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, all of which are nationally ranked #1 in their category according to the Keuzegids ranking.

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

News

  • The Digital Ludeme Project on BNR Nieuwsradio

    The Digital Ludeme Project on BNR Nieuwsradio

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    BNR Nieuwsradio’s show 'Wetenschap Vandaag' (‘Science Today’) spoke with Dr. Cameron Browne. (Report in Dutch)

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  • AI generates logos from whole cloth

    AI generates logos from whole cloth

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Cedric Oeldorf’s MSc thesis resulted in LoGAN v2: an AI that creates high-quality logos. Tech website Venturebeat discussed the preprint. (Article in English.)

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  • #MeTooMaastricht

    #MeTooMaastricht chatbot in the news (2)

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    After featuring on The Register, the chatbot prototype received attention from newspapers across Europe:

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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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  • Chatbot

    UM students develop #MeTooMaastricht Chatbot

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 Read more
  • Chatbot DKE

    #MeTooMaastricht chatbot in the news

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Together with Dr. Jerry Spanakis, five DKE master’s students built a chatbot that helps victims of sexual harrassment. UK-based online tech magazine The Register discussed their preprint. (Article in English)

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  • KI als Schulfach

    Essay on the position of AI in Europe

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    Prof. Gerhard Weiss wrote an essay for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung: ‘KI als Schulfach’. What can policy makers and businesses do to ensure Europe stays competitive in the field of Artificial Intelligence? (Essay in German)

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  • 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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  • Kateřina Staňková

    Kateřina Staňková in I/O Magazine

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    The July issue of the magazine of ICT Platform Netherlands (IPN) features Dr. Kateřina Staňková discussing her vision of the future: treating metastatic cancer with the help of mathematics. (Interview in Dutch)

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  • DKE - Ancient games and Artificial Intelligence

    Machine learning is about to revolutionize the study of ancient games

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    MIT Technology Review discusses the Digital Ludeme Project and the founding of a new research field combining AI and the study of ancient games.

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Agenda

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weiss, chair of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering answers the question: what is knowledge engineering?

What is knowledge engineering? - Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering