IGS University of Twente

Data Science Center

Data Science is the emerging interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of computer science, statistics, visualization and the social sciences. Scientific and economic progress is increasingly powered by our capabilities to explore big data sets. Data scientists dig for value in data by analyzing for instance texts, application usage logs, and sensory data. They are the driving force behind the successful innovation of Internet companies like Google, Twitter, and Yahoo. There is an increasing need for data scientists and big data engineers seen in job advertisements. The need for data scientists and big data analysts is apparent in almost every aspect of our society, including computer science, medicine, physics, and the humanities.

The Data Science Center sets out to be a collaboration between research groups of the University of Twente to promote and facilitate big data analysis for all scientific disciplines. The center operates by the participants sharing their expertise, sharing their contacts, sharing their data, and sharing their research infrastructure (hardware and software) for large-scale data analysis. The Twente Data Science Center distinguishes itself from similar research centers at other universities by offering:


a unique combination of expertise in computer science, mathematics, management, behavioral sciences and social sciences


close collaborations with leading international big data companies like Google, Twitter and Yahoo;

More information will follow. Are you interested to participate send us an email

Djoerd Hiemstra (CTIT)