Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

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.

Education programmes currently offered by the DKE are:

  • Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (Bachelor's programme)
  • Artificial Intelligence (Master's programme)
  • Data Science for Decision Making (Master's programme)
  • 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

News

  • Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    What do the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the bear pit at Aldenhofpark and the gate to the university library have in common? One: they’re special places to visit, and two: they all somehow remind Maastricht University’s math-oriented researchers of their work.

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  • keuzegids masters 2019

    UM number one in ‘Keuzegids Masters 2019’

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 

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  • Thomas Cleij appointed as new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    The Executive Board of Maastricht University (UM) has appointed Prof. dr. Thomas Cleij as the new dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

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  • Philippe Debie

    Odd one out: student presents bachelor thesis at esteemed conference

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Philippe Debie is literally going the extra mile to present his bachelor thesis at a renowned international conference in Santiago, Chile.

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  • ICT4Life

    ICT care solutions for patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    As part of the European consortium behind the ICT4Life project, Dr. Stelios Asteriadis and his group developed personalized care solutions for patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

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  • Penros and students

    The Road to Maastricht

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    What would you ask someone who, in the words of the organizers, played a major role in the story of science in the last 70 years?

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  • roger penrose

    Sir Roger Penrose at the Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering welcomes Sir Roger Penrose, emeritus Professor of Mathematics of the University of Oxford, for a two-day visit to Maastricht.

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  • KE@Work - Cake

    Five years KE@Work, more A-team than Beauty and the Beast

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    What makes the KE@Work partnership unique, and which philosophy is behind the programme’s collaboration?

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  • thuijsman weiss

    Solid as a cloud

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    With his new project Solid, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, tries to give users back ownership of their data. The internet hasn’t developed in the way he intended it. Data science progresses at a dizzying pace – are the people in the driver’s seat aware of their responsibility? We asked Gerhard Weiss, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Frank Thuijsman, Professor Strategic Optimization and Data Science.

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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancer

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.

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Stories

Sir Roger Penrose

The Road to Maastricht

28-01-2019

What would you ask someone who, in the words of the organizers, played a major role in the story of science in the last 70 years?

Steven Kelk

Bridge issues

06-03-2019

When you cross a bridge, what crosses your mind? Do you think about the weather, about your shopping list, or do you wonder whether you will catch the train?

Through Ariadne’s guidance

11-03-2019

The modern-day incarnation of an ancient Greek goddess is a software package that provides rigorous, mathematical certainty about problems involving change.

Hiding in plain sight

11-03-2019

Signals are everywhere, and they contain a lot of information. However, it is not so easy to see or to extract this information.

The math games surrounding us

11-03-2019

The cheerful statues of the Zaat Herremenieke are connected to hundreds of mathematicians worldwide, who work in a field called game theory.

Kateřina Staňková

Power dynamics

06-03-2019

The ability to reason gives humans an edge over beings driven by evolution, like cancer cells or animals. The outcome of this power imbalance varies depending on where you look.

Ralf Peeters

Sint Jan’s feedback

06-03-2019

Giving directions is an art. How do you give directions that are not only precise, but which also remain valid in whatever unforeseen situation comes up?

Kurt Driessens

Running up that hill…

06-03-2019

…with no problems? Hill climbing isn’t straightforward, whether that is for someone taking on a snowy mountain or for a computer trying to find solutions in an abstract space.

Advanced problem solving

11-03-2019

Did you ever stop to think whether you solved a puzzle in the most efficient way possible? Math is here to help, and you may want to pay special attention if you marshal trains for a living.

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