The VUB Data Analytics lab at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School is headed by prof. Wouter Verbeke and prof. Tias Guns. The lab has strong ties to the MOBI research group and collaborates with several academic and industrial partners. we are also member of the cross-faculty AI lab doing interdisciplinary research on Artificial Intelligence.
Our focus is on developing and adapting analytical tools and algorithms to take into account the operational setting, domain expertise and business requirements of the application at hand. This differs from the typical statistical or IT perspective, and takes into account the operational context; including impact on revenues, adherence to user requirements, interpretability and interaction with other systems.
Example application domains include demand forecasting, exploratory data analysis, credit risk modeling, constraint-based clustering, fraud detection and customer churn prediction.