News HPDC group

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Energy Efficient Computing, see here for the details.

Chris Broekema will defend his PhD thesis “Commodity compute- and data-transport system design in modern large-scale distributed radio telescopes”  on 20 March 2020.

The NWO domain Applied and Engineering Sciences has granted €750.000 subsidy to the project proposal “Real-Time Video Surveillance Search” by Cees Snoek (UvA) and Henri Bal. Three PhD students and a software engineer will work on advanced large-scale computer vision, together with a consortium of 8 institutions around Schiphol Airport. See here for more details.


Jacopo Urbani, Ceriel Jacobs, and others have won a best resource paper award at the ISWC 2019 conference for their work on the VLog rule-based reasoner

We have new papers accepted at IEEE BIG Data 2019 and in the  Astronomy and Computing journal.​

We have four new PhD students working in the area of High Performance Computing and Deep Learning

Vladimir Bozdog has defended his PhD thesis “A Smartphone-Based Infrastructure for Decentralized Partnership Formation” on 4 September 2019.

Lin Wang has joined our group on 1 December 2018 as assistant professor

In 2018 we obtained funding for three new NWO projects (DAS-6, EDL, EPI), and an EFRO project (with ACBA and TATA steel), see our projects page.

Our DAS-6 proposal has been accepted by NWO  We have organized a DAS-6 vendor day on December 3, 2018, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

We have won the best paper award at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2017) for our paper “SenseLE: Exploiting Spatial Locality in Decentralized Sensing Environments”, authored by Nicolae Vladimir Bozdog, Marc X. Makkes, Alexandru Uta, Roshan Bharath Das, Aart Van Halteren and Henri Bal.

We are participating in a large new national STW-Perspective program called Efficient Deep Learning, see the EDL website and NWO news item.

Henri Bal become a member of the Editorial Board (Associate Editor) of IEEE’s Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) 

We have won the best paper award at the 5th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing for Large Scale Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics (ParLearning 2016, Chicago, 27 May 2016) for the paper Scalable Overlapping Community Detection by Ismail El-Helw, Rutger Hofman, Wenzhe Li, Sungjin Ahn, Max Welling and Henri Bal.

Our paper about DAS has been published in IEEE Computer (May 2016). The paper was authored by the DAS steering committee.