Laura Hollink

Full Name
L. Hollink
+31 20 592 4047
Scientific Staff Member, Group leader, MT member
Laura Hollink


Summary of career path: 2002-2010 Researcher Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Semantic Web 2010-2012 Assistant prof. Delft University of Technology – Web Information Systems 2012-2014 Assistant prof. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 2014-present Tenure track researcher Information Access, CWI – Data Science for humanities and social science Laura Hollink is a recognized member of the Semantic Web community and has been active as chair of the PhD symposium (ESWC), tutor at the summer school (SSSW), and chair of the Linked Data (ESWC) and Data Science (SEMANTiCS) tracks. She has an interdisciplinary background with a PhD in Computer Science, a Master of Arts in Information Science, and a minor in Urban Sociology. She acquired funding for three interdisciplinary projects with political scientists and historians (PoliMedia, Talk of Europe, NewsGAC) and has initiated the USEWOD workshop series and a collaboration with Yahoo! Research.


All publications


  • de derde prijs in de beste demo wedstrijd van ICT.OPEN 2016. (2016)
  • LODLAM Open Data Prize at the SUMMIT 2015 for Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums on 29-30 June co-located with the Digital Humanities Conference in Sydney, Australia (2015)

Professional activities

  • Organizer: Usage Analysis and the Web of Data Workshop - USEWOD
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker: conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, IASA 2021
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: ADS event in collaboration with Databricks and WiTNL, Amsterdam
  • Speaker: Keynote speaker: CLARIN-PLUS workshop
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: kickoff meeting of Diversity Checker project by Bettina Berendt, Leuven
  • Committee member: Strategyteam NLAIC Cultuur en Media
  • Board Member: Advisory board of CEUR Workshop proceedings
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: ‘EuropeanaTech x AI’ webinar series
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: Rabobank "Geek Day"
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: VOGIN-IP-lezing (VOGIN & vakblad Informatie Professional)
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: Lecture ELSEVIER
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: Talk at DG ITEC European Parliament visit to CWI
  • Speaker: Invited speaker: symposium “Historische kranten als big data”, Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Current projects with external funding

  • Culturally aware AI (AI:CULT)
  • AI, Media & Democracy Lab (ELSA Lab)
  • Responsible Recommenders in the Public Library (PPS Koninklijke Bibliotheek)