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”.
6211 LH Maastricht
Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
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.
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.
How many spells are cast by the characters in the seven Harry Potter books? That’s what master’s students of Data Science for Decision Making Moritz Haine and Markus Dienstknecht wanted to find out in celebration of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary. To answer their question, they used text mining, an information retrieval technique common in computer science.
Research conducted by the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) has been positively evaluated by an independent review committee, carried out by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU).
Martin Rooijackers (Master student Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering – Maastricht University) and his LetaBot took part in the annual Student StarCraft AI Tournament and won in both the student-division as well as the mixed division!