Delft Data Science (DDS) is TU Delft’s coordinating initiative for research, education and training in data science and technology.

The amount and complexity of data produced in science, business, and everyday human activity are increasing at staggering rates. It is harder than ever to identify and capture true insights from this data deluge. Big data alone is just a commodity. It is data science that converts big data into knowledge, value and impact.

The DDS initiative was launched because at TU Delft we believe that a multi-disciplinary approach can tackle the specific and complex scientific challenges in data science. Moreover, because of TU Delft’s unique research focus on engineering and technology, DDS offers a great opportunity to contribute to the development of new technologies for big data processing and analytics. 

Through DDS, research into fundamental areas of data science is combined with experimentation and valorisation in several socio-economic domains. Through these domains, top scientists with different backgrounds and expertise are working together in DDS to address significant scientific and societal challenges.

Through these close collaborations with stakeholders in various domains, research-based technologies can be supplied and TU Delft can play a unique role in bridging the gap between development and actual implementation of these new technologies.

Delft Data Science (DDS) ensures that data scientists at TU Delft can perform state of the art data science research and engineering that contribute to unravelling real-world big data challenges.

By combining the expertise from multiple departments, faculties, and institutes at TU Delft, and through reinforcing collaboration with public and private partners, scientific breakthroughs in both fundamental and applied data science are accelerated.

DDS works towards this vision through: 

  • High Quality: Strengthening TU Delft's scientific excellence in creating value from big data serving the actual needs of science and society

  • High Impact: Focusing TU Delft's research on funding opportunities and challenges with the highest impact

  • High Visibility: Expanding TU Delft’s visibility in the field of fundamental topics in data science, together with scientific, societal and industrial partners


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