One pervasive trend is to quantify more and more aspects of the world and our lives through data. Datafication is radically influencing the way people, companies, societies, and governments exist and operate. This creates new opportunities as well as new hazards. The INSY department aims to enable man and machine to deal with the increasing volume and complexity of data, in close cooperation with their environment.
Together with the software technology department, INSY is responsible for the Computer Science bachelor programme and the two master tracks, Software Technology (ST) and Data Science & Technology (DST). The department also contributes to the Computer Science specializations Cybersecurity, Bioinformatics, and EIT Innovation of the master in Digital Media Technology.
The department integrates fundamental research, engineering and design in the interlocking fields of data processing, interpretation, visualization and interaction using model- and knowledge-based methods and algorithms. The research is inspired by challenges from the domains of consumer electronics and entertainment, cultural heritage, social media, medical and health sciences, security and privacy, and safety and incident management. The department underpins the EEMCS thematic research lines Data Science, Safety & Security, and Health & Wellbeing.
10 January 2023
Zekeriya Erkin chosen as chair of IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee
The TC’s responsibility is to promote activities around information forensics and security. The TC has significant role in IEEE ICIP, ICASSP and W-IFS and IEEE Trans on IFS, which is the top journal in the field.
20 December 2022
Computer gives people with depressive symptoms insight into their thinking patterns
Our thoughts greatly determine how we feel and behave. Thus, gaining insight into certain thought patterns is an important part of preventing and treating depression. TU Delft researcher Franziska Burger investigated how AI can support people with symptoms of depression.
14 December 2022
Kick-off of our Research Project on Human-AI Teamwork
We're excited to announce that our research project "We Are in This Together: When an AI Agent Becomes Your Teammate" had its Kick-off this week. Our project recently received the 2022 SIOP Visionary Grant.
14 December 2022
This is how AI explains it well
We are proud to see Dr. Jasper van der Waa publish this article for IT professionals. If you are interested in following up on this research, please reach out to either Jasper himself, Catholijn Jonker (TUD), Jurriaan van Diggelen (TNO), or Mark Neerincx (TUD / TNO).
12 December 2022
How do smokers want to quit with a virtual coach?
To better understand smokers' needs for quitting with a virtual coach (i.e., a chatbot), Nele Albers, Dr. ir. Willem-Paul Brinkman and Prof. dr. Mark Neerincx conducted a study in which 671 smokers interacted with a text-based virtual coach in up to five conversational sessions spread over at least nine days. In each session, the virtual coach assigned people a new preparatory activity for quitting smoking or becoming more physically active, such as noting and ranking reasons for quitting smoking.