Digital SocietyPublished on 06.10.2023

Datafication: computer science


Dr. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
Professor at the University of Fribourg, Director of the eXascale Infolab


Datafication has not only shaped the evolution of computer science, pushing it toward more data-centric research, applications, and challenges, but it has also expanded the relevance and scope of the field. It involves converting diverse aspects of the physical world and human behavior into digital data on a massive scale, often through sensors, IoT devices, and digital platforms. This allows for more granular, real-time, and comprehensive data insights, enabling organizations to make data-driven decisions and create new value. Datafication has given rise to new subfields in computer science and has led to the development of specialized algorithms for processing and analyzing large datasets, enhancing data-driven decision making across various fields and industries. Additionally, ethical concerns have become integral aspects of computer science.

When and Where?

Date and time: Tuesday 10.10.2023, 17:15-18:45

Location: Pérolles 90, room A230, Bd de Pérolles 90, Fribourg

The lecture is free and open to the public.