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The ZHAW Data Science Laboratory

Datalab, the Data Science Laboratory at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, is the place to transform deep data science know how into innovative research projects and vibrant teaching in Switzerland. We are a strongly interdisciplinary group with firm roots in computer science and statistics. Have a look at our team to find out who and what we are.

Goals

We are convinced that doing data science in all its facets is the sexiest profession one can pursue in all of information technology (and probably beyond…). We have a passion for our subject and love to see it transformed into either of

  • business value through innovative research projects, aiming mainly (but not exclusively) at Swiss SMEs
  • new data scientists through passionate teaching of data science foundations and advanced topics for the education of students towards being researchers as well as practitioners.

Our goal is to be a nationally leading and internationally recognized center of excellence for research, teaching and services in the area of data science. The Datalab closely cooperates with industry, enabling innovation and technology transfer.

In order to reach these goals, we foster interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of ideas between our members and associates.

Recent blog posts

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  • 21.10.2014, 11:43

    When A Blind Shot Does Not Hit

    In this article, I recount measures and approaches used to deal with a relatively small data set that, in turn, has to be covered “perfectly”. In current academic research and large-scale industrial applications, datasets contain millions to billions (or even … Continue reading →

  • 19.09.2014, 08:55

    Big Data Query Processing with Mixed Workloads

    As part of a recent project called Big Data Query Processing we have evaluated complex query workloads using modern Big Data systems. In particular, we have performed benchmarks of Cloudera Impala using a business intelligence use case provided by an … Continue reading →

  • 25.08.2014, 16:34

    Search engines in the light of privacy, data protection, freedom of information and the right to be forgotten

    In this post, our new Datalab members Kurt Pärli and Anita Zimmermann from ZHAW’s Zurich Center for Privacy and Dataprotection comment on the recent judment of the European court against Google; see also C-131/12 dated May 13, 2014 Opinion of … Continue reading →

Quelle: Data Science made in Switzerland

 

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SDS|2015 technical program fixed & registration deadline approaching: see t.co/vwM7YNcFRs

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iisiBox enables fast & easy setup and access to educational VMs running SAS 9.4: t.co/ZCXmG2FDeP

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New CTI grants "DaCoMo" and "PANOTPES" in the area of (deep) machine learning for ZHAW Datalab: t.co/2PwWD0Jveh

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How we brought Windows VMs to OpenStack for educational analytics servers within the SASLab project: t.co/iVWkvwqGfq

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SDS|2015 news: abstract submission deadline is rapidly approaching; keynote details are available; we are listed by t.co/rsMOz33QhA

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Deadline extension for SDS|2015: 06 March, 2015, is the new deadline for presentation proposals. See also t.co/oKdZVnoaFs

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RT @thilo_on_data: Just published a report on our ongoing research project SODES (automatic data curation). Still looking for partners: httt.co/z7rOjxjyIC

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RT @thilo_on_data: My latest upload : Data Science - (K)eine Teenagerliebe on @SlideShare t.co/VZ0PdEIWnr via @SlideShare

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SDS|2015 registration (and submission of presentations!) just opened: t.co/vwM7YNugJ0

We are looking for sponsors as well.

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New blogpost on search engines from a data privacy law perspective by our associate Kurt Pärli: t.co/fAMZ3AV8A1

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@DiegoKuonen BSc ¦ MSc in #statistics please apply if you have "a good command & a passion for programming" and big data technology! :)

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Job opening: Research Assistant in Data Science at #zhaw #datalab: https://t.co/KPe13LlQNg

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Call for Presentations: SDS|2015 awaits your talk! t.co/Xc7s4NGql4

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RT @thilo_on_data: @dselz from @Squirro entertains us at @DataScienceCH's #sds2014 on how to earn money with data science t.co/gpjl

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RT @ArgusderPresse: "Daten sind das neue Öl, aber im Gegensatz zu Öl werden Daten mehr, wenn man sie braucht" @golliez am #sds2014

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RT @thilo_on_data: Dr. Wiesmann from #ibmresearch at @DataScienceCH's #sds2014 on "ML / predictive analytics": great talk w/ nice depth! ht…

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News

13.04.2015

CTI Funding for DaCoMo and PANOPTES Projects Granted

Two project proposals in Machine Learning received a positive (conditional) funding decision from CTI in March 2015. The overall grant volume for Datalab members exceeds 675'000 CHF.
Within the DaCoMo project, together with Mechmine llc, we will...

13.04.2015

SASLab project finished successfully

With the completion of the SAS Lab project in January 2015, ZHAW Datalab now owns a uniquely easy-to-use service to provide Data Science students with access to educational servers running SAS software. Trainers know the problem: Besides providing exciting-yet-feasible tasks for hands-on lab sessions in analytics, they have to care for the...

07.01.2015

Toward Automatic Data Curation for Open Data

A report on our ongoing research project SODES has just been published in ERCIM News 100, 01/2015. It describes the blueprint of an automatic data curation system on the web that helps reducing data munging efforts (~80% of a data scientist's job) by a considerable amount. Learn more.

14.11.2014

Modeling Capitalism in the 21st Century

Applying Big Data and Data Warehouse Technology for Financial System Modeling