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 8 PhD students, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 1 Assistant Prof. and 1 Full 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, social media analysis, bioinformatics, 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:

  • Dr. Maryam Fanaeepour
  • Dr. Paolo Simeone

Research Topics

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

Graph Embedding


Topological Data Analysis

Graph Summarization

Subgroup Discovery

Opinion Formation

Research Output

List of Publications:

Code & Data:

News & Events

Featured news and events organized by AIDA. For other news and research articles, head to out 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: