Workshops and Conferences

Upcoming events

Data Science Talk Series

The Frankfurt School Data Science Talk Series is a communication and networking platform that enables students and faculty  to interact with professionals from industries and academia, and exchange ideas on various topics related to data science and business.

Our Data Science Talk Series is also a learning platform benefiting anyone interested in data-science-related topics, including  AI, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Visualization, Deep Learning, and many other topics which are rapidly changing the business and academic landscapes.

Students from our Data Science BSc and MSc degree programmes are the target group for this seminar series. The goal is to help them better understand their role in business and center their attention on the topic that will lead them throughout their programme journey. The talk series is also a great medium to learn something new and even engender curiosity and a hidden passion that you have never realized before. Whether you are a data scientist or just someone curious about the continuous growth of data-driven applications all around us and their impact on finance, management, and other fields, please check our list of speakers below and register for any event you are interested in.

The booming field of Data Science is what connects us all in these talk series, so we are happy to welcome companies and professional individuals coming from the industries or academia to share their stories with us. For any inquiries, feel free to contact Zorica Zujic (


Speakers - Fall Series 2021

Dr. Marc Oliver Drobe
- Senior Partner Solution Sales - FICO

Beyond regulatory risk management – how advanced analytics can drive business results in financial services

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Headquartered in Silicon Valley USA, FICO® (NYSE:FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in over 80 countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations.

  • The role of data, analytics and decision management in retail lending
  • Introducing the concept of decision modelling and optimization in Retail Banking.
  • Active portfolio management – Why transparency and simulation is key.
  • Client Success Stories – Portfolio profit uplift achieved by leading banks from advanced analytics

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Link is coming soon! Bedir Tekinerdogan, Chair Information Technology, Wageningen University & Research 

Architecting Sustainable Software Ecosystems for Precision Agriculture

Nov 3, 2021 03:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna



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‘Architecting Sustainable Software Ecosystems for Precision Agriculture’

Precision Agriculture (PA) represents the application of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) into agriculture to increase production and economic returns, often also to reduce the impact on the environment. On the one hand, PA builds on adopting advanced technology such as cloud computing, remote sensing, data-driven farming, big data analytics, and the internet of things (IoT). On the other hand, it relies on multiple systems integrated into a so-called software ecosystem. In a software ecosystem, each system is often interdependent on the other interconnected systems in the ecosystem and co-evolves in the same environment.

The software ecosystem can be structured and operated in multiple different ways. Therefore, a key challenge is to design a sustainable software ecosystem that meets the stakeholders' concerns. Several aspects impact the sustainability of the software ecosystem, among which the proper software architecture design plays an important role.

The software architecture defines the gross level, systemic structure of the system, and is important for understanding the system, analyzing the design decisions and guiding the development process. The software architecture also defines the boundaries of the system and the controlled evolution of the system.

This talk will discuss the challenges of designing software ecosystems for precision agriculture. Several key topics will be described, including (1) precision agriculture, (2) software ecosystem, (3) system of systems (4) architecture design. Further, important lessons learned and the future will be presented.

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Ieva Langenfelde, Data Governance Manager at the HEINEKEN Company 

Demystifying Data Governance: what it is and why it's not scary

Dec 2, 2021 03:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna



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Often these 2 words - Data Governance - sound confusing, mystical, dry and even boring. Yet Data Governance jobs in the market the last few years are really popular and in high demand. So what is this thing? Why is Data Governance even necessary? What does it mean? What can it do for a company?

I want to share more insights into the Data Governance world, to explain what it is and share some real life stories from my experience. I want to share why I believe this can be an exciting job for many of you.

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Ieva L. Bio:

People have not changed, but the way we see data has. Data has always been there, and it has always been important; however nowadays when there is so much more that we can do with it, the interest and attention for it has just exploded. Whilst I also am excited about the new shiny tools, I strongly believe and know that the data that goes into them, still needs lots and lots of our care and attention.

Input – Mishmash – Output – Business Decisions is in short the whole process, and the quality and reliability of the input is what I choose to focus on.
I get inspired if I can ignite interest in people about Data Governance. It often needs to be demystified, it is not such a scary monster after all! I have worked in this field for several multinational Companies across Fashion, Pharma, Chemicals, Automotive, and FMCG industries, across both very federated and aligned IT landscapes, various maturity levels, across multiple data domains.

After 8 years and multiple projects, I have repeatedly landed on the same old truth: Data Governance is not a tool implementation. Data Governance is about people, and it has no end date.

To share my love for data, I am a regular speaker at various conferences for Data Management practices. I want to share real examples of what worked, and what failed, and learn from each other. The rest we can google. 🙂

Past speakers - Spring Series 2021
      • Marko Jocic - Apple - ‘There and back again: A story of Machine learning engineer’
      • Dr. Heike Dengler - UBS Frankfurt - CFA Head Market Conformity Check - Machine Learning Applications in Financial Services.
      • Vahe Andonians - Lecturer and Practitioner, Partner alongside Moody's Analytics.
      • Dr. Ryuta Yoshimatsu & Inna Grijnevitch- D ONE Zürich
      • Dr. Yao Yang - Data Scientist - Infineon Technologies Munich
      • Dr. Sergio Solorzano - Senior Scientist/Software Engineer - EXEON Smart Cyber Security
      • John C. Lokman -  Communication and information specialist

Useful links:

"Tradeoffs in Hierarchical Voting Systems" on December 10, 2021 at the fourth edition of "The Automata Factory"

Talk by Lucas Böttcher at the fourth automata factory workshop in Santiago, Chile.

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"Decisive Conditions for Strategic Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2" on January 5, 2022 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2022

Talk by Lucas Böttcher at the Joint Mathematical Meeting 2022 in Seattle.

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Past events

12 June 2021
Lucas Böttcher and Jan Nagler

Overall Topic:
Introduction to the physical description of social systems including discussion in the context of a weekend seminar of the jDPG.

28 May 2021

The MIDAS Webinar Series features research by MIDAS members, and is open to the public.

4 May 2021

Professor Lucas Böttcher, Professor of Computational Social Science at Frankfurt School

7-10 July 2019

Ninth Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic


2 October 2018

The Future of Work. The Digital Revolution and Its Consequences,
Kick-Off Impulse & Panel Discussion


27 September 2018

Keynote Speech & Discussion with Prof. Gregory Wheeler


18 June 2018

The Third Wave of Artificial Intelligence is game changing.