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Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

About us

The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) carries out the research and education in Artificial Intelligence and computer science at Leiden University.

It is our mission to improve the current computer science methods, systems and techniques. We explore new research areas that are relevant to society.

LIACS exists since 1996 and employs about 170 people at the moment. Many of our employees work in companies or governmental organisations as well.


LIACS collaborates with many Dutch and foreign institutes and companies. We have formal affiliations with the national research schools Advanced School for Computing and Imaging (ASCI), Institute for Programming Research and Algorithmics (IPA) and the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).

Supervisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Henri Bal - Chair (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Prof. Dr. Ad IJzerman (LACDR, Universiteit Leiden)
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Tiziana Margaria-Steffen (University of Limerick , Ireland)
  • Prof. Dr. Jos Roerdink (Universiteit Groningen)
  • Prof. Dr. Arno Siebes (Universiteit Utrecht)