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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27 juni 2022

Waar blijft de planologie van AI?

Waar blijft de planologie van AI?

Files, opstoppingen op sluiproutes waar de omgeving niet op is bedacht en waar omwonenden niet op zijn voorbereid, zijn aan de orde van de dag. Toch ligt de oorzaak niet per se bij het autogebruik dat in de afgelopen decennia is gestegen, maar eerder door routeplanners. Hoe veroorzaken zulke appjes dat? Dat is de schuld van onze insteek en mentaliteit als informatici. Sietze Kuilman van de Interactive Intelligence Group schreef een stuk voor Computable.

27 juni 2022

Best paper and poster at HHAI

Best paper and poster at HHAI

Our team led by Michiel van der Meer and Enrico Liscio won best paper award and best poster award for their works. Michiel presented HyEnA, a hybrid method for extracting arguments from opinions. Enrico presented Axies, a hybrid methodology for identifying context-specific values.

13 juni 2022

Els de Busser is giving a talk on Digital Justice

Els de Busser is giving a talk on Digital Justice

On the 4th of July Dr. Els de Busser, an expert on Digital Justice will give a talk: Securing Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in a Digital Context The digitalization of many aspects of society has a profound impact on governance, on processes, and on decision-making. The area of justice – traditionally laid down in old conventions, laws, norms and paper files – is particularly affected. In fact, in the past years we have redefined and still are redefining the way that justice is delivered and is received. The growing field of Digital Justice zooms in on the security-related effects of digitalization on the two larger components of justice: the institutions and infrastructures of the justice system on the one hand and the content or the substantive aspects of justice including human rights, the rule of law and democracy on the other hand.

07 juni 2022

Spark! Living Lab Blockchain Conference

Spark! Living Lab Blockchain Conference

Come during our free annual Spark! event to know everything about blockchain applications in logistics. You may go home with an application that solves your challenges!

01 juni 2022

Invited talk by Dr. Zeki Erkin at National Cyber Security Center

Invited talk by Dr. Zeki Erkin at National Cyber Security Center

“Cyber Threat Intelligence" Invited talk by Dr. Zeki Erkin at National Cyber Security Center June 2, 11:30 online.

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