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Vast amounts of data are being generated across all segments of society. If taken advantage of, these data offer an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate scientific discovery, to improve healthcare and wellbeing, and to strengthen our communities. Data Science is an interdisciplinary field concerning the scientific methods, systems and workflows used to obtain insights from data.
We are a pioneering, university-wide network of data-driven researchers at an institution with more than 25 years’ experience in Data Science education and research. Our community consists of multidisciplinary teams that address significant scientific problems and major societal issues through and related to data science including social, legal and ethical concerns in a wide range of academic disciplines.
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We have identified three key research themes to focus our efforts on:
We have identified two primary objectives in education:
Experts in Data Science from different application fields will meet in multi-disciplinary teams to share and combine their knowledge in order to create data driven innovations
How can we use data science to create knowledge that strengthens and empowers society?
The data science community, that's being established at Maastricht University, will help provide the answers.
Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE).
At the 25th of May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Applicable to the entire EU, its aim is to protect the individual rights of citizens while guaranteeing free and secure movement of personal data within the EU. Cosimo Monda, head of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity at the UM Faculty of Law, explains the consequences. “Companies and public bodies alike can benefit – if they come prepared.”
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.