ALICE Research: News
The ALICE institute of Groningen University, The Netherlands, is involved in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering research.
(also see our AI@RuG Newsletters)
- November 3, 2007. On the move, again. The department will move to the Bernoulliborg building: Nijenborgh 9, NL-9747 AG Groningen, PO box 407 NL-9700 AK Groningen, T: 00 31 50 363 6577, F: 00 31 50 363 6687
- October, 2007. We are reaching a record publication output, even before the year has ended!
- September 1, 2007. Dr. Marco Wiering is joining the department, accepting a position as tenure-track assistant prof. in Cognitive Robotics. His major expertise is in Machine Learning.
- July 9, 2007. Our student team Little Green Bats qualified and ended second for the RoboCup 2007 in Atlanta within the humanoid 3D simulation leage.
- March, 15 2007. Marius Bulacu (PhD defense): Statistical Pattern Recognition for Automatic Writer Identification and Verification.
- January 18, 2007. Wouter Teepe (PhD defense): Reconciling Information Exchange and Confidentiality
- January 11, 2007. The AI Dept. and the Computer Science Dept are joining their educational activities in the School of Computing and Cognition. This school provides the BSc/CS, BSc/AI, MSc/CS, MSc/AI and MSc Human-Machine Communication programmes. In Dutch: Opleidingsinstituut Informatica en Cognitie (OIC).
- April 21, 2006. Dr. Tjeerd Andringa has obtained an STW (applied technical sciences) grant in auditory monitoring of systems and processes, yielding (again) two Ph.D. students for the ALICE institute. Congratulations, Tjeerd!
- On Friday, April 7 2006, Dr. David Stork (of Duda, Hart & Stork) will present a lecture on collaborative annotation at the Nationaal Archief, Den Haag.
- Lambert Schomaker (Alice), Tijn van der Zant (Alice) and Marco Wiering (UU) have obtained an NWO/EW Open Competition grant, titled "Morph". This project will use the Blue Gene computer for learning to "google" in historical handwritten archives.
- On Thursday, March 16 2006, our students will organize the symposium Ambient Intelligence Groningen, AmiGro, with prof. Kevin Warwick on neural implants and Rob Tow (Sun Microsystems) on embedded systems and ubiquitous computing.
- On Friday 20th of January 2006, the NWO/Catch project organized a symposium at the Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag. Our NWO project "Scratch", which is in the area of handwritten historical manuscript retrieval, presented some results of their pilot study: a benchmark for retrieval results and tools for annotation (labeling). A large image set of more than 1000 scans of the archive Kabinet van de Koningin will be used as the experimental platform. Researchers present were: Tijn van der Zant (PhD student), Lambert Schomaker (coordinator), Fons Laan (scientific programmer) and Sveta Zinger (postdoc in computational linguistics, working in the group of John Nerbonne at CLCG).
- On the move!
The KI/RuG will move to Zernikepark 10,
Groningen: on February 6th, 2006
- On November 17th 2005, prof. Réjean Plamondon will give a lecture, titled Handwriting Stroke Trajectory Variability in the context of the Kinematic Theory [Abstract & CV]. The lecture will take place at 11 A.M., room 3111-039, A. Deusinglaan 2 (ground floor).
- Also on November 17th, 2005, prof. Andreas Dengel, member of the manuscript committee for Katrin Franke, will present a lecture at the computer science department.
- On November 18th, 2005, Katrin Franke will have here PhD thesis defence. Title: The influence of physical and biomechanical processes on the ink trace - Methodological foundations for the forensic analysis of signatures
Katrin has discovered very detailed shape phenomena in the ink trace of signatures. She has used a robot to systematically analyse the relation between movement and the tiny morphologic changes that are cause by the ink deposition during writing. So, apart from the shape of a signature itself, there is much more biometric evidence on who wrote it!
- October 2005. Early results of a pilot experiment in NWO/Catch project "Scratch" were presented at the SIREN conference of the Informatica Platform Nederland. There is a web site where you can see hit-list results.
July 2005. PhD student Wouter Teepe obtained a travel grant to present an invited lecture in the USA on non-partisan internet-based voting advice systems.
- April 2005. Moving Thoughts - A Brain-Computer Interfacing Project at RuG
The departments of Artificial Intelligence, Experimental Psychology and Human Movement Science are joining efforts in the area of Brain-Computer Interfacing.
Contact: prof. dr. Lambert Schomaker
... She tipped over the jury box, upsetting all the
jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below...
Jackson, A.E., London: Frowde, 1915.