Data Science for Decision Making
Do you like coming up with elegant solutions for complex problems? Do you find it challenging to extract patterns from large sets of data? Then you should consider getting a master’s in Data Science for Decision Making. In today’s world, many companies and organisations collect all sorts of data. They aim to extract useful information from it, to recognise patterns and anomalies. Data Science for Decision Making provides the mathematical tools to model and handle these datasets. It has widespread applications in business and engineering, ranging from scheduling customer service agents and optimising supply chains, to modelling biological processes and extracting meaningful components from brain signals. Upon graduation, you'll therefore have excellent qualifications to pursue a career as a data scientist, researcher or manager in many different industries.
This programme is taught by the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering.
- learn to extract valuable information from large datasets
- analyst, researcher, or manager; career opportunities are diverse
- no numerus fixus
- 2-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- starts in September and February
- weekly: 8 hrs classes, 32 hrs group work/individual study
- you’ll get an MSc in Data Science for Decision Making
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Education during the COVID-19 pandemic
As with nearly everything, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our current education. What is it like to study with us at the moment? In our blog, you can find the latest information and read back how we dealt with the changes coming our way since May 2020.
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A very nice place in my faculty is the Swarmlab, where you get access to equipment you don’t usually have
Meet Prof. Nava Tintarev, full professor of Explainable Artificial IntelligenceWednesday, June 2, 2021
Prof. Nava Tintarev joined Maastricht University in October of last year. She focuses on Explainable Artificial Intelligence, which has an important societal component to it.
An open book that doesn’t make senseTuesday, May 18, 2021
DKE’s Jerry Spanakis on responsible machine learning models, what algorithms can and can’t ‘understand’ and why that matters to all of us.
Dr. Chiara Sironi wins LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists Travel FundMonday, May 17, 2021
The Dutch Network of Women Professors announced the recipients of their annual travel fund earlier this month. Dr. Chiara Sironi (DKE) will use the funds to travel to China.
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