The department carries out joint research into methods and systems of visualisation, analysis, exploration and processing of large amounts of data. This shared profile is reflected in the research of our working groups, who specialise in different application areas such as big data, cyber-physical systems, health, network science or software certification. The department participates in various interdisciplinary projects, e.g. with the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, politics and public administration, economics, linguistics, psychology, sociology, sport science, literature, art, media and history.