Jefrey Lijffijt, Dr. Sc. (Tech)

Great news: I have recently been appointed as (Assistant) Professor at Ghent University, starting January 1, 2020.

Brief bio

Hi! I am Jefrey, a FWO [Pegasus]2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, working at Ghent University's Internet and Data Lab (IDLab), in the Dept. of Electronics and Information Systems.

Together with people in the AI & Data Analytics (AIDA) group, I design algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insight from data. My research is mostly about personalised, visual, and interactive data exploration.

Together, this triad of topics provides a powerful paradigm for building the next generation of data science tools.

Non-exhaustive list of active research topics:

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.

Recent highlights (2019/late 2018)


Pre-prints (arXiv)




Contact info

IDLab, Ghent University, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 122, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium
+32 474 539 464

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Scholar.


CV, Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Career path


Research grants

Tutorials, panels and invited talks

Community services

Organisation of conferences, workshops, panels

Editor for journals

Senior conference roles

Reviewer for journals

Program committee member for conferences and workshops



Refereed publications

Journal articles

Conference articles

Workshop articles

Non-refereed publications

Letters to journals

Technical reports

Doctoral thesis

Master's thesis