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



  • 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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