Singel 425, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Responsible Data Science Seminar Series – Launch Event

On 15 September, we will kick-off our monthly seminar series on Responsible Data Science (RDS), a joint collaboration of expert researchers from 11 knowledge institutions across the Netherlands.

The RDS initiative is driven by the omnipresence of data making society increasingly dependent on data science. Despite its great potential, there are also many concerns on irresponsible data use. Unfair or biased conclusions, disclosure of private information, and non-transparent data use, may inhibit future data science applications.

For more information see the Responsible Data Science website

Date: Thursday 15 September

Time: 16:00-17:30

Location: Amsterdam University Library, Singel 425

Room C0.07 – Doelenzaal, Building C, Ground Floor

16:00-16:05 Introduction & Overview on Responsible Data Science

16:05-16:25 Speaker 1: Wil van der Aalst, Professor of Information Systems at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) on “Responsible Data Science: Ensuring Fairness, Accuracy, Confidentiality, and Transparency (FACT)”.  A general introduction and overview on the challenges of Responsible Data Science.

16:25-16:45 Speaker 2: Nicolette de Keizer, Professor of Medical Informatics, Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC) on “Challenges for Institutional Performance Measures: Responsible Data Science in Health Care”. A discussion on using patient record data to measure and improve quality of care.

16:45-17:00 Open discussion

17:00 – Networking and drinks

17:30 – Close


The RDS programme aims at generating scientific breakthroughs by making data science responsible by design. In RDS researchers from multiple disciplines connect to develop techniques, tools, and approaches to ensure fairness, accuracy, confidentiality, and transparency.

Big data is changing the way we do business, socialize, conduct research, and govern society. Data are collected on anything, at any time, and in any place. Organizations are investing heavily in Big data technologies and data science has emerged as a new scientific discipline providing techniques, methods, and tools to gain value and insights from new and existing data sets. Data abundance combined with powerful data science techniques has the potential to dramatically improve our lives by enabling new services and products, while improving their efficiency and quality. Many of today’s scientific discoveries (e.g., in health) are fuelled by developments in statistics, data mining, machine learning, databases, and visualization.


Book your agenda for our future RDS events, dates will be as follows

(all Thursdays from 1600-1730 in Amsterdam):

20 October 2016

17 November 2016

15 December 2016