My work is supported by the European Commission through an ERC Consolidator Grant FORSIED ("Formalizing Subjective Interestingness in Exploratory Data Mining", project number 615517), a large Odysseus Group I project ("Exploring Data: Theoretical Foundations and Applications to Web, Multimedia, and Omics Data"), the Flemish government impulse programme on Artificial Intelligence (due to start in autumn 2019), and several smaller grants.

My current research interests include automating data science (particularly data exploration), machine learning generally speaking, network and knowledge graph embedding (including deep learning approaches for it), applications to natural language processing (e.g. word embedding), visual analytics, and applications of data science and artificial intelligence to music informatics, web and social media analysis, computational social science, the life sciences, and human resources.