Early 2017 the Utrecht Platform for Applied Data Science kicked off.
The intelligent use of the massive amount of data nowadays available has become one of the main challenges of our modern society. Many problems may be solved by using the opportunities provided by the ‘datafication’ of our society. The Utrecht Platform for Applied Data Science UPADS addresses this need. It helps scientists in applying the latest and smartest technologies and methods in data science in their research of questions that are relevant to society.
UPADS will bring together researchers and students from all fields. The aim of this new focus area is to form a community in which researchers communicate about their research, keep abreast of developments in data science, promote and develop teaching at various levels and, ultimately, collaborate in interdisciplinary research projects.
UPADS connects researchers in substantive domains with researchers in more fundamental areas. It will accelerate the adaptation of new ideas and findings from fundamental data science in other disciplines working with data.
Furthermore, UPADS will provide a wide range of data science courses on various levels for specialists, students and scientists within and outside the university.