Toon Calders

Prof. dr. Toon Calders

Full professor in the ADReM Research Group
Advanced Database Research and Modelling

University of Antwerp
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science

Office M.G.103a
Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerpen

Tel: (+32) 3 265 38 94
Fax: (+32) 3 265 37 77

About me

I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in May 2003 from the University of Antwerp, and spent a FWO postdoc for 3 years at the same university. In 2006 I joined the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as an Assistant Professor, where I stayed for 6 years. In 2012 I joined the Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB) as an Associate Professor holding the chair on Business Intelligence. In February 2016 I returned to my first university and became Full Professor in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Universiteit Antwerpen (UA).

My research interests are Data Mining and Machine Learning. In 2014 I was one of the program chairs of the ECML/PKDD conference, and in 2016 I am PC co-chair of Discovery Science. Since 2015 I am area editor of the Data Mining journal.


  • Data Mining, Machine Learning
  • PhD students:
    • Current: Stephen Pauwels (UA), Petar Jovanovic (UPC-ULB), Rohit Kumar (ULB-UPC), Faisal Moeen (ULB-AAU), Ayman Al-Serafi (UPC-ULB), Muhammad Aamir Saleem (AAU-ULB)
    • Former: Tanvir Ahmed (AAU-ULB), Julia Efremova (TU/e), Lam Thanh Hoang (TU/e), Calin Garboni (UA), Faisal Kamiran (TU/e), Adriana Prado (UA)
  • Publications [dblp][Google Scholar]


    • 2015-2016
      • Information Retrieval
    • 2016-2017
      • Information Retrieval
      • Inleiding programmeren
      • Introduction to Databases
      • Data Mining (together with Bart Goethals)
      • Current Trends in Data Science