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Data Science and Systems Complexity Research Training Programme

Objective

Today’s world is a highly complex system that is producing massive amounts of data daily. We can only progress towards urgent global priorities such as sustainable energy, personalized healthcare or the development of the data-driven economy if we can predict the dynamic nature of such a system. This challenge calls for an integrated approach that uses data to understand the behaviour of complex systems, and for experts who can handle data and complexity problems for society at large.

The DSSC Centre at the University of Groningen responds to this demand with a doctoral programme that offers Big Data and Systems Complexity training to ten early stage researchers. To combat the current fragmentation of data and complexity research along disciplinary lines, the DSSC Programme has an interdisciplinary format based on the premise that complex systems generate big data, and big data help identify, control and analyse complex systems.

The DSSC mission is to enable students to become experts who provide effective data & complexity solutions for European strategic fields: energy, healthcare, safety and cybersecurity, smart industry, space and advanced instrumentation. As an interdisciplinary training programme it will prepare students to master modelling, computational and analysis methodologies from mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, and to manage Big Data in disciplines such as astronomy, physics, bioinformatics. It will develop the students’ intersectoral and international mobility through entrepreneurial training, internships and collaborative projects with major local and European stakeholders. The DSSC provides an optimum training environment: access to first-rate research facilities and experienced supervisors in a top 100 university where more than 50% of the PhD population comes from abroad. In the future, the Programme endeavours to foster an international collaborative research network that will address data and complexity challenges.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-COFUND-DP - Doctoral programmes

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 046 400

Partners (14)

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Advanced Radiation Technology Cen.
Netherlands
Address

Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DNV GL NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Centre for Information Technology
Netherlands
Address

Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Suiker Unie
Netherlands
Address

Breda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIENST WEGVERKEER (RDW)
Netherlands
Address
Europaweg 205
2711 ER Zoetermeer
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ING GROEP NV
Netherlands
Address
Bijlmerplein 888
1102 MG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centre for Medical Imaging North Netherlands
Netherlands
Address

Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ChaLearn
United States
Address
Creston Road 955
94708 Berkeley
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations