Bachelor

Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

Did you program your first app while you were still in kindergarten? Are you married to your laptop? And are you always looking for logical patterns? Then perhaps you have the DNA of a knowledge engineer. In this bachelor's programme, you'll study logic, intelligent search, and machine learning. You'll collect and organise relevant information using mathematics and smart computer techniques. You also use models and computers for data analysis. The ultimate objective is to develop user-friendly software and intelligent systems for -among others-  healthcare, IT, robotics and commercial gaming. Upon graduation, you can look forward to a promising career, as data scientists and knowledge engineers are in high demand. The Harvard Business Review  even labeled data scientist as 'The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century'.

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  • 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
  • One thing is certain: for me this is the best option!
    Maartje Stokvis, Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

News

  • FHS - DKE KE@Work

    KE@Work shortlisted for 2018 Reimagine Education awards

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    The honours path for bachelor students of the Data Science and Knowledge Engineering programme, KnowledgeEngineering@Work or KE@Work, is shortlisted for the 2018 Reimagine Education awards. The reputable Reimagine awards seek to reward education innovators from around the globe.

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  • ralf peeters

    The art of doing maths

    Friday, August 24, 2018

    A portrait of Ralf Peeters, professor of Mathematics. Without him, the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, which offers one of UM’s most successful study programmes, would have been swallowed up by another faculty long ago. Not that he’d ever say as much himself. Read on for portrait of a bridge builder, a puzzler, an art lover and, above all, a scientist.

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  • Improving cancer patient outcomes via evolutionary game theory

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Evolutionary game theory can be utilized to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new study in the August 9th issue of JAMA Oncology.

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  • 25 years DKE

    Data scientists have the future (and control it)

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE).

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  • Can we use Artificial Intelligence to improve our educational system?

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Do we want, and is it possible, to improve our educational system via Artificial Intelligence? This was the central question during a special Ideation Session recently hosted by the Brightlands BISS Campus in Heerlen.

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  • Radically new approach of self-care for Alzheimer's patients

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    ICT4Life is an EU-funded project. Its objective consists in implementing an innovative platform that connects patients, families, health professionals and care-givers through user friendly tools.

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  • Keuzegids Master's - Top Rated Programme

    Data Science for Decision Making best Master's programme in it's category

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    The ‘Keuzegids Masters 2018’, released today, ranks DKE's Master programme in Data Science for Decision Making 1st place in the country for the category for Theoretical Master for Computer Science. Due to its high score, it has also received the "topopleiding" seal, which means that it belongs to the best Masters programmes in the Netherlands.

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  • cluitmans 1

    The hybrid researcher

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    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.

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  • Innovative Data Science research project wins award

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    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'.

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  • ijskast datascience

    The risks of convenience

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    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.

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