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


17 juni 2020

Going transcen­dental in the Electrical Engineering Faculty

Gurus and other spiritual counsellors of mind and soul might just as well pack up. Willem-Paul Brinkman and Ding Ding elevated transcendental experience to the next level.

16 juni 2020

Mark Neerincx is giving a keynote at spring conference

Mark Neerincx is giving a keynote presentation at the Spring Conference of the Dutch Association of Psychiatry on June 17th. He will discuss the development of virtual or physical agents, like avatars and robots, that gradually enter into a symbiotic relationship with the people in (“blended”) healthcare systems (i.e., clients, doctors, caregivers, …). The proposition is that the development of symbiotic, artificial and human, intelligence can advance healthcare substantially. In nature, symbiosis advances the overall performance and resilience of the concerning species.

04 juni 2020

Virtuele innerlijke stem voor ontwikkelen sociale vaardigheden

Sociale vaardigheden zijn onmisbaar in het leven, maar ze komen niet altijd aangewaaid. Er is dan ook een groot aanbod aan cursussen en zelfhelpboeken om ze te ontwikkelen. Tegenwoordig kan dat ook met digitale ondersteuning, zoals virtual reality (VR).

02 juni 2020

AI labs & talent recruitment

Over the course of 2020-2021 we are establishing a total of 24 TU Delft AI-labs where experts in AI foundations work together with experts in AI challenges. Through these Delft AI-labs, expertise and innovation in AI, Data & Digitalisation is used to advance expertise and innovation with AI, Data & Digitalisation, thereby increasing the impact of AI at TU Delft in science, design engineering and society.

02 juni 2020

TU Delft lanceert eerste acht ‘TU Delft AI Labs’

Hoe kun je met behulp van artificiële intelligentie (AI) wetenschappelijke vooruitgang versnellen? Naar deze vraag gaan Delftse wetenschappers de komende jaren onderzoek doen in acht nieuwe ‘TU Delft AI Labs’. Omdat AI een rol speelt in alle wetenschapsgebieden, komen wetenschappers die onderzoek doen in AI en met AI in deze labs bij elkaar. In de loop van 2020 en 2021 worden deze acht interdisciplinaire AI labs uitgebreid met nog eens zestien labs. De werving voor wetenschappelijk talent wordt vanaf 2 juni gestart.