Research department

Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)

Founded in 1992, DKE is a fast-growing department undertaking research to advance the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, applied mathematics and robotics. Furthermore, DKE maintains a large network of industry partners through the award-winning KE@Work programme and through our research collaborations.

The department provides education through one bachelor’s programme and two master’s programmes.

Research

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Research at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering spans the disciplines and interfaces of artificial intelligence, data science, computer science and applied mathematics.

We develop new tools and methodologies to advance these fields. At the same time, we collaborate with a wide range of institutes both within and outside of Maastricht University and work on diverse applications, including in the fields of health and medicine, logistics, biology, art, physics, cybersecurity, neuroscience and education.

More about research at DKE: explore our research themes and see the latest news, grants and media appearances

We also offer an exchange programme for students looking to study abroad.

News

  • Prof. dr. Nava Tintarev

    Meet Prof. Nava Tintarev, full professor of Explainable Artificial Intelligence

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    Prof. Nava Tintarev joined Maastricht University in October of last year. She focuses on Explainable Artificial Intelligence, which has an important societal component to it.

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  • Jerry Spanakis

    An open book that doesn’t make sense

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    DKE’s Jerry Spanakis on responsible machine learning models, what algorithms can and can’t ‘understand’ and why that matters to all of us.

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  • Dr. Chiara Sironi

    Dr. Chiara Sironi wins LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists Travel Fund

    Monday, May 17, 2021

    The Dutch Network of Women Professors announced the recipients of their annual travel fund earlier this month. Dr. Chiara Sironi (DKE) will use the funds to travel to China.

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  • Heeren en Van Rooij

    From instrumentation physicist to socially engaged scientist

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Gerard van Rooij, professor of Plasma Chemistry, was the first PhD candidate of Ron Heeren, university professor and director of the M4I institute. Together they reflect on a pioneering period in which they took the first tentative steps in the development of imaging mass spectrometry.

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  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

    Everyone wins: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students work on business cases

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    The bachelor’s programme in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence now offers the opportunity – in collaboration with Brightlands-based BSSC and BISS – for third-year students to complete a semester project with a company or organization.

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  • Katarina Stankova

    NWO awards first ‘Stairway to Impact’ prize to Dr. Kateřina Staňková

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Read more
  • Mathematics Centre Maastricht launches successfully

    Mathematics Centre Maastricht launches successfully

    Friday, November 20, 2020

    Mathematics in Maastricht? Why yes – for more than 30 years already! The recently-established Mathematics Centre Maastricht (MCM) is a first, however, and has already seen over fifty researchers from across the university join its ranks.

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  • marta

    An algorithm-mad surfer

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    In 2016 Marta Dávila Mateu, now a graduate of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, moved to Maastricht, a city completely unknown to her. Her choice turned out to be a double-edged sword. She found the lack of skate culture depressing, but enjoyed her studies, especially the focus on the mathematics behind data.

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  • Interior of a quantum computer (image: IBM)

    Maastricht University to enter quantum computing collaboration with IBM

    Monday, October 5, 2020

    Maastricht University will become the first Dutch university to enter the IBM Q Network. The goal of the collaboration is to develop the high-performance computation power required for two next-generation advanced physics detectors.

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  • Dr. Steven Kelk

    Mathematics to help achieve bite-sized evolutionary trees

    Friday, September 11, 2020

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a KLEIN-1 grant to Dr. Steven Kelk. He will explore the mathematics behind shrinking the sometimes impossibly huge evolutionary trees.

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