An excellent video from our own DKE student Iulia Feroli, currently a data scientist at Mediaan, who explains how Facebook's facial recognition technology works - using pizza analogies!
The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering broadly covers Knowledge Engineering in teaching and research. Teaching takes place in the Bachelor's programme Data Science and Knowledge Engineering and the two Master's programmes Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Decision Making. Research at DKE is focused on Robotics, Agents and Interaction, Networks and Strategic Optimization and Biomathematics and Bioinformatics.
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Education programmes currently offered by the DKE are:
Knowledge is the central factor in modern society.
The research in the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) is organized in three research groups: "BioMathematics and BioInformatics" (BMI), "Robots, Agents and Interaction" (RAI) and "Networks and Strategic Optimization" (NSO).
KnowledgeEngineering @ work (KE @ work) offer ambitious students the possibility to gain work experience during their bachelor study.
I’ve always liked math, and when I am in a computer science class, I try to see the math behind things.
Research that transcends individual disciplines is highly regarded in academia, yet known to be incredibly challenging. Matthijs Cluitmans demonstrates that it is not only possible, but also of great added value. He obtained a joint PhD in 2016 from the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) and the School for Cardiovascular Diseases (CARIM). Before that, he studied both disciplines in Maastricht, and he now works for both institutes as well as at Philips Research.
A research project titled 'Intelligent games for assessing cognitive, social and physical capacities of elderly and children' was awarded a prize at the Pre-Dies Natalis symposium 'The Future of a Data-Driven Society'.
The EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will oblige companies to have a data protection officer, to inform authorities and affected individuals of security breaches, and to invest in data encryption and intrusion prevention and detection systems. This should improve the security of sensitive personal data – but it is important to remember that there’s no such thing as a perfectly secure system, according to Apostolis Zarras, cybersecurity expert.