Vienna welcomes Data Science Expert at MU

Prof. Denis Helic as the Head of the School of Applied Data Science

Modul University has responded to the growing need for optimizing business processes which, in turn, has increased demand for data science graduates. The emergence of big data and the continuous advancements of tools and methods for analyzing these data offer promising career opportunities for data science graduates. Data scientists support managers in their fundamental goal of making good data-driven decisions. Interdisciplinary data scientists who can apply theoretical data science knowledge to solve real world problems in the field of business and services are particularly in demand.

MU's BSc in Applied Data Science offers a specialized curriculum where Business is combined with Technology. This program offers courses in big data processing, analysis and visualization, machine learning, computer programming, as well as fundamental knowledge in management required in solving complex, real-world problems in a variety of fields within industries and services.

Denis Helic was a tenured Associate Professor at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, TU Graz.

He has a M.Sc. (Dipl. Ing.) in Computer Engineering (with distinction) from University of Zagreb, Ph.D. in Computer Science (with distinction) from Graz University of Technology, and Habilitation thesis in Applied Computer Science from Graz University of Technology. Denis has been the project leader in a number of national and international basic and applied research projects some of which have been awarded with national and international prizes. He has published more than 130 research papers in various international journals and conferences including top venues such as WWW, KDD, CIKM, CSCW, Hypertext, IUI, as well as ACM Trans. on the Web, ACM Trans. on Intelligent Systems and Technology, ACM Trans. on Social Computing, and PLOS ONE. He has won a number of Best Paper Awards including the prestigious Best Paper Award at the 24th ACM WWW 2015. He has co-organized several international conferences and workshops and has served on numerous program committees.

He regularly reviews submissions for several renowned international journals. Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor of the EPJ Data Science, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, and Frontiers in Big Data, Data Mining and Management. Since 2011 Denis is Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. He is responsible for the study fields Computer Science, Software Engineering and Management, as well as Teacher Education in Computer Science. He is also one of the coordinators of interdisciplinary cooperation with University of Graz combining Computer Science with Social Sciences, Psychology, Economics, and Law.

Watch a video where Prof. Denis Helic explains Data Science studies in 4 minutes:

Data Science at MU

Modul University Vienna is thrilled to welcome him on campus this fall where he will teach "Foundation of Computer Science and Programming" and "Data Structures and Algorithms".