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


09 maart 2021

Paper about influence in structured multiagent environments published

Making decisions in complex environments is a key challenge in artificial intelligence (AI). Situations involving multiple decision makers are particularly complex, leading to computational intractability of principled solution methods.

09 maart 2021

New EU's Horizon 2020 grant

We are pleased to announce that the project "artificial Intelligence threat Reporting and Incident response System” (IRIS) has been recently granted under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

22 februari 2021

Emma van Zoelen invited to the HRI Pioneers workshop

Emma van Zoelen has been invited to join the HRI Pioneers workshop, which will be held online in conjunction with the 2021 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (8th – 12th of March).

07 februari 2021

TU Delft lanceert nieuwe reeks ‘TU Delft AI Labs’

De TU Delft lanceert vandaag een nieuwe reeks van acht ‘TU Delft AI Labs’. Binnen deze labs gebruiken wetenschappers artificiële intelligentie (AI) om wetenschappelijke vooruitgang te versnellen en maatschappelijke vraagstukken het hoofd te bieden.

26 januari 2021

Designing Intelligence Lab

As the pace of societal, environmental, and technological change increases the nature of design problems has become more complex, with many stakeholders and disciplines often involved. Designing our future requires knowledge and expertise that is beginning to lie beyond even our best designers so the Designing Intelligence Lab (DI_Lab) will explore how human and non-human designers can work together creatively to meet the challenge of this new complexity.