Cutting edge data science research

Data science research to create societal and economic value

The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science offers Data science research in three locations: Tilburg, Eindhoven and ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Our Data Science Research Centers enhance the relevance of academic research to business and society. Our research focuses on adding value with data science, such as data entrepreneurship and data innovation. It entails the fundamental question on how to create societal and economic value with data.

Our Application areas

Social & Digital Entrepreneurship

The field of Social and Digital Entrepreneurship, that is often referred to as Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for the Good, refers to the digital knowledge and skillset that is needed to develop and run enterprises whose primary objective is to contribute to the solution of societally relevant problems.

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AgriFood and Nature

In order to continue to provide sustainable food for the growing world population, something must change rapidly. Data science plays a key role in the transition of the sector.

Crime & Safety

At the department Data Science in Crime & Safety we believe that data science can contribute to safer society. Therefore, we investigate and apply data science in a fair and responsible way.

Our disciplines

Data Analytics

he Data Analytics Unit (DAU) of JADS combines expertise in the domains of causal inference, social network analysis, AI, and in particular machine learning with the goal of explaining the dynamics of complex phenomena.

Data Governance

Data engineering for studying sensor networks and machine learning pipelines.

Data Entrepreneurship

Using machine learning and network analysis to study interactions in meetings, entrepreneurial pitches, social influence, interaction norms and routines.

Research Projects

JADS also participates in several (international) projects, which contribute to grand societal challenges like health, food security, smart transport and secure societies. Together with companies, government, NGO’s and other knowledge institutions, JADS works on solutions by using data.

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Most recent Data Science cases

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Master Data Science * Entrepreneurship

River Plastic Monitoring Using Deep Learning and Cameras for Ocean Cleanup

For his thesis Colin van Lieshout researched the concept of enabling automated monitoring of plastic in rivers for The Ocean Cleanup using deep learning. The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to rid the world’s oceans and rivers of plastic pollution. Collecting data is essential to obtain adequate understanding of the problem.
Master Data Science & Entrepreneurship

Creation of start-up Peppermint with the help of Data Entrepreneurship in Action III

Within the Data Entrepreneurship in Action III course, students are given the opportunity to develop their own data-driven start-up in teams. At JADS we use the popular lean startup method and emphasize the importance of evidence-based actions. One of the student start-ups created with the help of this course is Peppermint.
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