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.

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29 July 2019

Students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam present recumbent bike they hope will go faster than 121.8 km/h

The Human Power Team presented their latest aerodynamic bike.

29 July 2019

TU Delft students narrowly miss out on title at the world championships for energy-efficient construction

On Sunday 28 July the TU Delft MOR team finished second at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Europe.

27 July 2019

Students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam present recumbent bike they hope will go faster than 121.8 km/h

On Saturday 27 July the Human Power Team, a student team from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam, presented their latest aerodynamic bike at the Dutch National Military Museum in Soesterberg. The team hope that this recumbent bike, named the VeloX 9, will break the world speed record for cycling – which currently stands at 121.8 km/h – in the Nevada desert in the USA.

23 July 2019

AiTech Symposium - Save the date!

On Thursday 26 September 2019, AiTech will introduce its activities with the 1st AiTech Symposium: Keynote from invited speakers, presentations of our postdocs and professors, and interactive engaging sessions. Save the date!

18 July 2019

Huijuan Wang, Co-founder and Chair of Dutch Network Science Society, Board member of the international Network Science Society

Huijuan Wang and Linda Douw (Amsterdam UMC) have founded the Dutch Network Science Society, which kicked off with a national symposium on 7th May 2019 at TUDelft. Dutch Network Science Society is the Dutch Chapter of the international Network Science Society