Research Topics

Learning low-dimensional data representations

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Augmentation & editing graphs for robustness

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Interactive data exploration

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Time series and event sequence modeling

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Formalisation and algorithms for pattern mining

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Statistics for corpus linguistics

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Inference and prediction on graphs

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Find my papers on Google Scholar, Ghent University Library, or DBLP.

Code for most papers is available on our GitHub (recent work) or BitBucket (older work).

Interested to know more? Contact me!

Group & Activities


Photo of the AIDA Research Group, September 2021

Photo: AIDA research group, September 2021.

Current PhD Students
  • Edith Heiter
  • RaphaĆ«l Romero
  • Yoosof Mashayekhi
  • Maarten Buyl
  • Alexandru Cristian Mara
  • Ahmad Mel
Graduated PhD Students
MSc Students
  • Xander Vankwikelberge, MSc (Ir.) Thesis, 2020 - 2021.
    ExClus: Explainable clustering on low-dimensional data representations
  • Dimitriy Dounaev, MSc (Ir.) Thesis, 2020 - 2021.
    AI powered interactive tools for identifying deviating modules and root causes
  • Ruben Moortgat, MSc (Ir.) Thesis, 2018 - 2019.
    Automatic detection of anomalies in DSL testing using Machine Learning
  • Matthew Bastow, MSc Thesis, 2015.
    patternVis: an interactive visualisation tool for RMiner
  • Samir Tendjaoui, research intern, May - Aug 2016.
  • Achille Aknin, research intern, Feb - Jul 2016.
  • Karmen Dykstra, research intern, July 2014 - Jan 2015.

Contact info

Mail & visiting address:

IDLab, Ghent University, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 122, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium


+32 474 539 464

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