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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12 december 2019

The 11th edition of IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security took place at Science Center between December 9 and 12

We gladly announce that 4TU.Federation Netherlands Institute for Research on ICT (NIRICT) is supporting IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security to be held in Delft, December 9-12.

26 november 2019

Odette Scharenborg keynote speaker at Speech Technology Deep Dive

On Wednesday November 27, 2019, Odette Scharenborg is a keynote speaker and discussant at the Speech Technology Deep Dive of the Dutch ministries of Justice and Internal Affairs. During TechNovember, which lasts the entire month of November, 12 so-called "deepdives" take place. In such a deep dive, a scientist by name and fame always plunges into depth with the participants from both departments.

26 november 2019

Door mijn Siri-schaamte heb ik voorlopig geen butler in mijn broekzak

A digital assistant who arranges things for you if you ask. It sounds like an ideal world in which you always carry a help, but in reality you constantly end up in a Babylonian confusion of words. Odette Scharenborg was interviewed for a background article on speech technology for the Dutch news website

25 november 2019

Interview with Catholijn Jonker at HumaneAI kickoff

Recently Catholijn Jonker gave an interview at the HumaneAI kickoff in Berlin. HumanE AI is driven by the fundamental Science & Technology challenges of modern AI and the need for fundamentally new interaction methods between AI systems and humans.

18 november 2019

Te weinig AI-studenten terwijl bedrijfsleven om hen zit te springen

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is net zo'n belangrijke uitvinding als elektriciteit of de stoommachine, maar Nederland toont te weinig visie en steekt er onvoldoende geld in. Dat zeggen zeven hoogleraren in reactie op het Strategisch Actieplan AI dat de overheid vorige maand presenteerde.