Ph.D. Students

(Home) head advisor unless stated otherwise.

  1. Mohsin Iqbal September 2016--January 2021 (expected). Thesis topic: Spatio-Textual Analytics. Host co-advisor is Prof. Esteban Zimanyi, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint AAU-ULB degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program.
  2. Olga Rybnytska November 2017--November 2020 (expected). Thesis topic: Prescriptive Analytics for Big Energy Data. Host co-advisor is Prof. Robert Wrembel, Poznan University of Technology, for a joint AAU-PUT degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program.
  3. Nusrat Jahan Lisa September 2016-September 2020 (expected). Thesis topic: Hardware-Software Codesign for Analytics. Host co-advisor. Home head advisor is Prof. Wolfgang Lehner, TU Dresden, for a joint TUD-AAU degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program.
  4. Suela Isaj August 2017--August 2020 (expected). Thesis topic: Analytics on Multi-Source Heterogeneous Location Data. Host co-advisor is Prof. Esteban Zimanyi, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint AAU-ULB degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program.
  5. Srivinasa Raghavendra Bhuvan Gummidi September 2015--February 2020 (expected). Thesis topic: Spatial Crowdsourcing. Host co-advisor is Prof. Esteban Zimanyi, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint AAU-ULB degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program.
  6. Rudra Pratap Deb Nath September 2014-February 2020 (expected). Thesis topic: ETL Tools For Semantic Data. Home assistant advisor is Katja Hose, AAU and Host co-advisor is Prof. Oscar Romero, UPC Barcelona, for a joint AAU-UPC degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program.
  7. Nurefsan Gur August 2013-October 2019 (expected). Thesis topic: Modeling, annotating, and querying geo-semantic data warehouses. Home assistant advisor is Katja Hose, AAU and host co-advisor is Prof. Esteban Zimanyi, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint ULB-AAU degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Business Intelligence Consultant at Accobat A/S.
  8. Søren Kejser Jensen August 2015-August 2019. Thesis defended November 4, 2019. Thesis topic: Model-Based Time Series Management at Scale. Home assistant advisor is Christian Thomsen, AAU.
  9. Faisal Moeen Orakzai September 2014-February 2019. Thesis topic: Movement Pattern Mining over Large-Scale Datasets. Thesis defended April 1, 2019. Host co-advisor, host assistant advisor is Xike Xie, AAU. Home head advisor is Prof. Toon Calders, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint ULB-AAU degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Freelance Big Data Architect & Consultant.
  10. Muhammad Aamir Saleem September 2014-March 2018. Thesis topic: Location Analytics for Location-Based Social Networks, defended on May 30, 2018. Home assistant advisor is Xike Xie, AAU and Host co-advisor is Toon Calders, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint AAU-ULB degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Data Scientist at Grab.
  11. Kai Hermann February 2015-August 2017. Thesis topic: Multi-Schema-Version Data Management, defended on December 13, 2017. Host co-advisor. Home head advisor is Prof. Wolfgang Lehner, TU Dresden, for a joint TUD-AAU degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Consultant at Robotron New Zealand.
  12. Emmanouil Valsomatzis October 2012-October 2017. Thesis topic: Aggregation Techniques for Energy Flexibility, defended on December 4, 2017. Home assistant advisor is Katja Hose, AAU and Host co-advisor is Prof. Alberto Abello, UPC Barcelona, for a joint AAU-UPC degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Data Scientist at Maersk Digital.
  13. Dilshod Ibragimov October 2013-September 2017. Thesis topic: Optimizing Analytical Queries over Semantic Web Sources, defended on November 15, 2017. Host co-advisor, host assistant advisor is Katja Hose, AAU. Home head advisor is Prof. Esteban Zimanyi, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint ULB-AAU degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Machine learning engineer at Inovia AI.
  14. Bijay Neupane August 2013-August 2017. Thesis topic: Predictive Data Analytics for Energy Demand Flexibility, defended on November 3, 2017. Home assistant advisor is Bo Thiesson, AAU, and Host co-advisor is Prof. Wolfgang Lehner, TU Dresden, for a joint AAU-TUD degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Data scientist at Vestas.
  15. Jovan Varga October 2013-November 2016. Thesis topic: Semantic Metadata for Supporting Exploratory OLAP, defended on January 24, 2017. Host co-advisor, host assistant advisor is Christian Thomsen, AAU. Home head advisor is Prof. Oscar Romero, UPC Barcelona, for a joint UPC-AAU degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Senior Business Intelligence Engineer, Avantica.
  16. Asif Iqbal Baba January 2012-August 2016. Thesis topic: Cleansing Indoor RFID Tracking Data, defended on November 18, 2016. Co-advisor, head advisor is Hua Lu. Current job: Assistant Professor at at Tuskegee University.
  17. Tanvir Ahmed January 2012-March 2016. Thesis topic: Analytics on Indoor Moving Objects with Applications in Airport Baggage Tracking, defended on May 24, 2016. Home assistant advisor is Hua Lu, AAU and Host co-advisor is Toon Calders, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, for a joint AAU-ULB degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Lecturer at University of Central Florida.
  18. Saulius Samulevicius October 2010-December 2015 . Thesis topic: Energy Optimization through Load Prediction in Heterogeneous Mobile Broadband Networks, defended on April 8, 2016. Co-advised by Troels B. Sørensen, AAU. Current job: System Analyst at Scope International AG.
  19. Laurynas Siksnys January 2010-February 2014. Thesis topic: Towards Prescriptive Analytics in Cyber-Physical Systems, defended on May 14, 2014. Host co-advisor is Prof. Wolfgang Lehner, TU Dresden, for a joint AAU-TUD degree in the IT4BI-DC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program. Current job: Co-Founder and CEO at FlexShape.
  20. Xiufeng Liu August 2008-May 2012. Thesis topic: Data Warehousing Technologies for Large-scale and Right-time Data, defended on June 15, 2012. Current job: Senior Researcher at Technical University of Denmark
  21. Nadeem Iftikhar August 2007-July 2011. Thesis topic: Flexible and Effective Aggregation and Exchange of Farming-related Data, defended on August 26, 2011. Current job: Associate Professor at University College North Jutland.
  22. Morten Middelfart October 2007-October 2010. Thesis topic: Sentinel Mining, defended on December 6, 2010. Current job: Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist at Lumina Analytics; Founder and Chairman at Social Quant, Inc.
  23. Francois Deliege January 2006-June 2009. Thesis topic: Concepts and Techniques for Flexible and Effective Music Data Management, defended on September 25, 2009. Current job: Head of Instagram Core Infrastructure.
  24. Gyozo Gidofalvi August 2004-December 2007. Thesis topic: Spatio–Temporal Data Mining for Location–Based Services, defended on March 11, 2008. Current job: Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
  25. Christian Thomsen August 2004-October 2007. Thesis topic: Aspects of Data Warehouse Technologies for Complex Web Data, defended on January 17, 2008. Current job: Associate Professor at Daisy, Aalborg University.
  26. Xuepeng Yin August 2003-May 2007. Thesis topic: Integrating OLAP with XML and Data Streams, defended on August 17, 2007. Current job: Founder at Xprtech Consulting.
  27. Igor Timko August 2002-July 2005. Thesis topic: Business Intelligence for Location-Based Services, defended October 3, 2005. First job: Assistant Professor at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

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