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.
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 NU.nl.
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.