The Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems (LIRIS) is a research group at the KU Leuven Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB). It coordinates research in the area of information technology and management in organizations. Important research topics are: analysis, modeling and architecture of information systems; knowledge discovery, data and process mining; architecture and infrastructure; business data, process, service, rules and decision management; information strategy. The research group has acquired a solid, world-wide recognized reputation in the field of management informatics, as illustrated by the various top publications in high-quality journals and conference proceedings, research projects, and editorial activities. In the area of business informatics, the group has always been the leading research team in Flanders and Belgium. The research team maintains close contacts with other research centers in the faculty, KU Leuven and other universities and cooperates with leading international academic research centers in business information systems. The LIRIS group also has extensive links with a network of national and international industry partners, serving either as research sponsors or facilitators for data provisioning and research validation.
Prof. dr. Wilfried Lemahieu holds a PhD from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Belgium (1999). At present, he holds a position as professor at the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management of that same faculty. His teaching includes Database Management, Enterprise Information Management and Management Informatics. His current research focuses on business process management, service oriented architecture and data integration. Other research interests include data quality, post relational database systems and hypertext systems. He has published extensively in international journals, conference proceedings and books and was involved in several industry projects. He is also co-founder of the BPM-Forum Belgium and a frequent lecturer at industry oriented workshops. Moreover, as the programme director of nine of his faculty's master programmes as well as academic coordinator of the faculty's ICT service, he is widely experienced with educational processes and their administrative and ICT support.
Prof. dr. Monique Snoeck holds a PhD in computer science from the KU Leuven. She is full professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the KU Leuven and visiting professor at the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur. Her research focuses on conceptual modeling, requirements engineering, software architecture, model-driven engineering and business process management. Main guiding research themes are the quality of conceptual models, the automatic transformation of models to platform specific models or code and the integration of business process modeling & enactment with IS modeling and development. As former program director of all Dutch-spoken programs of the faculty and as vice-dean education she has substantial experience with many practical aspects of business process management in the context of university education.
Prof. dr. Bart Baesens is an associate professor at KU Leuven (Belgium), and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on predictive analytics, customer relationship management, web analytics, fraud detection, and credit risk management. His findings have been published in well-known international journals (e.g. Machine Learning, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Machine Learning Research, …) and presented at international top conferences. He is also co-author of the book Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts, published in 2008. He regularly tutors, advises and provides consulting support to international firms with respect to their predictive analytics, and credit risk management policy.
Prof. dr. Jan Vanthienen is full professor at the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management at KU Leuven (Belgium), and coordinator of the Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems (LIRIS). His research focuses on business rules, business processes and business decisions, from both a modeling and an analytics perspective. Main guiding research themes are consistency by design, model-driven architecture and the integration/separation of business processes, rules and decisions in business and information systems modeling. He is a member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining and of the OMG Decision Modeling and Notation (DMN) submission team. His research has been published in well-known international scientific journals and presented at international top conferences as well as major industry oriented conferences and workshops. He regularly tutors, advises and provides support to international firms with respect to process and decision modeling best practices.
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Leuven Institute for Research on Information Systems
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