Data Science @ UM

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.

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.

News

  • 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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    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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    Claudia Egher wins IDS Vision Essay Competition

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Claudia Egher, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, wins IDS Vision Essay Competition

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  • GDPR

    The value of data

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    In May 2018 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. According to André Dekker, professor of Clinical Data Science we are so concerned about privacy protection that we’ve lost sight of the value of the data. “We need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.”

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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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    The future of data in academia

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    From Apple's personal assistant Siri helping you out to Netflix recommending content for you, artificial intelligence and big-data technologies are increasingly affecting our daily lives. Is society prepared for the data revolution we are experiencing? And what will the data-filled world of the future look like? These questions are being explored on 26 January during Maastricht University’s 42nd Dies Natalis. Keynote speakers Sally Wyatt and Michel Dumontier share their thoughts on data in academia.  

     

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    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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    Computer game researches compositions and harmony in the arts

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Maastricht researchers are bridging the gap between art, data and computer science

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  • DKE - Ancient games and Artificial Intelligence

    Ancient games and Artificial Intelligence

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Dr Cameron Browne comes from a game-playing family: ‘My mother valued the developmental potential of games, and my grandmother was the meanest Scrabble player I’ve ever encountered’. It is therefore not a coincidence that Browne has spent a large portion of his academic life researching games and has been awarded an ERC consolidator grant of €2 million to start up a five-year research project called the ‘Digital Ludeme Project’.

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  • Klokhuis Science Award

    UM research nominated for Klokhuis Science Award

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Read more
  • Institute for Data Science

    Institute of Data Science lands two major research projects on FAIR data

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is the only European research group invited to take part in an international research project led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in the USA.

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    Rico Möckel wins IMPACT COURSE competition

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    UM researcher Rico Möckel (DKE) won with his intelligent robotic game devices.

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  • DKE - Swarmlab

    Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering co-operates in shaping the factory of the future!

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    In the past months DKE has joined forces with several companies from Limburg in the area of industrial robotics with the goal of founding a new Fieldlab in Roermond, filled with state-of-the-art robotic equipment.

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    Rappers more educated than pop artists?

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    DKE student Thomas Vrancken uses text-mining to prove that the vocabulary of rappers is significantly richer than that pop music artists.

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  • Harry Potter

    Extracting spells in Harry Potter

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    How many spells are cast by the characters in the seven Harry Potter books? That’s what master’s students of Data Science for Decision Making Moritz Haine and Markus Dienstknecht wanted to find out in celebration of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary. To answer their question, they used text mining, an information retrieval technique common in computer science.

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  • IDS - Amrapali Zaveri - Best Paper

    IDS's Amrapali Zaveri wins 'Best In-Use Paper Award'

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Dr Amrapali Zaveri, along with the co-authors, won the Best In-Use Paper at the 14th European Semantic Web Conference for the paper entitled 'smartAPI: Towards a more intelligent network of Web APIs'.

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  • UM featured in series about exceptional universities

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    This week, Maastricht University was featured in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in a series about exceptional universities. Amongst other people, the newspaper talked to Professor Michel Dumontier, Professor Hildegard Schneider and Martin Paul, UM’s president.

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    Data science: changing the world one bit at a time

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    The amount of data produced by scientists increases by one third every year, according to the European Commission. How can they find their way around this mountain of data? This is the key question intriguing the new distinguished university professor of Data Science, Michel Dumontier.

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