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Bielefeld Center for Data Science (BiCDaS)

BiCDaS is a horizontal institution developing Data Science at Bielefeld University and beyond.

It was founded to pool research and teaching activities related to Data Science throughout and beyond Bielefeld University. It serves as a focal point for academics who enjoy exchange regarding new challenges, ideas, and solutions in the field of data science.


At BiCDaS, Data Science is considered an interdisciplinary field of knowledge and a holistic approach to a phenomenon pervading science: the increasing ubiquity of data.


Joint lecture by BiCDaS and FSPM²

On Friday, November 20th Jerome Kelleher (Oxford Big Data Institute) will give a talk on "Simulating ancestral processes for large samples".


Data Literacy Module

The data literacy lecture series, center piece of the interdisciplinary data literacy module, will start on November 4th, 2p.m.


Data Literacy Projekt in the Media

DaLiS@OWL coordinator Dr Theiß interviewed for an article of MERTON magazine.

Have a look...

Lecture Recording Online

The recording of the lecture on Digital Knowledge Services by Mr Summann is now online.


Lecture Recording Online

The recording of the lecture SMPC held by Dr Ballhausen is now online.


Lecture Recording Online

The recording of the lecture on DARIAH-DE infrastructure held by Prof Henrich is now online.


Digital Work

The HFD has published a collection of useful resources around digital work and teaching in times of pandemic



The Data Literacy Skills @ Ostwestfalen Lippe has started on 1st of March. Stay tuned for news on a kick-off event to transpire once Corona is dealt with.

DataLab DH

We have established our second DataLab: The DataLab Digital Humanities.

Data Literacy Education

The consortium of Bielefeld University, University of Paderborn and FH Bielefeld receive three years funding to advance Data Literacy Education


Our first DataLab

The first instance of our new, agile cooperation format has been initiated: The DataLab High Performance Computing and Advanced Simulation

More on DataLabs

UBi part of Data Literacy Education Network

Bielefeld University is now part of the national Data Literacy Education Network by DATEV foundation.


FPGA-based parallel computing device
Foto: © AG Kognitronik und Sensorik

BiCDaS coordinates and supports Data Science research throughout Bielefeld University. One central instrument are our new, agile, cross-faculty research collaborations, called DataLabs.

voller Hörsaal
Foto: © Sensay

BiCDaS supports instructions in Data Science and Data Literacy at Bielefeld University. Knowledge about data and how to properly handle it will be key skills in the near future.