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I am always looking for outstanding PhD candidates interested in joining the team to work on my ERC Consolidator grant.

In case you're wondering: my first name ('Tijl') is pronounced ok as 'tell', and my last name ('De Bie' -- 'De' is not a middle name) as 'the bee'... (which is what it means!)

Good, now we can talk :-)

Currently I'm a Professor at Ghent University, ELIS department.
I also maintain a part-time appointment as Reader the University of Bristol, Department of Engineering Mathematics, where I'm part of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory.

My interests are centred around data science in the broad sense and its applications. Some of the areas I'm particularly interested in are: music information retrieval, bioinformatics, web and text mining, and media analysis. My theoretical focus is currently on subjective interestingness in data mining.

I lead the Interesting Patterns research team with researchers in Bristol and Ghent.

Research team members

  • See here for the current members of the Interesting Patterns research team.
  • Now recruiting an outstanding postdoc or PhD candidate. Please contact me.

Former research team members

  • Andrew Pickin (now at StilGiyin)
  • Akis Kontonasios (now at Accenture-Analytics)
  • Eirini Spyropoulou (now at Barclays Bank)
  • Matt McVicar (back in Bristol!)
  • Nick Fyson (now at Imperial College London)
  • Omar Ali (now with Palantir Technologies)
  • Tristan Snowsill (now at the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) in Exeter)
  • Ni Yizhao (now at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
  • Dr. Raul Santos-Rodriguez (Lecturer in Data Science at the University of Bristol)

Contact me if you would like to join us!