AI Lustrum :
30 years of AI





30 years of education and research on AI in Groningen: A milestone worth celebrating!

Our study program has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years, evolving from its humble beginnings as a small program, “Technische Cognitie Wetenschappen”, educating just 30 students per year to its current status as a thriving institution, welcoming and nurturing the growth of more than 100 students annually.

We are thrilled to mark this special occasion with a dedicated event for current and former students and staff members. Are you one of those? Then please join us in celebrating these remarkable 30 years on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

The 30th anniversary lustrum is organised by the AI department of the RUG. For questions or comments, please contact Marleen Schippers:

Want to register immediately? Go here


2nd of November

9:00 Walk-in

9:40 Intro talk

10:00 Herbert

Jaeger: Neuromorphic Computing

11:00 AI Safety Initiative

11:45 Lunch

12:45 Alumni Q&A

13:15 Panel Discussion about the future of the programme

14:15 Rineke Verbrugge: Multi-Agent systems

15:15 Mattia Sabatelli: Deep Reinforcement Learning

16:15 Borrel/drinks

17:00 End

3rd of November

09:00 – 10:30    Coffee and tea

11:00 – 11:15    Welcome speech Niels Taatgen

11:15 – 12:30    Talkshow with 4 alumni hosted by Stephen Jones

  Starring: Paul Vogt, Maaike Harbers, Ayla Kangur, Francesco Bidoia

12:30 – 12:45    30 year AI in 30 pictures

12:45 – 14:30    Lunch

14:30 – 15:20    Past, Present and Future of AI, different perspectives

  Starring: Hamed Ayoobi and Petra Hendriks

15:20 – 15:50    Coffee break

15:50 – 16:10    Past, Present and Future of AI, different perspectives

  Starring: Lambert Schomaker

16:10 – 16:30    Results of the quiz & final words by Fokie Cnossen

from 16:30        Drinks

Time and place

The AI lustrum event will be held on Thursday the 2nd and Friday the 3rd of November with a Day program at the Martiniplaza and a party at the Stadslab.

Stadslab Website

Afternoon drinks and party will be in Stadslab

Martiniplaza Website

Talks and activities will be held in Martiniplaza

Registration for 30th Anniversary Celebration Event

Great that you want to join us for this lustrum!

Please complete this form to register for the event. We ask a small fee to cover part of the costs.