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. Our master's programmes 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

  • 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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  • Jan Scholtes at Big Data Expo 2019

    Interview with Prof. Jan Scholtes at Big Data Expo 2019

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    Studio Data discusses text mining, AI education in Maastricht and the benefits of being both CSO of ZyLAB and extraordinary professor (interview in Dutch).

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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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  • Dr. Jerry Spanakis discusses the Law&Tech lab

    Law & Tech Lab on BNR Nieuwsradio

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Another feature on BNR Nieuwsradio: Dr. Jerry Spanakis discusses the Law&Tech lab. (Report in Dutch)

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  • 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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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