The KIVI chair knows a long tradition. It is awarded by KIVI and has a research period of four years in a certain field of discipline. The chair is meant to establish a connection between scientific research at the TU Delft and the engineers in the professional practice. For the period of 2015-2019 the research will explore the topic of Big Data Science because it's a current and substantial research with applications in many engineering disciplines. Geert-Jan Houben leads the research, education and training in data science and technology in Delft (Delft Data Science).

KIVI Chair - Big Data Science Master Classes 2017

On the 27th of November 2017 KIVI and the TU Delft Data Science Team organise 3 Big Data Science Master Classes: 'Smart Algorithms for Smart Grids', 'Responsible Data Sharing: A vision of human-technology partnership' and 'Software Analytics'.



2017: Smart Algorithms for Smart Grids - dr. Mathijs de Weerdt & dr. Matthijs Spaan

The PowerPoint presentation of dr. Mathijs de Weerdt & dr. Matthijs Spaan is online.

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2017: Responsible Data Sharing: A vision of human-technology partnership - dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk

The PowerPoint presentation of dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk is online.

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2017: Software Analytics - dr. Andy Zaidman

The PowerPoint presentation of dr. Andy Zaidman is online.

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For more information about KIVI Chair Big Data Science

Petr Aksenov
Projects at KIVI

Info on Delft Data Science

Big Data Science MOOC's

MOOC's TU Delft


KIVI Chair - Big Data Science Master Classes 2016

On the 10th of November 2016 KIVI and the TU Delft Data Science Team organised 3 Big Data Science Master Classes. Click here for the introduction (PowerPoint) by Geert-Jan Houben and here for pictures of the Big Data Science Master Classes, that took place on the 10th of November.



2016: Transiently Powered Computers - dr. Przemyslaw Pawelczak

The PowerPoint presentation and video of dr. Przemyslaw Pawelczak are online.

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2016: Computer Graphics and Visualization - prof.dr. Elmar Eisemann

The PowerPoint presentations and video of prof.dr. Elmar Eisemann are online.

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2016: Cyber-security - dr. Christian Doerr

The video of dr. Christian Doerr is online.

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KIVI Chair - Big Data Science Kick off 2015

The kick off of the KIVI chair Big Data Science was a great success. The chair was launched by Micaela dos Ramos, director of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) and prof. dr. ir. Geert-Jan Houben, professor of the KIVI chair. During the symposium, professor Houben shared the developments in the field of big data science, and he outlined the impact on society and the engineering sciences. "The interesting thing about big data is that it, just like the internet, is simultaneously fundamental and experimental," according to Houben. This ensures that a new type of research is necessary, a type of research where computer scientists are not often used to. "There are social aspects to it that are not present in a purely technical system, that makes researching it so exciting." After the plenary session a preview of the big data research was given in three parallel masterclasses.

Do you want to participate in the KIVI-Chair, contact Petr Aksenov at

Introduction on Big Data Science – prof. dr. ir. Geert-Jan Houben

2015: Acceleration of Personalized Medicine Applications - dr. ir. Zaid Al-Ars

In the context of applying big data solutions to urgent societal challenges, Zaid Al-Ars gave a masterclass titled "Acceleration for Personalized Medicine Big Data Applications". The class discussed how big data systems enable doctors to use DNA information to help patients with diagnosing genetic disease and devise a personalized treatment plan. A number of solutions were presented and discussed, followed by a demo of a scalable big data platform, specifically designed for personalized medicine solutions.

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2015: Scalable High Performance Systems - dr. ir. Alexandru losup

The masterclass ‘Scalable High Performance Systems' held by Alexandru Iosup focused on data centers, one of the main requirements for an information culture. Building and maintaining a server is not profitable for most companies, this leads to an increase in massive data centers that store data. “To cope with the increasing computation demands and with the data deluge, we have already started to build complex hardware and software ecosystems, exposed as cloud services to a vast user community”, Iosup explained.

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2015: Crowdsourcing in Enterprise Environments - dr. ir. Alessandro Bozzon

The masterclass by Alessandro Bozzon introduced the audience with the underpinning principles and "theories" of crowdsourcing and human computation. Several characterising challenges of these data science disciplines were discussed; participants actively interacted with the lecturer, to provide examples of concrete engineering and scientific issues that could be addressed by human computation techniques.

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