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BiCDaS Advisory Board

BiCDaS has given itself an external, scientific advisory board composed of prominent researchers from different Data Science-related fields. Some highly renowned researches have already agreed to support BiCDaS with their great expertise:

Prof Dr Göran Kauermann

Professor of Applied Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and BusinessLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE)

Prof Dr Fionn Murtagh

Professor of Data Science
Director of the Centre for Mathematics and Data Science
University of Huddersfield (UK)


Prof Dr Anne Baillot

Professor of German Philology
Director of the Institute for German Philology
University of Le Mans (FR)

Dr Walter Peissl

PhD in Social and Economic Sciences
Deputy Director of the Austrian ITA
Institute of Technology Assessment (A)


Prof Dr Michael Löffler

Vice President Sales Planning & Management Porsche AG (D)

Prof Dr Niko Beerenwinkel

Professor for Computational BiologyETH Zurich (CH)

Our utmost gratitude is with these researchers and we are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation!


Lecture Recording Online

The recording of the lecture on Digital Knowledge Services by Mr Summann is now online.


Lecture Recording Online

The recording of the lecture SMPC held by Dr Ballhausen is now online.


Lecture Recording Online

The recording of the lecture on DARIAH-DE infrastructure held by Prof Henrich is now online.


Digital Work

The HFD has published a collection of useful resources around digital work and teaching in times of pandemic



The Data Literacy Skills @ Ostwestfalen Lippe has started on 1st of March. Stay tuned for news on a kick-off event to transpire once Corona is dealt with.

DataLab DH

We have established our second DataLab: The DataLab Digital Humanities.

Data Literacy Education

The consortium of Bielefeld University, University of Paderborn and FH Bielefeld receive three years funding to advance Data Literacy Education


Our first DataLab

The first instance of our new, agile cooperation format has been initiated: The DataLab High Performance Computing and Advanced Simulation

More on DataLabs

UBi part of Data Literacy Education Network

Bielefeld University is now part of the national Data Literacy Education Network by DATEV foundation.


Past News

Programming Languages in Data Science

Talk by Prof Bates, statistician, core-developer of R, Julia developer


Data Literacy Panel Discussion

The final event of the first lecture series on Data Literacy.


Digital Humanities and Knowledge

Talk by Mr Summann about digital editions and research projects in the arts and humanities


Secure Multi-Party Computing

Talk by Dr Ballhausen about new ways jointly analyse sensitive data


Location-Based Promotion

Talk by Prof Schäfers on In-Store consumer localisation and in-store analytics on Friday 17th.


RDM in Arts and Humanities

On Friday 10th is the next session of our lecture series data science. The topic will be research data management in the arts and humanities


Data Literacy

This Wednesday (October 30th) in the lecture series on data literacy we are welcoming two external speakers:

Dr. Gellert (OEDIV) and Mr Jösting (Bildungsbüro) will elaborate on the role of data (literacy) in economy and society.

Q-Fonds Teaching

After the huge success last summer term, this winter terms call again includes Data Literacy.

Applications are still possible until November 15th.

Big Data is Watching you!

Our lecture series on BigData is the first course of new data literacy module.

Check now!

Lecture Series Data Science - SOEP

The recording of the lecture given by Dr. Goebel (DIW) on the SOEP panel study is now available on our website!

Recording Data Science on Music Data

Prof. Weihs (TU Dortmund) held a lecture on music data and its analysis during our lecture series

Go have a look!

Lecture recording Dr. Sczyrba

The recording of lecture on microbial "dark matter" is now online

Summer Schools

BiCDaS is sponsor of two summer schools in September. One focussing on time series analysis and one on explainable data science

Data Literacy Education - Go!

The data literacy education program is picking up speed, as our new program coordinator commences her duty.

more and contact.

Q-Fonds Teaching

Application for the Q-Fond Teaching is now closed. We are looking forward to many innovations in Data Literacy Education.


Hacky Hour@OSWG

The Open Science Working Group presents a new strictly hands on format for presenting all kinds of tool for Open Science: The hacky hour.


Data Science at RCM² colloquium

This Friday there will be a talk on Data Science in multi-omics plant science.

Have a look

Q-Fonds Teaching

Today (May 10th) is the last day to submit applications for the Q-Fonds Teaching. The call was for innovation in Data Literacy Education.



On 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May Bielefeld University hosts a mathematical workshop on "Computational Applications of Quiver Representations: TDA and QPA".


Lecture Series Data Science

This winter term BiCDaS again offers a lecture series on Data Science.


Data Science Lecture VI

On January 30th Prof. Dr. Claus Weihs (TU Dortmund) will talk about data science on music data.


Data Science Lecture V

On January 25th Prof. Dr. Karsten Lübke(FOM) will talk about data literacy education.


Data Science Lecture IV

On January 18th Dr. Sczyrba (CeBiTec, Bielefeld University) will talk about computing in lifesciences.


RDM@DZHW in UB Colloquium

Also on January 18th there will be a talk on research data management at DZHW starting 9 a.m..


Data Science Lecture III

On January 11th Dr. Jan Goebel (SOEP DIW, Berlin) will give an introduction to the SOEP Study.


RCM² colloquium

On Friday 11th of January, Prof. Fuchs will give a talk in the RCM² colloquium.


We are hiring!

We are looking for a coordinator for our data literacy education initiative!


Data Science Lecture II

On December 14th Prof Cimiano (Bielefeld Uni.) will give a talk on semantic satabases in medicine.

First Lecture of Lecture Series

On Friday, October 19th Prof. Fuchs will start this years Data Science lecture series.


Final Lecture online

All the recordings of our lecture series on Data Science are now online.

have a look...

BiCDaS in the Media

Recently BiCDaS and the future master degree course on Data Science a Bielefeld University were covered in an article by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

The article can be found here.

Data Science Master Program

Application for the newly established Master Program on Data Science is now open.


Data Science Day 2018

On May 23rd the first Data Science Day at Bielefeld University will take place


Data Science @ RCM²-Colloquium

On Wednesday 2nd of May Scott Balchin (Warwick/Sheffield) will give a Data Science-related talk in the RCM² colloquium.