Understanding Society

Tilburg University has been a reliable provider of high-quality education and research for more than eighty years. We specialize in the social sciences and humanities and we seek to make a structural contribution to society.

Launch Data Science Center Tilburg

Did you know that Big Data is used to predict the probability of ATM robberies? This is just one example of the increasing number of applications of Data Science in our society nowadays. Data Science is used to get better insights and smarter decisions.


Data Science to Advance Society

logo Data Science Center Tilburg

Data Science Center Tilburg (DSC/t) brings together Tilburg University’s scientific expertise in economics, management, law, social sciences, behavioral sciences and the humanities to develop and apply data science. You are cordially invited to attend the launching event of DSC/t on May 20, 2016.

Several speakers from industry and academia will discuss data analytics applications in, e.g. HRM, finance, logistics and marketing. Moreover, legal, regulatory and ethical aspects of Data Science will be discussed by experts from Tilburg University.

We are looking forward to meet you on Friday May 20, 2016!

Entrance: free

Registration: registration form

Location: Tilburg University, Auditorium

Program May 20th
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 12:35 Welcome and opening
12:35 - 13:00 prof. dr. E.H.L. (Emile) Aarts - Rector Magnificus
13:00 - 13:30 prof. dr. ir. W.M.P. (Wil) van der Aalst (TU/e)
13:30 - 14:00 BrandLoyalty - drs. C.M.P. (Claudia) Mennen-Vermeule RA - CFO Brand Loyalty International B.V.
14:00 - 14:30 prof. dr. M. (Marcel) Das (CentERdata)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:25 Parallel session 1:
• dr. N.N. (Nadya) Purtova LLM MSc – ‘Big Data and the question of personal data (co-)ownership’
• prof. dr. M.G. (Marnik) Dekimpe: 'Data Science opportunities in Retailing'.
• prof. dr. J.K.L. (Johan) Denollet: Data science: 'What's health got to do with it?'
15:30 - 15:55 Parallel session 2:
• prof. dr. M.M. (Max) Louwerse: 'Predicting geographical locations using text'
• prof. dr. B. (Bertrand) Melenberg: 'Finance analytics'
• mr. B.M.A. (Marlies) van Eck: Human Rights & Data Science 'Between dream and reality are laws in the way and practical objections'
15:55 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45 prof. dr. E.M.H. (Ernst) Hirsch Ballin
16:45 - 17:15 Data Science Forum (chairman: prof. dr. E.O. (Eric) Postma)
17:15 - 17:30 prof. dr. ir. D. (Dick) den Hertog on DSC/t and Formal opening DSC/t by prof. dr. E.H.L. (Emile) Aarts
17:30 - 18:30 Reception and drinks

When: 20 May 2016 12:00

End date: 20 May 2016 18:30