Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Artificial Intelligence, Communication, Culture, Philosophy, Religion and Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

The department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CS&AI) focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of cognitive science and artificial intelligence, including affective computing, computational (psycho)linguistics, data science, educational technologies, games, human-robot interaction, image analytics, machine learning, modeling, social analytics, and virtual & mixed reality.

The department is responsible for several educational programs, in particular the specialization Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence and the Master's specialization Data Science and Society. Moreover, members of the department contribute to other programs at Tilburg University, including the Bachelor in Data Science (offered jointly with the Eindhoven University of Technology), the University College Tilburg and the Master's program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship.

Research and education are intrinsically intertwined in the activities of our department and further strengthened by corporate partnerships and collaborations with third parties. Our vision with respect to education and research is exemplified by the department’s involvement in various university-wide initiatives. The department is critically involved in Mind Labs, a collaboration between corporate partners and knowledge institutes on interactive technologies and human behavior. The department is heavily involved in the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in Den Bosch, both in research and education. Aspects of the department’s research are included in the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC). Furthermore, the department plays a large role in immersive education, interdisciplinary research, and corporate partnerships in the DAF Technology Lab for Virtual and Mixed reality.

The department hosts around 27 staff members, and about the same number of PhD students.