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Week review

The holidays are over and it's almost time for the exams. So we kicked off the new year with the New Years' Social and cut lose one last time for the endless hours in the university library start.

On Thursday we had the New Years' TAD with Staff to wish them all a happy new year as well. It was a fun event and plenty of people showed up.

A reminder for the GA next Monday!


General Assembly

Monday 15th of January, 17:00, BB 5161.0289

We would like to invite you to the General Assembly on the 15th of January. The meeting will start at 17:00. All relevant documents will be emailed to you and you can also find them on documents & templates.

An introduction to price prediction and trading tools by ING

Tuesday 16th of January, 19:30 Location: Newscafe Groningen - Waagplein 5, 9712 JZ Groningen

Can you predict the stock and bond prices? This is one of the most difficult topics in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis. Niels Denissen of ING will tell about there cutting edge technologies they use to help traders make their decisions, and the problems they are still facing.

Sign up here

Katana is a streaming platform designed for traders working at ING. It aggregates and enriches multiple financial market sources in real time to provide a single overview for them to base their decisions on. Additionally we use machine learning to augment this process by providing predictions with the knowledge of hundreds of thousands previously traded deals. With Katana, traders are shown to be faster and more accurate in their decision making process. Katana has been built with open-source software, including technologies such as Kafka, Flink, CouchDB, and Docker. The analytics stack has been built using Python, using Pandas, SK-Learn, and Keras.

My name is Niels Denissen and I currently work as a Data Engineer in ING's Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics team for project Katana. Before starting at ING roughly 2,5 years ago I finished a masters in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Utrecht and a bachelors of Computer Science at the Technical University of Eindhoven. I'm passionate about working with data: Providing fast and reliable solutions for complex problems, as well as practicing data science whenever time allows. Outside of work I like cycling, soccer, snowboarding, and value time spent with friends and family.

Study Support: Data Analytics and Communication

Thursday 18th of January, 11:00 till 13:00, NB 5113.0104

For the students who could use some extra help with Data Analytics and Communication, the StudCee is organizing a study support lecture wherein we'll give a brief overview of the course material, and answer any questions.

Study Support: Signals & Systems

Friday 19th of January, 13:00 till 15:00, BB 5161.0105

In this support session we will be giving examples from the five main topics; Sinusoidal Waves, Spectrums, LTI Systems, Fourier Analysis, and Z-Transformations. These examples will be taken from previous exams and tutorial exercises.

Board game night

Monday 22nd of January, 20:30, Het Concerthuis

We know that the exams are a stressful time. This is why the ActiviTee wants to help you relax with this chill board game night! Games will be provided, so you can sit back, have a beer and play games with your friends!

Study Support: Discrete Structures

Tuesday 23rd of January, 11:00 till 13:00, BB 5161.0289

Troubles with Discrete Structures? The graphs getting confusion or don't remember all your closures? Then come to this study support lecture. Where we will overview the exam material and practice the difficult problems.

Study Support: Introduction to Logic

Tuesday 23rd of January, 13:00 till 15:00, BB 5161.0222

Do you have any problems with Introduction to Logic? Do you want help in preparing for you exam? During this study support session, we will aim to discuss every topic in the course, with special attention going out to topics such as Semantics and Formal Proofs.

Join this last unofficial lecture given by students who have passed this course in the past. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.


Announcements by the board:

  • Good luck with your exams and come study in the "Cover Study Corner"!

Cover Study Corner

During the 2 weeks of the exams room 41b (the room next to the Cover room) of the Bernoulliborg will be an extra place you can study. We'll provide printed old exams (with answers where available) and of course there will be free coffee and tea. The room is reserved for Cover so it should offer a lot of extra study places for all of us when the study landscape is full. Hope to see you there


Cover has not had a magazine for some time now, but currently there is a plan for making one! This plan involves making one magazine this year, but for this we need a budget. This plan, and the changes to the budget, will be discussed at the GA coming Monday, so be sure to come.

Besides money to print it, we will also need content for the magazine. If you have ideas for content, are willing to write something, or want to help out in an editorial manner, feel free to contact us at

Sign up for Career Mailing

Do you want to know the latest career opportunities in Computing Science and Artificial Intelligence, or be kept up-to-date on all the career activities that Cover organizes? Then sign up for the Career Mailing! We will be sending you information on the latest vacancies and traineeships by Cover’s partners, and keep you posted on workshops and lectures where you can apply your acquired knowledge in practice.

If you haven’t already, you can sign up here

Apply for the AI promo team (DUTCH ONLY)

The AI promo team is looking for a new member. If you're very enthusiastic about your study and like to make high school students enthusiastic about it as well, this is definitely for you. The job requires fluency in Dutch though, so sadly it's not for internationals. For further information click here.

Deadline: 15 January

Looking for committee members!

See the website for a complete overview of committees that are looking for members! If you want to apply for a committee please email to let her know you're interested. A resume or motivation is optional, so feel free to just tell her you're interested!


Do you want to organize next year’s introductory day and introductory camp? Join the IntroCee!

Deadline: 21th of January


Next year Cover will celebrate her 25th birthday! Since this is such a special age, we will celebrate this with a lustrum week. Do you have nice ideas and want to organize this amazing week? Join the LustrumCee! (Note that only older year students can join the LustrumCee.)

Deadline: 21th of January

SympoCee (LAST CALL!)

Do you want to organise a grand symposium for a large audience, find the most interesting keynote speakers and get to know new people? Last year's theme was Made in Groningen, what will we learn about next year? Sounds good? Join the SympoCee!

Deadline: 21th of January


Are you creative or looking for a way to put your mark on Cover? Join the YearBookCee! The YearBookCee publishes a YearBook each year.

Deadline: 21th of January


Do you like helping your fellow students? Are you good at explaining things? The StudCee organises study support for all the Artificial Intelligence and Computing Science students. A first year computing scientist would really complete their ranks, but anyone is welcome!

Deadline: 21th of January

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