Mykola Pechenizkiy

Full Professor, Chair Data Mining,
Department of Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Adjunct Professor (Dosentti) in Data Mining for Industrial Applications
at the Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla (JYU)

Postal address: Web Engineering group, W&I, TU/e, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands;
Visiting address: Office MF 7.099 in MetaForum (see it on Google Maps)
Tel: +31 40 247 4977 (office), +31 40 247 2733 (secretary)
Fax: +31(0)40 246 3992

Curriculum Vitae, Publications and Recent Talks

We have a few open PhD and Postdoc positions. Please check the vacancies page

Visitors to our group

  • If you have travel funding and want to collaborate with us on a project, please e-mail me the details.
  • We also often have some funding for short and medium term visiting PhD/Postdoc researchers interested in currently

Research Interests

  • data science, knowledge discovery and data mining
  • handling concept drift and reoccurring contexts
  • context-aware predictive analytics
  • feature transformation and feature selection for classification
  • ensemble learning, classifier integration
  • analytics on evolving networks

Data Mining Application Areas

Nationally and EU Funded Projects (full list of projects)

(Co-) Supervision

  • Postdocs
    • dr. Anne Driemel (Apr 2014 - Dec 2014), Context-Aware Predictive Web Analytics (now Assistant Professor in Web Engineering group)
    • dr. Jeroen De Knijf (Mar 2012 - Dec 2013), Context-Aware Predictive Web Analytics (now Researcher at AVG Technologies)
    • dr. Evgeny Knutov (Jan 2012 - Dec 2013), Co-evolving Document collections & Knowledge structures (now works hard on a startup)
    • dr. Indre Zliobaite (Apr - Nov, 2010), Context-Aware Predictive Analytics (now Research Scientist at Aalto University, Finland)
    • dr. Wauter Bosma (Mar - Dec, 2011), Co-evolving Document collections & Knowledge structures (now with Netherlands Forensic Institute)
  • PhD Candidates
    • Jorn Bakker (Sep 2008 - Sep 2012; completed), Handling Concept Drift (together with P. De Bra)
    • Felipe Masculo (started July 2016), Model adaptation (together with P. De Bra and M. Petkovic)
    • Guido Budziak (started Jan 2010; part-time), Data-Driven Decision Making with Web Analytics (together with P. De Bra)
    • Evgeny Knutov (Jan 2008 - Feb 2012; completed), Generic Adaptation Framework for Web-based Systems (now Postdoc in CoDAK) (together with P. De Bra)
    • Julia Kiseleva (Mar 2012 - June 2016; completed), Context-Aware Predictive Web Analytics (now postdoc in UvA and co-founder of with STW Take-off), (together with P. De Bra)
    • Alexandr Maslov (started Aug 2011), Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data (together with T. Karkkainen and P. De Bra)
    • Alejandro Montes Garcia (started Sep 2013), Within-Browser Adaptation Framework (together with P. De Bra and G. Fletcher)
    • Yulong Pei (started Sep 2015), Graph Evolution Mining (together with G. Fletcher)
    • David Smits (Jan 2010 - March 2012; completed), Towards a Generic Distributed Adaptive Hypermedia Environment (the first adaptive thesis) (together with P. De Bra)
    • Erik Tromp (started Sep 2013; part-time), Authorship Profiling (together with P. De Bra)
    • Anil Yaman (started Nov 2015), (together with G. Fletcher and Matt Coler)
    • Jianpeng Zhang (started Nov 2014), Stream Clustering (together with G. Fletcher )
  • PDEng Candidates (OOTI)
    • Luc de Smet (Jan-Sep 2016): Impromptu: A flexible data analysis platform (Oce, supervised together with Rob kersemakers and Edy Klomp), expected by October 2016
    • Panagiotis Thomaidis (Jan-Sep 2014): An Extensible Architecture for Easy Integration of Clinical & Telehealth Data (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Helen Schonenberg and Charalampos Xanthopoulakis)
    • Fanis Grollios (Jan-Sep 2012): Nano-scale 3D Image Reconstruction and Analysis (FEI, supervised together with dr. Remco Schoenmakers)
    • Catharina Ibrahim (Jan-Sep 2011): Web Enabled Education and Coaching Service (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Wim Stut)
  • Master projects & Internships in 2015-2016 (complete list for 2007-2016)
    • Laavanyaa Balasubramanian Hospital workflow data analytics (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Supriyo Chatterjea), expected by August 2016
    • Fengjun Wang on predictive/proactive maintenance service (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Kees Wouters), expected by August 2016
    • Hao Zhang Consumer insights analytics: air purifier use case (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Qi Gao and Mark Graus), expected by August 2016
    • Yangfengfan Zhang Philips Hue data analytics, (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Pierluigi Casale), expected by August 2016
    • Daniel Duwaer Self-learning adaptive traffic regulation and management, expected by August 2016
    • Harm Eggels Soccer analytics (PSV), expected by September 2016
    • Adam Zika Identification of lead users on social media (, supervised together with dr. Jeroen Scheppers and dr. Jorn Bakker), expected by August 2016
    • Edward Brinkmann Improving the search engine user experience, expected by August 2016
    • Koen Vrijdag Real Estate Value Prediction, expected by August 2016
    • Roy Haanen Predicting aircraft performance in civil aviation, expected by August 2016
    • Bob Giesbers Exceptional model mining, expected by August 2016
    • Simon van der Zon Ethics-aware learning analytics, expected by August 2016
    • Dennis Eikelenboom Enterprise resource demand prediction through mining of sales data, (Microsoft), expected by August 2016
    • Vincent van Bergen Realtime bidding, (Targetcircle, supervised together with dr. Heiko Hildebrandt), expected by August 2016
    • Rosa Sicilia Information diffusion in social media, (external MSc from U. Rome, supervised together with Yulong Pei), expected by October 2016
    • Stella Lo Giudice Information diffusion in social media, (external MSc from U. Rome, supervised together with Yulong Pei), expected by October 2016
    • Stijn Hoogervorst Inferring Demographics of Website Visitors with Supervised Learning, Adversitement BV, expected by June 2016
    • Fangjing Wu Intelligent strategies to learn and recognise lifestyle patterns, (IMEC, supervised together with dr. Giuseppina Schiavone), expected by July 2016
    • Cas Hariri Data mining for understanding and optimizing building energy efficiency, (COFELY GDF-SUEZ), expected by June 2016
    • Simon Nouwens Web user behavior profiling (, supervised together with dr. Martijn Willemsen), expected by March 2016
    • Xu Wang Feature learning for efficient control, (Philips Research, supervised together with dr. Vlado Menkovski), January 2016
    • Pieter-Paul Kramer Modeling the effects of repeated interaction on user persuasion in an online setting (WE@TUE), November 2015
    • Boris Nikolov Data-enabled services project for retail (Philips Research, main supervisor dr. Dirk Fahland), November 2015
    • Vladimir Orekhov Multi-armed Contextual Bandits for User Persuasion(supervised together with dr. Maurits Kaptein), August 2015
    • Sven Bastianen Towards an Architecture for the Support of Integrated Personal Health Records, (IE&IS@TUE, main supervisor dr. Pieter van Gorp), June 2015
    • Stefan Patelski Identification of Sensitive Messages in Social Media (Aalto U, supervised together with Aris Gionis), June 2015
    • Alexander NieuwenhuijseMatching Tweets with Accidents, (, supervised together with Frank Scheelen and Jorn Bakker) April 2015
    • Joep Fennema Accounting for biases in display advertising, (UVA), expected February 2015
  • Honours projects (CSE Masters)
    • Christine Gerpheide and Luc Smet (Apr - Aug 2013): Location-based ranking adjustment
    • Timur Bagautdinov (Nov 2012 - Aug 2013): Managing multiple Ad serving subsystems
    • Wouter Meulemans, Sander Verdonschot, Vincent van der Weele (Sep 2009 - Mar 2010): Time-series characterization for meta-learning

Teaching in 2015-2016 academic year (previous years)

Professional Activities (2011-2016) (previous years)