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On July 9, 2024, the NeEDS paper Mathematical Optimization Modelling for Group Counterfactual Explanations (authors: Emilio Carrizosa, Jasone Ramírez Ayerbe and Dolores Romero Morales) has been awarded the prize SEIO-FBBVA 2024 in the category of Best Contribution in Statistics and Operational Research applied to Data Science and Big Data by the jury of the 5th edition of the Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa – BBVA Foundation 2024 Awards. Read more here and here .

On June 17, 2024 Emilio Carrizosa received the medal from the Spanish Statistics and Operations Research Society (SEIO) for his remarkable and continuous contributions that have significantly advanced the field of Operations Research both nationally and internationally. Read more here.

Dolores Romero Morales will give a plenary speech at OR2024, the International Conference on Operations Research 2024, Munich, on September 3-6, 2024, to present the NeEDS work on explainability and fairness in machine learning.

Emilio Carrizosa will give a plenary speech at the French-German-Spanish Conference on Optimization 2024, to present the NeEDS work on counterfactual explanations for machine learning (June, 18-21, 2024).

Emilio Carrizosa will give a tutorial speech at the 2024 INFORMS/ALIO/ASOCIO International Conference, to present the NeEDS work on counterfactual explanations for machine learning (June, 16-19, 2024).

On May 6, 2024 NeEDS will close the Online Seminar Series Machine Learning Mathematical Optimization. To read about the achievements of this initiative, read here.

Bart Baesens, professor of Big Data & Analytics at KU Leuven and colleague of NeEDS, has been nominated as one of the “Outstanding Academic Leaders in Data 2024” by CDO Magazine. Read more here.

NeEDS celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2024. Read more here.

The NeEDS project coordinator Dolores Romero Morales gave a plenary speech at the 38th Annual Conference of the Belgian Operational Research Society, University of Antwerp, February 8-9, 2024, to present the NeEDS work on explainability and fairness in machine learning. Read more here.

On December 8th, 2023 during the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges Info Session organised by the European Commission, the secondee Adrian Carrasco from our partner inetum_es  talked about the excellent experience during his secondment at KU Leauven. The video is here (min 12:23:40).

Jochen De Weerdt gave a keynote speech at ML4PM 2023, the Fourth International Workshop on Leveraging Machine Learning in Process Mining, on October 23-27, 2023, Rome (Italy). Read more here.

We are extremely happy to announce that our NeEDS WP leader Jochen De Weerdt has been promoted to full professor. The announcement was made on his Linkedin page here.

Emilio Carrizosa gave a plenary speech at Optimization2023, to present the NeEDS work on counterfactual explanation for machine learning (July, 24-26, 2023). Read more here.

NeEDS contribution to IFORS2023, Santiago de Chile (Chile), July 10-14, 2023. Read more here.

Dolores Romero Morales gave a keynote speech at the 43rd International Symposium on Forecasting in Charlottesville, Virginia – USA, on June 25-28, 2023, to present the NeEDS work on explainability and fairness in machine learning. Read more here.

Our NeEDS colleague Emilio Carrizosa from Universidad de Sevilla was on the Spanish national channel rtve, on a program about mathematics hosted by Clara Grima.
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The European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT) has just opened. It’s the first of its kind in Europe. Emilio Carrizosa from Universidad de Sevilla will be representing our H2020 MSCA RISE @needs_project there! Read more here. (April 2023)

Machine Learning and Mathematical Optimization at EURO2022, Espoo (Finland), July 3-6, 2022. Read more here.

Seminar Series: Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization. Read more here.

Dolores Romero Morales and Jimmy Martinez-Correa: Elected members of management committee of COST Action Fintech and AI in Finance (November 2020). Read more here.

Emilio Carrizosa receives XIII Fama Award in Sciences (September 2020). Read more here.

ECMI Postgraduate / VI Iberian / NeEDS Modelling Week at IMUS (July 2019). Read more here.