Bachelor

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Until September 2020 Data Science and Artificial Intelligence was called 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.

This programme is taught by the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences.

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

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  • Rennende kinderen

    JOINclusion: developing kids’ soft skills through a collaborative app

    Monday, November 28, 2022

    How do you teach children empathy? The new research consortium JOINclusion, launched on 1 May, aims to help increase social inclusion among children between 7 and 12 years old, especially in multicultural classrooms.

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  • AI-powered curation and publishing of personal health data

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    A European consortium of 14 partners, coordinated by Maastricht University, has received €7.7 million euros in funding to streamline the curation and publishing of personal health data with the help of artificial intelligence. 

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  • Computer Science

    New bachelor’s programme in Computer Science

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    Maastricht University is about to add a new bachelor’s programme to its portfolio: Computer Science. The programme kicks off in September 2023.

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  • Show me your Twitter feed and I'll tell you what your problem is

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022

    Data scientist Marijn ten Thij studies human behaviour on the basis of messages posted on social media. For example, he mapped the changing mood during the corona pandemic using 3.5 million tweets. The analysis of this kind of data is not only socially relevant, it could also help individuals in psychological distress. The underlying patterns are quite intriguing, says Ten Thij.

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  • Kristian van Kuijk

    Giving a scientific push to cyclists at the Tour de France

    Friday, July 1, 2022

    Writing a thesis can be a lot of fun, particularly when you choose a subject that’s related to your favourite hobby. For Kristian van Kuijk, an avid cyclist, it’s even led to a dream come true. He’s found an accurate way to predict the energy burned by a rider during a race. The algorithm has impressed Team Jumbo-Visma, who are using Kristian’s predictions in this month’s Tour de France.

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  • Michel Dumontier, Ellen Narinx-Schrauwen and Mark Winands

    New ‘supergroup’: DKE and IDS jointly become Department of Advanced Computing Sciences

    Friday, June 17, 2022

    The new department broadly covers research and education in artificial intelligence, computer science, data science, mathematics and robotics. Over 100 staff members find their home in the new group, which is embedded in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

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  • Thesis awards for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Congratulations to Anna-Lena Krause, Krzysztof Cybulski and Frederik Calsius!

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  • Professor David Groep

    David Groep appointed as endowed professor of e-Infrastructure

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    As of 1 April 2022, David Groep holds an endowed chair at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering. His work revolves around the complex, large-scale ICT infrastructures that provide a foundation for similarly cutting-edge research.

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  • LHCB CERN

    SURF joins Maastricht University and partners in efforts in the field of quantum computing

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Maastricht University, Nikhef, CERN and SURF will address some specific challenges for the LHCb experiment in order to determine which elements of the data analysis chains are best suited for a quantum computing approach.

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  • Green Transport Delta

    Multi-million investment jump-starts ambitious Dutch mobility programme

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    Two large consortia of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in the mobility and transport sector will receive 47 million euros in government funding to realize breakthroughs in electrification and hydrogen applications in automotive, maritime and air transport.

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