Datalab - The ZHAW Data Science Laboratory

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Piveteau, President of ZHAW
"Datalab is an important player in Switzerland at the interface of applied research and innovation. Data Science is a primary field for Universities of Applied Sciences like ZHAW. In line with our strategy, in line with our mission, Datalab is present in the field of Data Science – a separate discipline but interdisciplinary."

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Piveteau, President of ZHAW

Dr. Thilo Stadelmann, Head of the board of Datalab
"Datalab, the ZHAW Data Science Laboratory, 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, statistics, law, and beyond."

Dr. Thilo Stadelmann, Head of the board of Datalab

"Our research is conducted within projects executed with industry partners. For example, it covers: Big Data technology; Data Mining & Predictive Modeling; Machine Learning & Information Retrieval; Data Warehousing & Data Product Design; Privacy, Security & Ethics."

Dr. Oliver Dürr, Deputy head of the board

Vision & Mission

We are convinced that doing data science in all its facets is the sexiest profession one can pursue. 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; we educate our 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.  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. Additionally we organize the Swiss Data Science conference series (SDS|2014, SDS|2015)