The Digital Business laboratory (Service d'Informatique de Gestion-SIG) at HEC, the management school of the University of Liege, is lead by Pr. Michaël Schyns. About 12 people work in this lab: researchers, developers, 3D artists and internship students.
We have three missions: Education, Research and Services to society.
Our focus is on:
Optimization of business processes thanks to decision aid techniques (OR and Machine Learning)
Technologies for managers (with a special focus on Virtual Reality)
Computer science for managers.

Our missions

EDUCATION :

Pr. Schyns teaches computer sciences and data analytics at HEC, the Management school of the University of Liège. He also leads the domain of specialisation "Digital Business" for Business Engineers. This special program is an integrated curriculum which delivers two master degrees in three years: one in Business Engineering and one in Computer Sciences. He teaches not only at the master degree level but also works with companies and other bodies (e.g. Jobs@Skills) to deliver continuous education to professionals. Beside traditional approaches, new ways of learning are considered. Pr. Schyns is deeply involved in the creation of virtual reality environments for training and education. ...

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RESEARCH

We are interested by applied research with a direct impact on companies. We love to work with real data on real problems in partnership with real firms. Our team of researchers, with the help of our developers, performs advanced scientific research in the global field of (innovative) decision aid. Pr. Schyns obtained a PhD in Operations Research with a focus on combinatorial optimization. Beside, his first (scientific) love since studying for his master degree in computer science is Machine Learning. In addition, we believe in new technologies and are interested to measure the added-value of some digital techniques (AR/VR, IoT, 3D printing, Digital Twins...) on business processes. ...

SERVICES TO SOCIETY

The mission of HEC Liège is to foster real-life education and research in economics and management for the benefit of our local community and the wider society. The SIG-Digital Business Unit wants to contribute significantly to this mission. We love to face challenges from companies and the society and we do our best to perform research and developments with a real impact. We have collaborations with many companies and many departments in many domains (air transportation, logistics, psychology, health sector...) based on our research work in Operations Research, Machine Learning and Digital Technologies. ...

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Contact us

Pr. Michaël Schyns
HEC-ULiège
14, rue Louvrex
4000 Liège