Mischa Beckers is a lector in Data Science and connected to the HBO-ICT programme at HZ. Data science is a research process that supports data-driven decision making. He integrates this process into education and research. He works together with colleagues, students and clients from both HBO-ICT and other departments at HZ and beyond. In 1997, Mischa received his PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen on the application of chemometrics in structural analysis of biomacromolecules. Chemometrics covers many aspects of Data Science, including statistics, data mining, machine learning and software engineering. He then worked for Kluwer Academic Publishers as an Electronic Publishing Specialist on innovative applications based on Natural Language Processing and text mining. He has been working at the HZ since 2005 and has fulfilled various positions and roles: lecturer, lecturer-researcher/project leader of the ICT centre of excellence, prominent role in curriculum development and accreditations, programme coordinator and now as lecturer.