Partnerships and Chairs

As a modern, business aligned research group, we are frequently working together with company and enterprise partners. Here’s an overview of some projects and research chairs (running and finalized) we’ve collaborated on.

 

download Partner: Coca-Cola
Topic: Gaining business value out of Big Data and Predictive Analytics, 2014-2017, Research Chair
Led by: Wilfried Lemahieu, Bart Baesens

The purpose of this research chair is to investigate the use of big data and predictive analytics techniques in the context of different business domains such as Supply Chain Analytics and Customer Lifetime Value Modeling. The focus will be on the entire trajectory, from the theoretical foundations until concrete applications, where the gained insights will be translated into actual business value. The outcome entails innovative techniques for hierarchical sales forecasting across product taxonomies and geographical locations. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

Partner: BNP Paribas Fortis
Topic: Fraud Analytics
Led by: Tim VerdonckBart Baesens

The purpose of the Chair is to advance the knowledge of how data analytics and robust statistical techniques can be effectively applied in payment fraud and preprocessing and analyzing historical data using advanced robust statistical techniques to detect fraud in an early stage. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

Belfius_RGB Partner: Belfius Bank
Topic:
Analytics Based Selling
Led by:
Jochen De Weerdt, Wilfried Lemahieu, Monique Snoeck, Bart Baesens

The purpose of this research chair is to develop innovative recommender systems for Analytics Based Selling. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

download (2) Partner: Ageas
Topic: Insurance Analytics, 2015-2019, Research Chair
Led by: Bart Baesens, Katrien Antonio

The purpose of this research chair is to investigate the use of big data and predictive analytics techniques in the context of telematics and insurance fraud. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

download (1) Partner: Colruyt
Topic: Smart Data and Decisions in Marketing, 2014-2017, Research Chair
Led by: Jan Vanthienen, Bart Baesens, Wilfried Lemahieu

This research chair aims to study the strategic impact and corporate governance of analytics. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

download (3) Partner: bpost Bank
Topic: “ACT”: Actionable Customer Analytics, 2015-2019, Research Chair
Led by: Jan VanthienenBart Baesens

The purpose of this research chair is to develop innovative techniques for Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) modeling. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

download Partner: VDAB
Topic: “CARMA”: Career Management Analytics, 2013-2016, Research Chair
Led by: Bart Baesens, Wilfried Lemahieu, Luc Sels

This research chair aims to investigate how the communication with job hunters can be improved, as well as how governmental employment-related control processes can be set-up and executed in an efficient manner.  Research efforts focus on developing recommender systems for on-line job matching. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

Logo Smals Partner: Smals, Rijksdienst Sociale Zekerheid
Topic: “FAIR”: Forecasting en Network Analytics voor het Beheer van Inningsrisico’s, 2012-2015, Research Chair
Led by: Bart Baesens, Monique Snoeck

This research chair aimed to develop state of the art forecasting techniques for fraud detection. The outcome consisted of techniques such as “GOTCHA”: a new social network based analytical model for fraud detection. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)

logo_twipe Partner: Twipe, together with Mediahuis, Online Focus, 2 research groups of KU Leuven and iMinds Media
Topic: 
“EngageReaders”: Measure and predict Reader Engagement, 2015, funded by the Institute of Science and Technology of Flanders
Led by: 
Bart Baesens, Monique Snoeck, Seppe vanden Broucke

The EngageReaders project investigates the extent to which readers show involvement with a digital newspaper read through a mobile news platform. The result will be a brand-independent predictive model for reader engagement. (More info at Twipe Mobile)

logo Partner: Ticketmatic
Topic: Cultural Data Analytics, 2012-2015, Research Chair
Led by: Bart Baesens

This research chair aimed to developed advanced data analytics method, specifically geared towards obtaining insights in cultural behavioral patterns, e.g. customer’s spending behavior regarding buying tickets for concert venues. The outcome consisted of the development of a new recommender system using Self Organising Maps (SOMs) for an online ticketing provider in the cultural sector. (Research Chair entry at KU Leuven website)