Data Science

Data Science at the University of Konstanz brings together computer and information scientists, biologists, linguistis, mathematicians  social scientists and behavioural scientists (Politics and Public Administration, Economics), among others, to develop methods and systems to visualise, analyse, explore and process large quantities of data generated in the natural and social sciences as well as in the humanities. It draws on expertise in data mining/big data, interactive systems and visual computing provided by our Department of Computer and Information Science. CRC/TRR 161 “Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing” has been instrumental in advancing our expertise in Data Science since 2015, developing conceptual metrics and models for quantification as well as new techniques and algorithms for visual computing.

As a particularly interdisciplinary and context-sensitive field of inquiry, Data Science is key to the research carried out in our new Clusters of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” and “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies”, both of which face methodological challenges related to the collection, processing and visualisation of big data.