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

  • LHCb experiment

    CERN’s LHCb experiment embraces graphics cards to sift through massive amounts of data

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Hundreds of graphics cards will power the LHCb detector’s initial data filter, which is tasked with selecting which particle collision events will be saved and studied at the Large Hadron Collider’s LHCb experiment. One of the driving forces behind the innovation is Dr. Daniel Cámpora. 

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  • Math at FSE

    €570.000 for mathematics to aid metastatic cancer treatment

    Monday, May 4, 2020
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  • PROCare4Life

    Artificial Intelligence to help look after patients with dementia

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Caring for elderly patients with dementia involves an ecosystem of caregivers. Technological solutions can complete the ecosystem, says Dr. Stelios Asteriadis, who will realize this vision over the next 3 years within the EU-funded project PROCare4Life.

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  • Lyrics to 'I write a Song'

    UM students compete in first international Artificial Intelligence Song Contest

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    The first international Artificial Intelligence Song Contest is currently taking place online. Even better – it includes a team of UM students and local musicians.

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  • Research into cybersecurity: Careful now…

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    Apostolis Zarras, cybersecurity expert at UM’s Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), talks about his research into cybersecurity, why humans are the weak link and – topically enough – malware attacks.

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  • LHCb experiment

    Maastricht officially admitted into LHCb experiment at CERN

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    Maastricht University has been officially admitted into the LHCb experiment at CERN, starting January 2020. At the same time, the Faculty of Science and Engineering installed a new chair, prof. Marcel Merk, on collider physics into the newly founded research group.

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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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  • klimaatmars

    Marching together to save the climate

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Global climate change is an issue that Arthur Bribosia (UCM) and Marion Meyers (DKE) feel very strongly about. Strong enough to take action. Last May, they got 3000 people out on the street to join the first climate march in Maastricht. For the next march, scheduled for 20 September, they’re hoping for 5000 participants.

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