About DSI

The Data Science Institute (est. 2019) brings together researchers working in the broad field of data science across faculties and research groups at Hasselt University.

DSI's main objective is to facilitate the data-driven future. It supports and enhances collaboration between different data science research groups at the university, and acts as a single point of contact for external collaborations and consultancy.

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Data Science Institute introduction

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Mission and Vision

Mission

The UHasselt Data Science Institute brings together high quality data-driven research, education and industrial collaboration, both at a local and global level to facilitate the data-driven future. Through their expertise in data sciences, our students, staff, researchers and alumni help to make our society more sustainable, healthy, inclusive, agile and smart.

To develop relevant civic-driven research we also invest in fundamental data science research. This helps the UHasselt Data Science Institute to keep options and possible scenarios open, to maintain a good capability for top-level scientific expertise, to develop conditions favourable to scientific and technological breakthroughs and to ensure education at the highest level.

The institute provides the necessary space for serendipity, thereby fostering creativity in the research process.

Vision

As a UHasselt research institute we want to deploy people and knowledge in data sciences to tackle society's major challenges, in full collaboration with others. The institute performs research across the spectrum from fundamental to applied; its impact ranges from scientific excellence to civic relevance. We measure our success in achieving this goal by the research institute's continuous growth in impact and reputation. Therefore, we will

  • break down the silos between research disciplines. The institute aims to provide a collaborative and serendipitous environment for data science experts across disciplines and domains, as well as the necessary technological base that this research can build upon.
  • impart our students with knowledge, skills and insights into the world around them, in order to make them high-quality trained data scientists as well as critical and engaged global citizens who are aware of both the opportunities and risks associated with data science.
  • collaborate with other universities, research centers, governments, businesses and civil society organisations in order to enhance knowledge on local, regional and global challenges, support decision-making processes and develop new ideas and solutions. The UHasselt Data Science Institute acts as a catalyst for data-driven research valorisation and as a sounding board for discussion on the role of data in society.

The Data Science Cycle

DSI in numbers

Interdisciplinary researchers
Yearly publications
Yearly PhD's

Members Data Science Institute

Organisation

ZAP

Predoctoral and Scientific Researchers

Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers

Management Support Team

Guest Professors

Emeriti

ACSL

  • Frank Neven
  • Stijn Vansummeren

ACSL

  • Niels Bylois
  • Thomas Muñoz Perez

ACSL

  • Brecht Vandevoort

ACSL

  • Jakob Randa (programming)

CENSTAT

  • Steven Abrams
  • Roel Braekers
  • Liesbeth Bruckers
  • Tomasz Burzykowski
  • Christel Faes
  • Niel Hens
  • Geert Molenberghs
  • Thomas Neyens
  • Ziv Shkedy
  • Olivier Thas
  • Dirk Valkenborg
  • Anneleen Verhasselt

CENSTAT

  • Annelies Achten
  • Leonardo Angeli
  • Jelmer Bot
  • Andreea Burlacu
  • Jari Claes
  • Alejandro Correa Rojo
  • Myrthe D'Haen
  • Worku Biyadgie Ewnetu
  • Melvin Geubbelmans
  • Dries Heylen
  • Njeri Kamau
  • Leyla Kodalci
  • Cécile Kremer
  • Neilshan Loedy
  • Mohamed Ahmed Emam Mansour
  • Signe Mogelmose
  • Connie Musisi
  • Yessika Natalia
  • Minh Hanh Nguyen
  • Thi Huyen Nguyen
  • Trang Nguyen
  • Fenny Ong
  • Daniel Oluwafemi Olusoji
  • Jannes Peeters
  • Oana Petrof
  • Elena Sofia Prieto Leon
  • Piotr Prostko
  • Murih Pusparum
  • Axel-Jan Rousseau
  • Alejandro Rozo Posada
  • Julie Schenk
  • Bryan Sumanilab
  • Johan Verbeeck
  • Helene Vermeulen
  • James Wambua
  • Sebastiaan Weytjens
  • Mohamad Zafer Merhi

CENSTAT

  • Pietro Coletti
  • Jonas Crèvecoeur
  • Nicolas Franco
  • Oswaldo Gressani
  • Lisa Hermans
  • Anna Ivanova
  • Stijn Jaspers
  • Jade Membrede
  • Zoë Pieters
  • Andrea Torneri
  • Joris Vanderlocht

DSI

  • Rafal Al-Tekreeti (Communication and Outreach)
  • Wouter Duchateau (Financial)
  • Martine Machiels (Administrative)
  • Emiliano Mancini (IOF manager)
  • Sarah Vercruysse (research & IOF manager)

CENSTAT

  • Jan Aerts
  • Luc Bijnens
  • Marc Buyse
  • Jürgen Claesen
  • Helena Geys
  • Rebecca Nsubuga
  • Willem Talloen
  • Geert Verbeke

CENSTAT

  • Marc Aerts
  • Herman Callaert
  • Paul Janssen
  • Emmanuel Lesaffre
  • Noël Veraverbeke

CMAT

  • Sorin Pop
  • Jochen Schütz
  • Fred Vermolen

CMAT

  • Manuela Bastidas Olivares
  • Jeremy Chouchoulis
  • Ginger Egberts
  • Stephan Lunowa
  • Qiyao Peng
  • Menel Rahrah
  • Sohely Sharmin
  • Eleni Theodosiou
  • Hoang An Tran

CORe

  • Tim Wuyts

DBTI

  • Marc Gyssens
  • Bart Kuijpers
  • Jan Van Den Bussche

DBTI

  • Erik Bollen
  • Maxime Jakubowski
  • Heba Mohamed
  • Jasper Steegmans

IMIN

  • Liesbet Peeters

IMIN

  • Tina Parciak
  • Ashkan Pirmani

IMIN

  • Lotte Geys

LOG

  • Inneke Van Nieuwenhuyse

MAD

  • Ann Bessemans

MAD

  • Janneke Janssen
  • Walda Verbaenen

MAD

  • Maria Perez Mena

TLAB

  • Geert-Jan Bex
  • Jef Hooyberghs

TLAB

  • Dries Heylen

TLAB

  • Jothi Blontrock (copywriter)

ECOOM

  • Hanne Poelmans
  • Simon D'haenens

Location

UHasselt Campus Diepenbeek - building D

Uhasselt Campus Diepenbeek
Location

Agoralaan - gebouw D,3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

Function
Secretariat

The institute is located in the main university building (Building D) at the Diepenbeek campus.

By public transport

The institute can be easily reached from Hasselt train station using bus services 20A (to Maastricht), 36 (to Genk via Diepenbeek) or 45 (to Maastricht and Maaseik). There is a busstop "Diepenbeek Universiteit" near the main building of the Diepenbeek campus where DSI is located.

By Car

There is a visitor's car park at the side of the main building. Ring the bell at the front barrier, then leave your car for a moment near the main building. At reception you will be given a day code for the barrier and a plan you can use to find your way to the visitor's car park.

When you arrive on-site

To get to the institute itself, take the main entrance of building D, diagonally cross the agora, and take the steps to the first floor where the institute is located.

I-BioStat

On 10 September 2008, the Leuven and Hasselt Rectors signed the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics (I-BioStat) agreement. For two decades, the Hasselt and Leuven entities have assumed responsibility over education, scientific consulting, and research in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and methodological statistics. Over time, strong collaborative links have been forged between both. The two groups then joined forces in an interuniversity institute. I-BioStat extends further the two divisions’ activities in biostatistics, statistical bioinformatics, and genetics. This is enabled by means of additional appointments at professorial and postdoctoral level, and through project-based investments. Jointly, Leuven and Hasselt are creating a well recognized platform.

Feel free to visit the I-BioStat website

Vacancies

Today's university is curious about every talent. Yours too. We cherish this talent and want to let it grow every day. Would you also like to become a face of our university? Then be sure to browse the range of vacancies below. This list is regularly updated, so come and have a look again soon!

Current vacancies UHasselt - Data Science Institute

Current vacancies other institutes

Past vacancies

The UHasselt Data Science Institute in Belgium (www.uhasselt.be/dsi) fosters collaboration among data science experts across disciplines. As part of this new institute, the Visual Data Analysis Lab is interested in applying interactive data visualisation to support data scientists in gaining insight in their complex data.

The UHasselt Data Science Institute in Belgium (www.uhasselt.be/dsi) fosters collaboration among data science experts across disciplines. As part of this new institute, the Visual Data Analysis Lab is interested in applying interactive data visualisation to support data scientists in gaining insight in their complex data.

  • Associate Professor / Professor / Full Professor Research Position in Data Management and Data Wrangling

    The Data Science Institute brings together researchers working in the broad field of data science across faculties and research groups at Hasselt University. The main objective is to facilitate the data-driven future. The institute performs research across the full spectrum from fundamental to applied; its impact ranges from scientific excellence to civic relevance. The institute's success is measured in achieving this goal by continuous growth in impact and reputation.

The UHasselt website has information on life on campus (student house, visa, costs, health care, etc).

Contact

Dr. Sarah Vercruysse

UHASSELT 15
Location

Agoralaan Gebouw D - B -3590 Diepenbeek

Office E109

Function
Research manager

dr. Emiliano Mancini

UHASSELT 18
Location

Agoralaan Gebouw D - B -3590 Diepenbeek

Office E109

Function
Business Developer

dr. Liesbeth Bruckers

UHASSELT 84
Location

Agoralaan Gebouw D - B -3590 Diepenbeek

Office E111

Function
Consulting Coordinator