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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20 september 2022

Adding social awareness to conversational agents

Adding social awareness to conversational agents

Catharine Oertel from the Interactive Intelligence Group develops conversational agents that are socially aware, allowing them to engage with people in a much more human-like manner, even going as far as holding their own in a group setting.

20 september 2022

Keynote lecture at IC3K 2022

Keynote lecture at IC3K 2022

Catholijn Jonker will be giving a keynote lecture at the 14th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery in October 2022.

26 juli 2022

Professor Smaragdakis was interviewed about hacked solar panels

Professor Smaragdakis was interviewed about hacked solar panels

In April 2021, Jelle Ursem, a Dutch hacker, found out that the login details of a power inventor manufacturer were only in plain text! A power inventor is a power electronic device that converges direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) and is a critical part of solar panel installations. An investigation found that more than 40k power inventors of this manufacturer are already installed in the Netherlands.

07 juli 2022

Privacy-preserving verifiable double auctions

Privacy-preserving verifiable double auctions

Double auctions are an important part of our financial system. We designed a privacy-preserving verifiable double auction system customised for energy trading.

06 juli 2022

The cybersecurity group has been granted a 3-year project

The cybersecurity group has been granted a 3-year project

The cybersecurity group @ EEMCS has been granted a 3-year project by Horizon Europe w.r.t. “World leading data and computing technologies”. The project is called TANGO, aiming to establish a safer cross-sector data sharing, in a citizen-centric, secure and trustworthy manner.

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