Author Archives: Alexander Mikroyannidis

EDSA launches self-study courses

EDSA has launched a set of self-study courses covering the following topics: Foundations of Data Science Foundations of Big Data Big Data Architecture Distributed Computing Process Mining Essentials of Data Analytics and Machine Learning The courses are available in the EDSA online courses portal, where learners can enrol and study the learning materials at their own pace. […]

ICT 2015 Networking Session: Addressing the Big Data and Data Science Skills Gap

EDSA is organising a Networking Session in ICT 2015, entitled: “Addressing the Big Data and Data Science Skills Gap”. The objective of this session is to generate an action plan for addressing the Big Data and Data Science skills gap by bringing together researchers and key industrial players. The session will be comprised of 3 talks representing the Market, Industry […]

EDSA announces first members of Industry Advisory Board

EDSA has announced the first members of the project’s Industry Advisory Board. Advisory Board members, from a wide range of industries, sectors and countries, have extensive experience in their industry and expertise in the data science field. The Advisory Board will oversee the work of the project and help EDSA to fulfil its mission of […]

Track Data Science Demand With the New EDSA Dashboard

The new EDSA project dashboard has been launched to visualise the data we are collecting on data science skills and training needs across the European Union. We need your help to complete the picture. Powering the dashboard is data collected from a survey that we’re asking data practitioners across the EU to complete. We hope […]

Can you help to shape the future of data science training in Europe?

The European Data Science Academy (EDSA) is seeking to recruit industry experts for the EDSA Advisory Board. Background The European Data Science Academy is funded under the Horizon 2020 programme by the European Commission. The project will address the growing skills gap in data science across Europe. EDSA will evaluate the sector specific data science […]

EDSA organises the 5th ESWC Summer School

EDSA will organise this year’s ESWC Summer School in Crete from August 31st to September 5th 2015. The overall goal for this event is to provide intensive training and networking opportunities for the next EWC generation. In particular we wish to facilitate the creation of a new cohort of ESWC: Master’s, Ph.D. students and junior researchers […]

Tackling big data: How Europe is trying to bridge the data science skills gap has published an article presenting EDSA and discussing the challenges of bridging the data science skills gap in Europe. The article features quotes from Elena Simperl (University of Southampton) and Angi Voss (Fraunhofer IAIS). “We’re going to define the European curriculum for data scientists,” said Elena. “We’re going to come up with a proposal for learning objectives, topics that […]

The European Data Science Academy has kicked-off!

The kick-off meeting of the European Data Science Academy (EDSA) took place last week in Luxembourg. EDSA is a flagship project for the EC with regards to bridging the gap in the demands for data science skills in Europe. Apart from the project partners, the meeting was attended by the Project Officer for EDSA Carola […]

EDSA Massive Open Online Course: “Process Mining: Data science in Action”

On April 1st 2015 the MOOC of Process Mining starts. Over 42.000 participants joined the first session of this course. Visit for more information and to register for this 6 week course. Data science is the profession of the future, because organizations that are unable to use (big) data in a smart way will not […]

The EDSA web site is now online

The EDSA web site is now available to the public. The web site will serve as the main online point of reference for the project. It will offer the latest news about the project, its objectives, details about its consortium and participating partners, as well as various outputs of the project, such as deliverables, publications, and […]