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Computer Science

Machine learning

Computers are capable of formulating new algorithms on the basis of data they themselves have gathered. In other words, these computers can learn without having been pre-programmed by humans. They make predictions we never expected. At LIACS, we explore the possibilities offered by this revolutionary new generation of computers.

Optimisation theory

Every production process is in essence a search for the best combination of a variety of factors, each with their own individual optimum. The art lies in identifying the overall optimum for all of those factors combined. In 2016, our researchers developed a new method for the theory underlying this problem, known as ‘multi-objective optimisation’.