Data science is an interdisciplinary discipline at the border between statistical science and computer science aiming at discovering knowledge from typically large set of structured or unstructured data. To achieve this goal, data scientists use statistical methods and machine learning in combination with exploration and optimization algorithms from computer science.
The specialisation Data Science equips students interested in data analysis with state-of-the-art knowledge in the advanced statistical techniques, machine learning and algorithmic aspects of data analysis.
The programme is a unique collaboration between the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) and the Mathematical Institute (MI), in collaboration with the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS).
Why choose Computer Science in Leiden?
1. Research at LIACS and MI has an excellent international reputation.
2. The strength of the programme is the unique collaboration between LIACS and the Mathematical Institute.
3. The researchers and assistants are easily accessible. Students and staff work closely together in a research-oriented environment.