Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering

Founded in 1992 as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, today the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) broadly covers Knowledge Engineering in research and teaching. DKE comprises three internationally respected research groups, having their focus on “Robotics, Agents and Interaction”, “Networks and Strategic Optimization”, and “Biomathematics and Bioinformatics”.

Education programs currently offered by DKE are Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (bachelor), Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Decision Making (both master programmes). DKE’s Bachelor Data Science and Knowledge Engineering has been ranked no.1 and is awarded the seal of Top Quality Programme by Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs for three consecutive years. With respect to both research and teaching DKE is engaged in various national and international cooperations.

  • I’ve always liked math, and when I am in a computer science class, I try to see the math behind things.
    Valentin Calomme, Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

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News

  • DKE - Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017

    Knowledge Engineering ranked first in Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    For the fourth time in a row our Bachelor Knowledge Engineering received the Quality Seal “Top Rated Programme” from Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017!

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  • UM Artificial Intelligence student wins multiple awards

    UM student of Artificial Intelligence wins multiple awards

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Dennis Soemers won the award for the best student paper at the annual IEEE...

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    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Good luck to our first year students who have their first phase project presentations today!

      As part of your bachelors and masters at DKE you have to undergo projects. Each semester you are given a project that you have to complete working in a small team.

      #DKE #ComputerScience #KnowledgeEngineering

      2 hours 51 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Full house at our first session at our Master's Open Day!

      #umdke #ummod17

      6 days 2 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      After passing the first round of competition these students are taking part in the Wiskunde Olympiade in our lecture hall at Tapijn. High school students from all over the south of Limburg come to take part and the winners will move onto the national competition.

      The students competing are all different ages and all have different plans for life after high-school some dreaming of the stars others maybe even future DKE students.
      #Mathematics #UMDKE #futureDKE

      1 week 32 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Congratulations to Dirk Bongers, one of our master students studying Data Science for Decision Making. Recently he won the ByteMAL Application Showcase for his bachelors thesis titled “Visualising how correlation networks change over time”. He applied it to visualising genes for biologists allowing them to better analyse data. Dirk started his masters this January after studying knowledge engineering for his bachelors. His main reason for staying was because of the many roads his masters could lead him down as well as the positive experiences he had from his bachelors.

      Want to learn more about studying at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering? Join us on Saturday at our Masters open day by signing up here:
      https://goo.gl/CRl7Wp

      #UMMOD17 #DKE #KnowledgeEngineering #AI #OR #MaastrichtUniversity

      1 week 21 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Meet Valentin, one of our current Master students studying Data Science for decision Making. During the last year of his bachelor at DKE, he participated in a masterclass organized by a local software company and ended up winning their contest. After winning he was sent to a prestigious conference at the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA. Thanks to the Masterclass, he now works as a part time data scientist at that company alongside his masters.
      Learn how studying here can prepare you for the working world. Our project centred learning helps make you more attractive to companies after your graduation.
      Sign up for our masters open day here
      https://goo.gl/CRl7Wp
      #UMMOD17 #DKE #KnowledgeEngineering #AI #OR #MaastrichtUniversity

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      1 week 2 days ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      We're going #green! In the near future our trash bins will be replaced with a more sustainable solution for waste seperation. Use less, recycle the rest.

      #UMDKE #gogreen #greenoffice

      1 week 4 days ago

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