Dr. Jilles Vreeken

Jilles Vreeken is the head of the of the Independent Research Group on Exploratory Data Analysis at the cluster of excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. In addition, he is a Senior Researcher in D5, the Databases and Information Systems group of prof. Gerhard Weikum, of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

Short CV

Jilles Vreeken is the head of the of the Independent Research Group on Exploratory Data Analysis at the cluster of excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. In addition, he is a Senior Researcher in D5, the Databases and Information Systems group of prof. Gerhard Weikum, of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

 He was tutorial chair for SDM 2017, program co-chair for ECML PKDD 2016, publicity cochair or IU 201, sponsorship co-chair for ECMLPKDD 2014, workshop co-chair for IEEE ICDM 2012, and has co-organised seven workshops and four tutorials. He regularly reviews for DAMI, TKDD, KAIS, TKDE, as well as for KDD, ICDM, SDM, ECML PKDD, and is member of the editoial board of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovey, and is member of the ECML PKDD Journal Track Guest Editorial Board.

He obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 2009.
He pursued his Ph.D. at the same university under supervision of Arno Siebes, defending his thesis 'Making Pattern Mining Useful' in 2009, and received the 2010 ACM SIGKDD Best Dissertation Runner-Up award. Between 2009 and 2013 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, supported by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).

 

Research interests

His research interests include data mining and machine learning, exploratory data analysis and pattern mining. He is particularly interested in developing well-founded theory and efficient methods for extracting informative models and characteristic patterns from large data, and putting these to good use. He has published over 45 conference and journal papers, and has won two best (student) paper awards.

Awards

  • 2011 ACM SIGKDD Best Student Paper Award for 'Tell Me What I Need To Know'
  • 2010 ACM SIGKDD Best Doctoral Dissertation Runner-Up Award 
  • 2009 ECML PKDD Best Student Paper Award for 'Identifying the Components'
  • 2010-2013 FWO Post Doctoral Research Fellowship

Contact

Dr. Jilles Vreeken

Dr. Jilles Vreeken

Saarland University
Cluster of Excellence
Multimodal Computing and Interaction

Campus E1 7 Room 3.22
66123, Saarbrücken
Germany

Fon: +49 681 302 71925

Publications

Affiliation

Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken Saarland University Cluster of Excellence