These are the professional pages of Dr. Marco Spruit. I am a researcher in the Organisation & Information research group in the department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University. I lecture in Data Science & Society and Data Analytics.

As principle investigator in the department's Applied Data Science Lab, my research centres around Adaptive Analytic Systems in an Applied Data Science context. I represent UU in the Data Science Platform Netherlands (DSPN), and have also participated as the Data Science expert member in the interdisciplinary New Science Agenda (NWA) taskforce on Prevention.

I am a research leader in three Horizon2020 projects and two nationally funded projects, and as of Summer 2018, have authored 130+ publications including 50+ journal papers. My ADS research team currently consists of 13 Ph.D students and 1 postdoc. I have successfully completed 2 Ph.D projects as daily supervisor. I serve on the editorial boards of the international journals on Semantic Web and Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Decision Analytics, Business Intelligence Research, and Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare, among others. I am also associate editor in the Health Informatics tracks at the two premier conferences on Information Systems (ICIS and ECIS).

In my research theme Adaptive Analytic Systems I investigate intertwining aspects of the three dual phases of the Knowledge Discovery Process with a solution-oriented Design Science Research approach within an Applied Data Science context. Spruit & Lytras (2018) define the emerging research field of Applied Data Science—based on Pritzker & May’s (2015) Data Science Venn-diagramme—as "the knowledge discovery process in which analytic systems are designed and evaluated to improve the daily practices of domain experts". I am particularly interested in Meta-Algorithmic Modelling solutions with respect to three key dilemmas in data science: depth vs breadth, selection vs configuration, and accuracy vs transparency.

Before 2007 I worked in industry for fourteen years as a Big Text Analytics engineer at ZyLAB Europe and the Intelligence Service, among others.

Recently Added News

  • OUT: Applied Data Science in Patient-Centric Healthcare Even though my research is frequently being published, I now have one paper out that I am particularly happy with and proud of, in a collaboration with my Greek friend Miltiadis: Spruit,M., & Lytras,M. (2018). Applied Data Science in Patient-centric Healthcare: Adaptive Analytic Systems for Empowering Physicians and Patients. Telematics and Informatics, 35(4), 643–653.[ISI impact factor: 3.398] [pdf] [online]This strategic paper defines and positions my research theme as a research framework for Applied Data Science research on the knowledge discovery process in which analytic systems are designed and evaluated to improve the daily practices of domain experts. It introduces Adaptive Analytic Systems as a novel research perspective of the three intertwining aspects within ...
    Posted May 23, 2018, 5:40 AM by Marco Spruit
  • PRESS: Sleepwet outreach My professional opinion on the Sleepwet/WiV was published on the Utrecht University homepage as well as the regional news headlines, after being prepared by our UU science editor/public information officer... Furthermore, together with other computer science colleagues in the Netherlands an extensive statement was issued on our concerns with the current Law for the intelligence and security services (Wet inlichten- en veiligheidsdiensten, Wiv). The UU piece was subsequently picked up by the popular regional online news paper DUIC one day before the national referendum on this topic. The official result will be made public in a week from now, but it will be a close call either way.Finally, next week a group of secondary school students will ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 4:19 AM by Marco Spruit
  • TALKS: HealthINF 2018 Last week I presented the following two papers on the HEALTHINF 2018 conference:Speech Technology in Dutch Health Care: A Qualitative Study (19/01/2018). Poster at the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. HEALTHINF 2018, Funchal, Portugal. Devices Used for Non-invasive Tele homecare for Cardiovascular Patients: A Systematic Literature Review (19/01/2018). 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. HEALTHINF 2018, Funchal, Portugal. [15 min.]
    Posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:44 AM by Marco Spruit
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  • 20180320 - Utrechtse onderzoekers plaatsen vraagtekens bij effectiviteit sleepwet - De Utrechtse Internet Courant.pdf   650k - Mar 20, 2018, 4:42 AM by Marco Spruit (v2)
    ‎3/20/2018 - Utrechtse onderzoekers plaatsen vraagtekens bij effectiviteit sleepwet - De Utrechtse Internet Courant‎
  • Coursera 6XUTMJFMU6AA - Intro Comm.jpg   181k - Mar 19, 2018, 7:00 AM by Marco Spruit (v2)
    ‎Certificate of Coursera's Introduction to Communication Science MMOC: an online non-credit course authorized by University of Amsterdam's Rutger de Graaf from the Graduate School of Communication Science.‎
  • Coursera 6XUTMJFMU6AA - Intro Comm.pdf   273k - Mar 19, 2018, 7:00 AM by Marco Spruit (v2)
    ‎Certificate of Coursera's Introduction to Communication Science MMOC: an online non-credit course authorized by University of Amsterdam's Rutger de Graaf from the Graduate School of Communication Science.‎
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