The BANDAS Centre focuses on technologies that are used for very large, heterogeneous, and volatile data sets (big data). The basis of such data-based technologies can include both classic statistical approaches or information systems as well as methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The central focus of the centre is on the design of these technologies and their transformation potential for organisations and society. In the spirit of design science research, prototypes for practical problems are developed and evaluated in relation to organisations or society. Regarding organisations, research is conducted on how data-based technologies can be used as effectively as possible in practice. This means that the transformation of business processes, working practices and roles is analysed, as well as the potential for new business models and innovations. The findings from these analyses are incorporated into the design and conception of data-based technologies, for example via design guidelines. In relation to society, we analyse how data-based technologies change power relations, social practices and how (changing) social values, ideas and norms affect technology development and which design requirements result from this.
Both research perspectives consider the influence of ethical and regulatory frameworks. In their design orientation, both research perspectives combine the use of data science methods and current technologies.
Sonja SchreckmairInstitut für Operations und Information Systems
Institut für Operations und Information Systems