I am Viktoriya Degeler, an Assistant Professor in the CCI group at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My research is focused on reasoning and decision making systems for smart environments, activity recognition, digital twins, pervasive systems and context modeling and representation, with particular interest in sustainable applications such as energy and water management.
My career, always at the edge of both academia and industry, included an Assistant Professor position at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen, postdoc positions at the National University of Ireland in Galway and Delft University of Technology, a research engineer position at Airbus, Newport (UK), and the Lead AI engineer position in Cupenya, Amsterdam, where I was leading the AI department. I am active in promoting AI approaches in the industry, participate in Training in AI for SMEs program, and, earlier, acted as an AI technical mentor for startups of the AI Accelerator program at Rockstart Startup Accelerator, Amsterdam.
I am a patent holder and produced a number of peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, including receiving best demonstration and best student paper awards. I also acted as a program committee member on a number of conferences, such as ECML-PKDD, CIKM, CISSS, SOCA, ICSOC. I serve regularly as a reviewer and monitor for projects under the Horizon Europe (and, earlier, Horizon 2020) research framework, and coordinates research projects herself. I received several research grants, from funding agencies such as EIT Manufacturing, EIT Climate, AMS.