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


10 november 2019

Article in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing by Elvin Isufi

Article in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing: Controllability of Bandlimited Graph Processes Over Random Time-Varying Graphs by E. Isufi

08 november 2019

CiTG ondergronds onderzoek in Delft Integraal

In het magazine Delft Integraal is aandacht voor verschillende onderzoeksprojecten van onze faculteit over ondergronds onderzoek.

07 november 2019

Makerspaces in public libraries

Public libraries are increasingly facilitating a variety of performative opportunities. Supporting ‘making’ is becoming a common feature. The new open-access publication Atlas: Makerspaces in public libraries in the Netherlands’ takes a closer look to this development.

05 november 2019

Pieter van Gelder 25 years at TU Delft

Last Friday November 1st, Pieter van Gelder celebrated his 25th work anniversary at TU Delft. In 1994, Pieter started at TU Delft as a PhD student at the faculty of Civil Engineering. From 2000-2013 he was assistant / associate professor at that same faculty. He worked on risk / probability assessments on flooding and high water. From 2013 onwards, he has been a full professor and head of the section of Safety and Security Science at the faculty of TPM. At the section of Safety and Security Science he develops mathematical models of risk control.

03 november 2019

Catholijn Jonker speaker at Brave New World

On Tuesday november 5th Catholijn Jonker will speak at the Brave New World Conference a Leiden University.