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AIMMS sponsors first Dutch Data Science Awards

The winners of the first edition of the Dutch Data Science Awards, recently announced in Haarlem, included Quantib, data visualization expert Stef van den Elzen, AgroEnergy and CQM. AIMMS and AIMMS implementation partner ORTEC sponsored the awards along with EY, Lubbers De Jong, Microsoft and Motivaction.

Quantib, a medical technology company, won the Anthony Fokker Prize for helping doctors diagnose dementia more quickly and accurately by automating the analysis of MRI brain images and comparing them to the reference data of 5,000 participants in a Rotterdam study. To accomplish this, the startup uses artificial intelligence by deploying state of the art machine learning technology.

Dr. Stef van den Elzen developed groundbreaking visualization techniques for his Ph.D. dissertation at Eindhoven University. These techniques enabled him to gain insight into extremely large, complex networks, consisting of continuously changing data sets. The techniques for the visual analytics model presented in his dissertation are applicable to a broad range of domains. As VP Engineering at Synerscope, he is now using this technique to detect insurance fraud.

AgroEnergy, an energy partner for the greenhouse construction industry, and big data specialist CQM won the prestigious Hendrik Lorentz Prize for their work in the development of BiedOptimaal, a solution that helps agriculture companies with greenhouses to plan, optimize and automate their daily energy needs. Using the solution, greenhouse owners can take a large amount of external factors such as weather conditions, heat demand and CO2 into account while placing their energy bids. Predictions come together in an optimization model that determines the optimal bidding for the gardener. This smart use of prescriptive analytics helps them improve efficiency and use energy as sustainably as possible.

The Dutch Data Science Awards are the result of a cooperation between businesses and scientific institutions. The awards were initiated by The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) and the Big Data Alliance (BDA). KHMW, the oldest society for the sciences in the Netherlands, was established in 1752 to promote scientific research and bridge the gap between science and society.

 

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