Artificial Intelligence
and Data Analytics
Research Group
Ghent University - IDlab

About AIDA

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) group at Ghent University is led by Prof. Tijl De Bie. Currently, the group is comprised of 10 PhD students, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 1 Assistant Prof. and 1 Full-time Professor. The group is also part of the larger Internet Technology and Data Science Lab (IDLab) a joint research initiative between the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. The research at AIDA covers a wide range of topics in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. More specifically, we conduct research on graph and text mining, representation learning, generative AI, recommender systems, data visualization and music information retrieval. The group is currently funded by Prof. De Bie’s ERC Consolidator Grant FORSIED (“Formalizing Subjective Interestingness in Exploratory Data Mining”), the Flemish Government under the "Onderzoeksprogramma Artificiële Intelligentie (AI) Vlaanderen" programme, and several FWO projects. If you are interested in joining our group please check out our Contact section.


Current members:

Former members:

  • Prof. Dr. Dieter De Witte
  • Dr. Florian Adriaens
  • Dr. Junning Deng
  • Dr. Len Vande Veire
  • Dr. Maryam Fanaeepour
  • Dr. Paolo Simeone
  • Dr. Robin Vandaele
  • Dr. Xi Chen

Research Topics

We have broad expertise in ML, AI, and Data Mining.
Specific topics we have made substantial contributions to include:

Representation Learning

Data Vizualization

Recommender Systems

Interpretable Pattern and Subgroup Mining

Topological Data Analysis

Music Information Retrieval

Research Output

A list of our most recent publications is shown below as well as some featured projects.
For more Open-source code check out our GitHub.

List of Publications:

Code & Data:

News & Events

Featured news and events organized by AIDA. For other news and research articles, head to our Blog!

Featured News:





Summer schools:

Contact Us

We currently have PhD and Postdoc opened positions, if you want to join our team contact us at: