News & Activities
A strong, vibrant, and rewarding academic environment is essential for excellent Data Science research. Through a wide variety of community activities UM aims to foster an interfaculty environment for collaborative innovation in the development and application of data science technologies. The community activities will take place both online and offline. The online community platform will be a place to share events, news, success stories and ask questions. Offline activities will entail seminars, workshops and symposiums.
Data Science Research Seminar Series
The Data Science Research Seminar Series brings together data scientists from across Maastricht University to discuss breakthroughs and research topics that are related to Data Science.
Data Science Hackathons
In a Hackathon students, staff and alumni from Maastricht University, as well as friends from the public sector and industry, come together in a 24-hour hackathon to celebrate free thinking and enthusiastic doing. The next hackathon in line is the EmployMaas Hackathon on 9 June 2018.
Data Science Symposia
To facilitate the presentation and discussion on data science related topics (once a year) aiming to show and enhance the interfaculty character of Data Science research.
Data Science Think Tanks
Informal and social get together for data scientist across the University. Meetings will be planned with different partners e.g. Brightlands Campuses.
The purpose of the SCRUM club is to explore and learn about software/tools for scientific computing and research. A good example of such a tool is R, a free and open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Euregio Data Science Hub
An independent community-driven endeavour for data enthusiasts to easily find out about relevant happenings in the region, find support and connect with each other.
TeenzCollege puts major current themes in historical perspective, drawing parallels between primarily the Second World War and today’s day and age. Five faculties of Maastricht University provide lectures and assignments on various topics including populism, refugees, racism, alliances, money, power and evil.
Maastricht University is offering lectures to children in their final year of primary school. In these lectures children get acquainted with science in a fun and understandable way.
UHasselt - Mini Symposium "Big Data: Science, Industry, People" - Thursday 31 May
Mini-Symposium on Big Data: Science, Industry, People organized by UHasselt Research Group on Databases and Theoretical Computer Science, the EDM and CENSTAT, on the occassion of the honorary doctorate for Serge Abiteboul
Data science 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.
Radically new approach of self-care for Alzheimer's patientsTuesday, 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.
Data Science for Decision Making best Master's programme in it's categoryWednesday, 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.