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.

Research groups


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

18 July 2019

Huijuan Wang is on the Editorial Board of Nature’s Scientific Report.

More about the journal Scientific Report by Nature can be found here

18 July 2019

TU Delft spin-offs in space

Many successful startups have emerged from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. From life on Mars to off-the-shelf satellite missions. The 10 that we selected all have one thing in common: space.

12 July 2019

Van Hasselt lecture 2019

The theme of the yearly Van Hasselt lecture will relate to Ethics, Technology, Peace and Justice. The lecture is named after the Delft student Frans van Hasselt, who held a lecture on 23 rd November 1940 denouncing the firing of Jewish professors at the university. Frans van Hasselt was arrested by the German occupying forces and died in 1942 at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

10 July 2019

Results of the TU Delft Research Data Storage survey presented at the Second Data Champions meeting

Read the blog about this event and download the presentations.