Data science and data security

Imec turns unstructured multimedia data into usable information.


Our data science researchers deal – amongst other things – with data quality, how to interpret and visualize data from different sources, and how to turn data into valuable information and (ultimately) knowledge.

Fusing semantic intelligence and artificial intelligence into a single focus, imec’s research teams across the various Flemish universities aim to solve five crucial data science research challenges.

Data extraction

Learn more about imec’s research in and solutions for the extraction of reliable, clean data from raw data sets. 

Data mining

Learn more about imec’s research in and solutions for data mining to analyze distributed and non-distributed data in different settings. 

Data visualization

Learn more about imec’s research in and solutions for data visualization to enable deep insights and generate new hypotheses. 

Machine learning

Learn more about imec’s developments in machine learning to develop self-learning agents that examine data and provide us with understandable conclusions.

Data security

Learn more about imec’s research in and solutions data protection for cloud computing, IoT and general applications. 

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  • In addition to our research activities, we also work with industry partners to develop practical solutions that help them make the most of their data.

Why work with us?

  • Imec’s data research builds on a unique combination of expertise in semantic intelligence (understanding how meaning is made and interpreted) and artificial intelligence (creating algorithms that detect patterns and extract knowledge out of raw data).
  • Imec is a frontrunner in speeding up search algorithms and linking distributed data.
  • Imec develops algorithms that will help future visual search interfaces serve up only the most relevant and valuable information by quickly and accurately predicting relationships and connections between different pieces of data.
  • Teams at imec are already working with industrial partners to develop and deploy self-learning, multi-sensor robots that works seamlessly — and safely — with humans on one and the same assembly line. 
  • Imec is a key player in the international research community tackling the challenges of establishing data trust. It is also one of the only groups in the world working on data provenance reconstruction.

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