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

News

  • 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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  • thuijsman weiss

    Solid as a cloud

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    With his new project Solid, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, tries to give users back ownership of their data. The internet hasn’t developed in the way he intended it. Data science progresses at a dizzying pace – are the people in the driver’s seat aware of their responsibility? We asked Gerhard Weiss, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Frank Thuijsman, Professor Strategic Optimization and Data Science.

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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Kateřina Staňková and team win $50.000 to outsmart thyroid cancer

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Kateřina Staňková, assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), co-led her team through a great challenge, resulting in a seed grant to advance their strategy to combat thyroid cancer.

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  • Reimagine Education Award DKE

    Two silver Reimagine Education Awards for KE@Work

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    KE@Work won a silver award in the category Best Employer-University Partnership during the gala ceremony in San Francisco.

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  • Data Driven Society event

    UM and Dutch Embassy host Berlin Science Week event

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Maastricht University (UM) is the only Dutch university to have organised an event together with the Dutch Embassy during the famous Berlin Science Week.

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  • BISS - Robert Muller

    BISS Institute: customized data-science education

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Read more
  • Postdoc part of ESOF Panel on AI

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Amrapali Zaveri, postdoc at IDS,  was part of a panel on “Increasing Scientific Productivity through Artificial Intelligence” of the EuroScience Open Forum conference.

     

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  • 25 years DKE

    Data scientists have the future (and control it)

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE).

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