Toon Calders

Prof. dr. Toon Calders

Full professor in the ADReM Data Lab

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 alma mater 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 (with Eyke Hullermeyer, Rosa Meo, and Floriana Esposito), and in 2016 program chair of Discovery Science (with Michelangelo Ceci). Since 2015 I am area editor for the Data Mining journal.


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Research Interests

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


    • Information Retrieval
    • Inleiding programmeren
    • Introduction to Databases
    • Data Mining (together with Bart Goethals)
    • Current Trends in Data Science (together with Bart Goethals)
    • Case studies in Data Science (together with Bart Goethals)