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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06 september 2021

Keynote speech Zeki Erkin at BRAIN 2021

Keynote speech Zeki Erkin at BRAIN 2021

Dr. Zeki Erkin gave a keynote speech during the 2nd Workshop on Blockchain Theory and Applications, BRAIN, 2021 on September the 5th.

26 augustus 2021

#SIGCOMM 2021 Best paper: "Seven years in the life of Hypergiants' off-nets"

#SIGCOMM 2021 Best paper: "Seven years in the life of Hypergiants' off-nets"

Prof. Georgios Smaragdakis (Cybersecurity group) and colleagues from UCL, Microsoft, Columbia University, and FORTH were awarded the Best paper award in ACM SIGCOMM 2021 for their paper: "Seven Years in the Life of Supergiants' off-nets." SIGCOMM is the ACM flagship conference in Internet Architecture and Networking.

05 augustus 2021

The PhD Winterschool on Humans and Technology is coming up!

The PhD Winterschool on Humans and Technology is coming up!

The 4TU network is planning for the 5th iteration of a PhD-Winterschool on Humans & Technology. It is of specific interest for PhD-students who would like to learn on theories, models, methods and tools on human-technology collaboration (e.g., hybrid intelligence, human-robot interaction, intelligent conversational agents, …) and connect to other researchers in the field in an informal setting.

15 juni 2021

New research published on dialog modelling in social robots

New research published on dialog modelling in social robots

Listening to one another is essential to human-human interaction. In fact, we humans spend a substantial part of our day listening to other people, in private as well as in work settings. Attentive listening serves the function to gather information for oneself, but at the same time, it also signals to the speaker that he/she is being heard.