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

  • Thesis awards for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence students

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Congratulations to Anna-Lena Krause, Krzysztof Cybulski and Frederik Calsius!

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  • Professor David Groep

    David Groep appointed as endowed professor of e-Infrastructure

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    As of 1 April 2022, David Groep holds an endowed chair at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering. His work revolves around the complex, large-scale ICT infrastructures that provide a foundation for similarly cutting-edge research.

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  • LHCB CERN

    SURF joins Maastricht University and partners in efforts in the field of quantum computing

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Maastricht University, Nikhef, CERN and SURF will address some specific challenges for the LHCb experiment in order to determine which elements of the data analysis chains are best suited for a quantum computing approach.

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  • Green Transport Delta

    Multi-million investment jump-starts ambitious Dutch mobility programme

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    Two large consortia of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes in the mobility and transport sector will receive 47 million euros in government funding to realize breakthroughs in electrification and hydrogen applications in automotive, maritime and air transport.

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  • Mateusz Wiza, winner of the 2021 Q-Park Student Award

    DKE student wins Q-Park Student Award

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Q-Park announced the winners of its annual Student Awards this week. Mateusz Wiza was one of the winners to receive a €1.500 cash prize for his thesis.

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  • Prof. Nava Tintarev

    ROBUST and reliable: UM part of 10-year AI research programme

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Professor of Explainable Artificial Intelligence Nava Tintarev will be a co-investigator and chair for the integration of humanities and social sciences in ROBUST, a consortium applying for an NWO grant with a total budget of 95M (25M from NWO) to carry out long term research into reliable artificial intelligence (AI).

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  • ROBUST Consortium

    UM part of ROBUST: Trustworthy AI-based systems for sustainable growth

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    To realise the promise of artificial intelligence to contribute to today’s societal challenges, trust is a central component of the interaction between people and systems based on artificial intelligence.

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  • 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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