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Expert Talk: JADS, alive and kicking

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Date 3 Feb 2022
Time 19:30 to 21:00
Location Online
Speakers Eric Postma, Willem-Jan van den Heuvel & Ksenia Podoynitsyna

Expert Talk: JADS, alive and kicking

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Join us for the first Expert Talk in the JADS Lustrum series, in which we will talk to the 3 JADS scientific unit leaders Ksenia Podoynitsyna, Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, and Eric Postma, to tell the origin stories of JADS, and look at the past, present and future.

Lustrum series

As part of the first JADS lustrum celebrations, we will dedicate a series of JADS Expert Talks on the scientific competences that we have developed at JADS over the past five years.

This series will feature round table discussions focused on the scientific contents of the three JADS research units: Data Analytics, Data Governance and Data Entrepreneurship. The discussion will provide a full overview of what has been achieved so far and will reveal some of the plans for the near future. To put the units’ developments in a broader perspective, a number of guests will join at the round table discussion to provide their views on the state of affairs and the future prospects. We are looking forward to lively debates and you are cordially invite to tune in and participate.


19.30 – Welcome by Emile Aarts
19.35 – Round table discussion with JADS Unit Leaders: JADS Alive and Kicking
19.55 – Guest Ingrid Heynderickx
20.15 – Guest Max Louwerse
20.25 – Guests: two JADS Alumni
21.00 – End

About the Expert Talks

In early 2020, JADS launched the concept of Expert Talks. Small scale, interactive, hybrid events where an expert in a certain field gives a presentation about their personal experiences and expertise on a data science related subject. He or she is then joined at the table by other experts, industry leaders or young talent for an interactive discussion, in which the audience can participate as well. More information:

Guests: JADS Unit Leaders

Willem-Jan van den Heuvel

Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel is a full professor in Distributed Enterprise Computing and acts as the scientific director of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Enginee3ring (JADE) lab, which concentrates on data-engineering and governance theories, concepts, techniques and tools. His research interests are at the cross- junction of software service systems, data engineering and AI. His expertise revolves around the following major research themes: serverless computing and FaaS, Big data pipeline and processing architectures, (micro-)service engineering (including service governance) and legacy system modernization.

Eric Postma

Eric Postma, as Professor of Artificial Intelligence, has been involved with JADS since its inception. Initially, together with Jack van Wijk, he was the scientific advisor to Arjan van den Born. Currently he is the coordinator of the JADS Data Analytics Unit. In addition, he is the scientific director of the KPN-JADS Responsible AI lab, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) lab. Eric has contributed to education and research at JADS and played an active role in the Professional Education program.

Ksenia Podoynitsyna

Dr. Ksenia Podoynitsyna is Associate Professor of Data-Driven Entrepreneurship at JADS, the Joint Graduate School of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. She also serves as the Program Director for the master “Data Science and Entrepreneurship” and is the Data Entrepreneurship research unit head @ JADS. Her research focuses on the ways data allows to create and capture value through innovative business models, ecosystems and platforms.

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