Research group

The Applied Data Mining research group focuses on the development and use of predictive data mining techniques for a better decision making process.

Research topics include:

  • Mining Behavioral Data
  • Explainable AI

With applications:

  • Online and Mobile Advertizing
  • Customer Acquisition, Response Modeling and Churn Prediction
  • Fraud Detection
  • Credit Scoring
  • Stock Price Prediction
  • Music Genre and Dance Hit Prediction
  • Political Barometer:


Organizational Activities

Guest editor 

  • Special Issue on White box non-linear prediction models , for the international journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (SCI 2008 Impact Factor: 3.726), 2010
  • Special Issue on Swarm Intelligence for Knowledge Discovery in Data , for the international journal Machine Learning (SCI 2008 Impact Factor: 2.326), 2010 

Session chair

  • Session on Classification in the IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining in Brussels, December 2012
  • Session on Data Mining in the 52nd OR conference in London, September 2010
  • Session on  Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, 21st European Conference on Operational Research,  Reykjavik (Iceland), July 4th 2006


  • Sponsor chair of the 13th Internation Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA 2014) in Leuven, November 2014
  • Industry and Government Track co-chair  of the IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2012) in Brussels, December 2012 
  • Sponsor co-chair of the IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2012) in Brussels, December 2012 
  • Workshop organizer on New Frontiers in Data Mining, January 9th 2008

Program Committee Member

  • AE for the Social Media Research and Analytics track at ECIS 2014 (European Conference on Information Systems)
  • The 18th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), Tainan (Taiwan), 13-16 May 2014
  • IEEE CIFEr (Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics) Conference, New York (United States), March 30, 2012
  • The Sixth International Workshop on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence, Brussels (Belgium), September 22-24, 2008
  • The Second International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization, Acireale (Italy), November 8-10, 2007 
  • The Second International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2007), Zhengzhou (China), September 14-17, 2007 

Grant reviewing

  • Reviewer for the Czech Science Foundation
  • Reviewer for Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation (Innoviris)