The Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e) is TU/e’s response to the growing volume and importance of data. 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone and the world’s data will grow by 50 times in the next 10 years. Moreover, human and organizational activities are intertwined with the digital universe. Therefore, data science is growing in importance and becoming an integral part of different types of engineering and scientific research.
The center is run as a doctoral school with a scientific research program consisting of seven major research programs:
- Process analytics
- Customer journey
- Smart maintenance & diagnostics
- Quantified self
- Data value and privacy
- Smart cities
- Smart grids
DSC/e research contributes to the challenges of the TU/e Thematic Research Areas: Health, Energy, and Smart Mobility. Each of these areas witnesses a rapidly growing volume of data triggering a variety of scientific and societal challenges.
Currently four university departments work together in close cooperation on the research programs of the DSC/e:
• Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
• Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
• Department of Industrial Design
• Department of Electrical Engineering
Professor Wil van der Aalst is the scientific director of the DSC/e.
Given the empirical nature of data science, DSC/e collaborates with a wide range of organizations. Collaborations include larger joint research projects, PhD projects, master projects and contract research.