The Business Engineering for Data Science Lab (B4DS) is a joint research laboratory of the University of Pisa, with members from two departments of the Engineering Schools (DESTEC and DICI). B4DS puts together professors, researchers, PhD candidates and students working on cutting edge applications in data science in the context of business management. The main topics of interest are natural language processing, product design and innovation management.

“We develop and deploy quantitative cutting-edge methods to understand the changing digital environment”

Vision

The impact that new data driven technologies are on organisations and products demand society’s attention. There exists a need in understanding the managerial and business impacts of the fourth industrial revolution. We believe that this fast changing process must be measured using the data it is producing in order to foster scientific understanding and public values.

Mission

We develop and deploy quantitative cutting-edge methods to understand the changing digital environment in which companies are operating. In this scientifically rigorous process, we engage business and public stakeholders in conversation about real-world solutions in order to foster technology transfer.

B4DS Notebook – Data: the Protagonist of Data Visualization

B4DS Notebook – Data: the Protagonist of Data Visualization

As we said in our first notebook, the world we live in, is a data world, where devices, digital transformation and the current COVID-19 situation pushed the production and the storage of a huge quantity of data. But, what about this data? How can we, as humas, gather...

B4DS Notebook – Empathically-design in Data Visualization

B4DS Notebook – Empathically-design in Data Visualization

In this third notebook on Data Visualization (case you didn't, please remember reading our previous posts on The Magic of Design in Data Visualization and The Childish Sside of Design in Data Visualization) we want to talk about one of the major experts in Data...

B4DS Notebook – The Childish Side of Design in Data Visualization

B4DS Notebook – The Childish Side of Design in Data Visualization

The second rule we want you to get familiar with is the following: “Who knows all the answers, has not been asked all the questions” which is a quote of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher and politician who gifted us with real pearls of wisdom. Confucius left no written...

B4DS Notebook – The Magic of Design in Data Visualization

B4DS Notebook – The Magic of Design in Data Visualization

We live in a data world: smartphones, Internet of things devices, remote sensing, cameras, wireless sensor networks and radio-frequency identification readers are just a set of devices that produce a massive quantity of data. Digital Transformation pushed by Industry...

Sci-4-business 2021 entra nella sfida europea

Sci-4-business 2021 entra nella sfida europea

Sci-4-business 2021 entra nella sfida europea Tre team di studenti a confronto con il coinvolgimento di imprese ed esperti di settore Sabato 20 marzo si è svolto SCI-4-business, l’evento organizzato dall’insegnamento Strategic & Competitive Intelligence, in...

Notebook di B4DS – Un’osservazione 4.0

Notebook di B4DS – Un’osservazione 4.0

In questo nostro Notebook vogliamo presentare ai lettori 2 dei pilastri fondanti del nostro gruppo B4DS: il libro “Costruire l’impresa intelligente. L'imprenditore consapevole lo fa meglio” e il TECHNIMETRO®. Il primo è un libro divulgativo su impresa 4.0, in cui gli...

I corsi di B4DS: Costruire l’impresa intelligente

I corsi di B4DS: Costruire l’impresa intelligente

B4DS in collaborazione con #ItaliaAgile e GATE 4.0 per presentare il libro "Costruire l'impresa intelligente" del Prof. Gualtiero Fantoni, direttore del Master Industry 4.0 Design dell'Università di Pisa. Il saggio pone in maniera originale il tema della...