Skip to main content

DCS Masterclass on Data Visualization

November 12, 2019
Bar Beton, Utrecht Central Station
The Netherlands

The Dutch Chemometrics Society (DCS) cordially invites you to a DCS Masterclass on Data Visualization! The Masterclass will feature two renown plenary speakers from the data visualization field: Casper Albers and Sara Sprinkhuizen.

Casper is a professor at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in applied statistics and data visualization. His research focuses on statistical modelling of psychological processes, applied in clinical psychology and environmental psychology and on the interplay between statistics and science communication. He has over 50 peer reviewed papers, has given numerous lectures and workshops and occasionally writes scientific columns for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. Casper will mainly speak about a theoretical basis for multivariate data visualization (e.g. biplots).

Sara is a freelance data analyst and data visualization expert. After having studied physics, she got intrigued by data visualization because proper data visualization can strongly contribute to get complex messages across. She is currently active as data analyst, data visualizer and consultant for multiple international companies and research institutes, including MIT Media Lab, the online newspaper De Correspondent, the Dutch medical journal Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, and the Màxima Medical Center in Eindhoven. Sara's talk will mainly focus on perceptional and aesthetic aspects of data visualization.

Two experts in data science and chemometrics will challenge the talks to trigger discussion. Renger Jellema (senior scientist at DSM Biotechnology Center, The Netherlands) and José Camacho (Associate Professor in the Department of Signal Theory, Networking and Communications at University of Granada, Spain) will take up the challenger role.


Date, time, location

The Masterclass will be held on November 12, 2019 at Bar Beton in Utrecht. Bar Beton is conveniently located at Utrecht Central Station and can thus be very easily reached by public transport. The masterclass starts at 09.30 hrs and ends at 16.00 hrs, followed by some drinks and snacks.


Registration and fee

Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. We can accomodate at max 40 people, so make sure that you register in time! To register, please send an e-mail to our secretary Lidia Esteve Agelet via iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with subject 'Registration DCS Masterclass 2019'. We will then confirm your registration (if not yet full) and provide you with the payment details. The participation fee is €120. Students (including PhD students) pay a fee of €80. The fee includes lunch, coffee, tea, refreshments, snacks and drinks.

Deadline for registration: October 20, 2019


Detailed program

Click here (pdf file) to take a look at the detailed program of the day.


Credits and certificate of attendance

For (PhD) students: this course is worth 0.3 ECTS credits. If you require a certificate of attendance, please let us know (see below for contact details). We will make sure that your certificate is ready on they day of the event.


More information

You can contact our secretary Lidia Esteve Agelet via iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information about this Masterclass.



This event is kindly sponsored by the Institute for Molecules and Materials of Radboud University.