News and 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 ask questions and to share events, news and success stories. Offline activities will entail seminars, workshops and symposiums.

News

  • womenindatascience

    The first ever Women in Data Science Conference in Maastricht

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Women in Data Science (WiDS) aims to showcase outstanding work done by women in the field. WiDS started at Stanford in November 2015 and has now evolved into a global conference with more than 200 events worldwide. 

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  • womenindatascience

    Women in Data Science Datathon a big success

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon is a data-focused hackathon which invites students and faculty members from all backgrounds as well as practitioners from industry and government to participate in a global challenge.

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  • Marc Pont, alumnus Data Science for Decision Making

    "I’m surprised by the recentness of the knowledge that I gained"

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    Marc Pont, alumnus of the master's programme in Data Science for Decision Making, discusses the atmosphere, curriculum and job search.

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  • London street

    Research into Japanese puzzles prompts London adventure for master's student

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    A love for Japanese culture snowballed into a London conference trip for Lianne Hufkens, master's student Artificial Intelligence.

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  • Prof. Dr. Mark Winands

    Mark Winands appointed as professor of Machine Reasoning

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Mark Winands has been appointed as professor of Machine Reasoning at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE).

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  • Chatbot

    UM students develop #MeTooMaastricht Chatbot

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 Read more
  • DKE graduation 2019

    DKE’s Class of 2019: what’s next?

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Following the graduation ceremonies on July 11 and 12, we asked four brand new graduates about their next steps in life. We also asked them to reflect – perhaps for the last time – on their time at DKE.

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  • FSE Hackathon champions 2019

    FSE students place first in international hackathon

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    A group of bachelor’s students of the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) won the Eramet challenge at the VivaTechnology Hackathon in Paris during the weekend of 18 May.

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  • Horizon 2020: data-driven law enforcement tools and a new take on architecture and design

    Horizon 2020: data-driven law enforcement tools and a new take on architecture and design

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Two new H2020 projects on the horizon for the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering: Dr. Apostolis Zarras contributes to PREVISION and Dr. Alexia Briassouli strengthens the MindSpaces consortium.

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  • MaTHiSiS Turtlebot

    Smart devices tailor their teaching to your emotions

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    For the European Horizon 2020 innovation project MaTHiSiS, researchers taught machines how to teach you by learning from watching you learn.

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  • Digital Society Main

    New: Digital Society bachelor’s programme

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 Read more
  • BReIN - Brightlands e-Infrastructure for Neurohealth

    Twenty million euros for fighting Alzheimer’s using big data

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    The Province of Limburg, Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University (UM) are jointly investing €20 million in a new research institute, called BReIN (Brightlands e-Infrastructure for Neurohealth). The spiritual father of BReIN is Maastricht professor of Environmental Health, Jos Kleinjans.

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  • T500

    11 DKE students listed in Dutch ‘Top 500 tech talents under 26’

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Technology conference TNW catalogues 500 of the Dutch tech world’s most talented people under the age of 26. This year’s list – the T500 – features three alumni and eight current students of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE). Among them is Dirk Bongers, DKE master's student.

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  • promotie data science

    Big data in healthcare

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    How can you further improve healthcare with the use of ‘big data’? That question is central to many scientific studies worldwide. Last month, two PhD candidates at Maastricht University defended their theses based on this same key question.

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  • Rick Okkersen

    Stella Maris Student Rick Okkersen (14) spins up a grin cryptocurrency miner in one day

    Friday, March 29, 2019 Read more
  • Philippe Debie

    Odd one out: student presents bachelor thesis at esteemed conference

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Philippe Debie is literally going the extra mile to present his bachelor thesis at a renowned international conference in Santiago, Chile.

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  • Master in BISS: for the data architects of the future

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Read more
  • ICT4Life

    ICT care solutions for patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    As part of the European consortium behind the ICT4Life project, Dr. Stelios Asteriadis and his group developed personalized care solutions for patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

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  • Brightlands Campus Heerlen

    Increased wealth of knowledge at Brightlands Smart Services Campus

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Maastricht University (UM), Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Zuyd) and the Open University (OU) will expand their activities at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen. The three knowledge institutions now each start their own institute. They continue their successful cooperation through joint projects. The new initiatives will work (together) more decisively on innovation, research and education in the field of digital societies.

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  • KE@Work - Cake

    Five years KE@Work, more A-team than Beauty and the Beast

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    What makes the KE@Work partnership unique, and which philosophy is behind the programme’s collaboration?

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