9 new projects and 2 new strategic alliances

December 8th, 2015

The Netherlands eScience Center is pleased to announce the initiation of nine new projects and two new strategic alliances in the areas of Disruptive Computer & Data Science, Environment & Sustainability, Life Sciences & eHealth, Humanities & Social Sciences and Physics & Beyond. The projects, scheduled to start in 2016, are collaborations with research teams from multiple Dutch academic groups and represent the latest step in the continued development of NLeSC’s project portfolio.

DTEC (Disruptive Technologies):

1. Enhancing Multiscale Computing with Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Quantification (e-MUSC)
Prof. dr. ir. A.G. Hoekstra
University of Amsterdam

2. Algorithmic Geo-visualization: from Theory to Practice
Prof. dr. B. Speckmann
Technical University Eindhoven

ASDI (Accelerating Scientific Discovery):

3. Towards Large-Scale Cloud-Resolving Climate Simulations
Prof. dr. D.T. Crommelin
CWI, Amsterdam

4. What Works When for Whom? Advancing therapy change process research by mining for therapy-related textual features in effective e-mental health interventions
Dr. A.M. Sools
University of Twente, Enschede

5. DynaSlum: Data Driven Modeling and Decision Support for Slums
Dr. M.H. Lees
University of Amsterdam

6. Enhancing Protein-drug Binding Prediction
Dr. D.P. Geerke
VU University, Amsterdam

7. Automated Parallel Calculation of Collaborative Statistical Models
Dr. W. Verkerke
FOM/Nikhef, Amsterdam

8. iDark: The intelligent Dark Matter Survey
Dr. S. Caron
Radboud University, Nijmegen

9. AA-ALERT: Access and Acceleration of the Apertif Legacy Exploration of the Radio Transient Sky
Dr. A.G.J. van Leeuwen
ASTRON, Dwingeloo

Strategic partnerships

In addition to funding major products, NLeSC has the facility to also fund strategic partnerships to enforce and develop key skills.

1. Detecting anomalous behavior in stadium crowds with location analytics based on data collected with WiFi and Bluetooth sensors in the Amsterdam Arena
Prof. dr. Sander Klous
University of Amsterdam

2. Error Detection and Error Localization Approaches for Radio Telescope System Health Management
Dr. ir. Albert-Jan Boonstra
ASTRON, Dwingeloo

About our project calls

NLeSC receives an annual budget from NWO and SURF, the majority of which is provided to Dutch academics as subsidy in the form of cash and the in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers. The awarding of both cash and expertise makes NLeSC unique, balancing the role of both funder and collaborator. Large Projects are supported to the value of €500K (combined cash and in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers) and result from annual peer-reviewed project calls.

The nine projects result from two recent calls (DTEC & ASDI). Large Projects are supported to the value of €500K (combined cash and in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers) and result from annual peer-reviewed project calls.

The purpose of the DTEC call is to support computer and data scientists in the research and development of novel eScience technologies and software. The purpose of the ASDI call is to enable domain scientists, working in application fields of Environment & Sustainability, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences & eHealth, or Physics & Beyond, to address compute-intensive and/or data-driven problems within their research.

For more information, please contact Dr. Frank Seinstra f.seinstra@esciencecenter.nl

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