What we're about

The Data Science Community:

Mission: We want to bring people together with a passion for machine learning, artificial intelligence and the use of data. We educate, inspire and empower scholars and professionals to apply data to address humanity’s grand challenges. At the Data Science Belgium community, we informally connect in a non competitive setting.

What we do:

• We are the fastest growing community of machine learning engineers & AI business leaders in Europe.

• We love doing Data4Good.

• We promote the value of analytics and organise events, hands-on sessions and trainings to close the gap between academics and business.

• Join us if you want to share, learn and have fun with analytical & technological innovation & positive social change.

• We have chapters in Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven, Liège and Louvain-La-Neuve.


Our members all want to contribute with their professional skills to make a positive impact on our local community or in the world. They are all aware that data based decision making is key to boost the performances of our organisations. We are an open community and everybody with an interest in data and business is welcome. Our members are University professors, managers in public or private organisations, leaders of NGO’s, Phd students, analytic consultants, technical data & cloud experts …


Our activities are geared around breaching that gap between what the industry need and what the academic institutions has to offer. We focus on knowledge sharing by organising monthly meetups and training sessions. We also provide the possibility for datascientists to work on real ‘Data for Good’-projects where our members offer their help to NGO’s, public intitutions and Startups to gain value out of their data .


Philippe Van Impe – pvanimpe@gmail.com – +32 477 23 78 42

Sam Rédelé - sam.redele@gmail.com - +32 485585452

Who should join us ?

• machine learning engineers, data engineers, software engineers, business analysts, statisticians and hackers

• Business leaders and marketers who leverage data to compete and win

• Enterprise architects, IT, data warehousing, and business intelligence professionals

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Communication Channels:

• We have a Newsletter that we send out to all our members, request it here (http://salesxperts.us3.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=c3a8751c7c9ca0ed86fe7707c&id=41ae93b59b)

• Sign up for our meetings on http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Meetup/

• Follow our community on Twitter: @DataScienceBe @DSGhent @DSLeuven

• Join our group now on Linkedin: http://goo.gl/UtLRdH (http://goo.gl/UtLRdHCheck)

• Check (http://goo.gl/UtLRdHCheck) out the job postings on our Linkedin group: http://goo.gl/jJMYQP

• Follow Google+ community: http://goo.gl/ySWvhj

• And we have a facebook page ! https://www.facebook.com/Datasciencebe

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Upcoming events (3)

Data Science Louvain-la-Neuve (second edition!)

Place Sainte-Barbe 1

Following the success of our first event, we are announcing the second installment of the Data Science Louvain-la-Neuve meetup. When: June 6th at 7 PM Where: Auditorium Sainte-Barbe Ba94, place Sainte-Barbe 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve. Agenda: 19h15 - "A Generative-Adversarial Network Approach for the Simulation of events in High Energy Physics, " by Michelle Faucci Giannelli (Edinburgh U., ATLAS collaboration). 20h15 - "A brief introduction to automatic Earth monitoring, " by Guerman Poler (Aerospacelab). The talks will be followed by an opportunity to enjoy a beer and chat with the speakers/attendees. We hope to see you all there! The organizers: Pierre Artoisenet- N-SIDE Mihailo Backovic- B12 Consulting Gaël de Lannoy- GSK Thibault Helleputte- DNAlytics Michel Herquet- B12 Consulting John Lee- UCLouvain Paul Smyth- GSK Michel Verleysen - UCLouvain

Data Science and Climate in Belgium - BxlDS S05E05

In this event, our speakers will address the role of AI and Data Science in addressing the anthropogenic climate change. Agenda: Doors open and happy hour starts at 18:00 Presentation 1 starts at 19:00: “Joint European efforts to mitigate climate change through the Copernicus program” Cristian Bulumac (Policy Advisor, The Greens @European Comission) will present the Copernicus program: a data centered project that aims at improving climate modelling. Presentation 2 starts at 19:25 " How can AI help us increase cooperation to avoid the consequences of the climate change " - Elias Fernandez Domingos (PhD candidate @VUB AI Lab) will first discuss how academics foresee to use AI to mitigate climate change. In the second part of his talk, Elias will show how AI can be used to model human behaviour ,and more specifically the role of human cooperation, in anthropogenic climate change problem. Presentation 3 starts at 19:50 TBA Networking is scheduled as of 20:20

diSummit2019 - being human in the age of #AI

ULB Solbosch

Being Human in the Age of AI Please register on eventbrite: https://dis2019.eventbrite.co.uk On June 26th the AI & Data Science Community will hold its 5th annual conference at the ULB. You can expect a day packed with innovative ideas, lots of networking opportunities and FUN. We will have 40 speakers, 6 master classes and 6 hands-on workshops, all in the efforts of demystifying Artificial Intelligence. Startup Pitches : There will be 2 vast areas for networking. One for the partners to show off their innovative ideas; the other for all to hire their best candidates. AI Awards : When you fill up the ticket form, send in your recommendations about the best & innovative AI startups, conferences, all the participants will be able to vote ! Invite your team/invite your Boss : Make of #disummit2019 your annual team event and have a productive work day with your team at the ULB. Job Fair : You can promote your outstanding jobs by participating in the Job Fair and sponsor tickets for students. Network before/during/after the event: Opportunities to network and have fun will be plenty. We are introducing our diSummit App to facilitate your connexion with the most pertinent people for you. After the Summit, we have set up the BBQ again on the lawn in front of the building. Spread the word: As we have more capacity this year, we are implementing a special incentive program to reward your help in promoting the Summit. You are invited to bring your community at discounted rates and to earn free tickets.

Past events (176)

AI-awards - semi finals


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