Jefrey Lijffijt, Dr. Sc. (Tech)

I am a FWO [Pegasus]2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, working at the Ghent University Internet Technology and Data Science Lab.

The topic of my personal research grant is Personalised Pattern Mining.

IDLab, Ghent University, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 19, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium
+32 474 539 464

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I am interested in theory and practice of statistical modeling and pattern mining in various data. Currently, I am working mostly on a novel framework for pattern mining based on subjective interestingness in data analysis. As a side project I am active in analysis of natural language corpora and corpus linguistics. I have also been working on (interactive visual) graph mining and social network analysis on web data and citation networks. More generally, I am interested in mining interesting/surprising patterns in transactional, sequential, relational data, and graphs, as well as in text mining, natural language processing, statistical significance testing, and maximum entropy modeling.



Exploratory data mining, interactive data analysis, pattern mining, data visualisation, visual analytics, hypothesis testing, statistical significance, maximum entropy modeling, subjective interestingness, graph mining, natural language corpora.


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