.

Big data is changing the way we do business, socialize, conduct research, and govern society. Data are collected on anything, at any time, and in any place. Organizations are investing heavily in Big data technologies and data science has emerged as a new scientific discipline providing techniques, methods, and tools to gain value and insights from new and existing data sets. Data abundance combined with powerful data science techniques has the potential to dramatically improve our lives by enabling new services and products, while improving their efficiency and quality. Many of today’s scientific discoveries (e.g., in health) are fuelled by developments in statistics, data mining, machine learning, databases, and visualization.

For more information see the Responsible Data Science website HERE (

Book your agenda for our future RDS events, dates will be as follows

(all Thursdays from[masked] in Amsterdam):

17 November 2016

15 December 2016