Data Science is the oil of the new digital economy. Many businesses and complete sectors are transforming fast due to the unprecedented availability of data, low cost storage and increasing computing power. Understanding and using this every growing abundance of data, is key to survival. This requires new scientific methods and the education of many talented people.
Mark Mietus is the director of operations of the Data Science Center Eindhoven. DSC/e is working with a small dedicated team to support and steer the Data Science challenges and possibilities across the TU/e. By bringing top scientists from over thirty research groups from different departments together on specific topics, they can tackle the most demanding scientific and societal challenges.
Mark is trained as a physicist and worked many years in several functions in industry. He has experience in forecasting major market transformations and in managing various organizational changes. He talks the language of industry and researchers, enabling him to talk both languages and bring them together. Mark’s ambition is to give hands on support to the researchers with his team, focusing on clear communication, strong research program management and enabling the growth of new scientific ideas and collaborations.