The Machine Learning Group at UCL is interested in techniques and applications of data mining, machine learning and patterns recognition: http://mlg.info.ucl.ac.be
The research group is part of the “Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics” (ICTeam) of the Université Catholique de Louvain.
In addition, the Research group of Prof. Saerens recently developed, in collaboration with Dr. Jean-Michel Renders, researcher at Xerox Research Centre Europe and scientific collaborator at IRIDIA (ULB), novel methods for analyzing graphs and networks that are based on new notions of similarity between network’s nodes. These methods are based on stochastic models like Markov chains. They have been successfully exploited in the context of social network analysis (in collaboration with the Federal Police), analysis of links (link analysis), and reinforcement learning. They are also at the source of several recent scientific publications in this field. Marco Saerens is also one of the founding members of the IRIDIA laboratory at the ULB, (he is still a scientific collaborator of the IRIDIA laboratory). He co-authored many publications with the IRIDIA researchers.