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The AI Lab welcomes Lara Verheyen. The researcher joined the Evolutionary and Hybrid AI team to complete her PhD.
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The past week we have welcomed Rocs Canoy, student of Prof. dr. Tias Guns from Data Analytics Lab, who shared his work on learning preferences for vehicle routing from historic solutions. The presentation elaborated on Canoy’s investigation on a decision support system for vehicle routing which prompts the routing engine to learn from the subjective...
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Research Meeting with Dan Stowell (Queen Mary University of London) We were more than happy to receive this week Dan Stowell, Senior Research Fellow at the Queen Mary University of London, to hear him present his exiting research about bird communication: “Machine learning to uncover structure in bird vocal communication” Abstract Animal communication is a...
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The VUB Research Group SMIT (Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology) is looking for a new colleague. Do you… …speak Dutch? …have a good technical background? …want to join the Databuzz team? Check out the offer and apply before the end of this month!   Download the full offer below: Databuzz_vacature_imec-SMIT-VUBDownload
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Last Thursday, Tom Willaert, post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Lab, gave us an interesting talk about The ODYCCEUS Project – Opinion dynamics and cultural conflict in European spaces His presentation explored the potential of digital methods for the study of on-line opinion dynamics. Concretely, the talk outlined the philosophy and methods of the Horizon2020...
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Members from the AI Lab (Prof. Bart Bogaerts) and DataLab (Prof. Tias Guns, Rocs Canoy), have in collaboration with Jens Claes (a former master student of Prof. Bart Bogaerts at KU Leuven) won the holy grail challenge 2019. For this challenge, they developed a tool that translates so-called logic grid puzzles from natural language into...
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DOCUMENT LAYOUT ANALYSIS Prof. Ann Dooms and Ph.D. student Tan Lu from the Digital Mathematics Research Group (DIMA) won the 1st prize on the document layout analysis contest at the ICDAR conference with the DSPH algorithm. There were 9 academic and 3 industrial participants from France, India, China, the Czech Republic, and Vietnam. Their method,...
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AI Synergies
(BNAIC 2019) This year we are proud to organise, together with the ULB, the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and Brewery of Ideas, the AI Synergies conference that will be held on 6-7-8 November. AI Synergies will be a combination of the 31st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2019) and the Belgian-Dutch Conference...
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During last week’s research meeting, Denis Steckelmacher presented his research on Bootstrapped Dual Policy Iteration (BDPI). The PhD student explained his goals and how Sample-Efficient Reinforcement Learning will be employed in this process.
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Anna is a researcher of language evolution at the Centre for Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Sweden. Her research interests are related to several research areas at the VUB Lab, including Computational Construction Grammar, Emergent Communication and Language, and Computational Creativity.
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