DCI hosts the Tilburg center of Cognition and Communication (TiCC), one of five centers of excellence at Tilburg University. TiCC researchers study human communication and behavior using carefully conducted experiments and surveys, but also using automatic analyses of big data sets. They develop and implement computational and cognitive models and benefit from the recent advances in neural networks and deep learning. These insights are applied in many practical domains, including cultural heritage, education, e-Health, journalism and virtual reality.
DCU participates in Babylon, the Tilburg Center for the Study of Superdiversity. A central theme in this research center is how people with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds express their identities, both offline and online. In general, TSH research on digital humanities is strongly interdisciplinary, bringing together Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Communication Sciences, Culture Studies, Linguistics, among other disciplines.