Datalab - The ZHAW Data Science Laboratory
"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
Who we are
Datalab is a virtual organization at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, spanning several departments and institutes.
Datalab is governed by its 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. This also includes joint programmes with universities for PhD students.
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.
The Managing Board decides on applications of new members, associates and partners. New members preferably add new skills to the lab and are complementary to other members.
Please get in touch with us if you are interested.