Impact Program

The Tilburg University Impact Program brings together researchers and stakeholders in complex societal issues in order to advance society with the help of knowledge and innovation.

Creating Value from Data

A considerable part of our daily behavior is stored in large databases. The amount of data that we generate is increasing exponentially. Moreover, the processing power of computers is growing as well as the power of algorithms tot analyze data. This creates new opportunities but also great risks.

At Tilburg University we develop better data science techniques and strive to improve transparent, reliable and responsible use of data. Together with societal partners we combine expertise in algorithms, analytics, and data mining with legal and ethical knowledge as well as knowledge in fields such as finance, economics, logistics, HR and health. 

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Impact in action

The Data Science Center Tilburg aims to unlock insights hidden in large data sets and to assist society and businesses with translating these insights into action to solve complicated problems. An example of successful cooperation is the optimization of the World Food Programme. As a partner of the Jheroniumus Academy of Data Science we offer Bachelor and Graduate programs, PDeng education, and conduct and apply research within existing ecosystems.


Program Leader:

Hertog, D. den
Name D. den Hertog
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research
Position Full Professor
Room P 2.224
Phone +31 13 466 2122

Program Manager & Contact:

Gruijthuijsen, M.P.J.M. van
Name drs. M.P.J.M. (Martijn) van Gruijthuijsen
Division Academic Support
Research Innovation - Grant Support
Position Programmanager
Room RT 702
Phone +31 13 466 2953