• Action Editor since 2009 and Editorial Board Member since 2006 of the Machine Learning Journal ( MLJ )
  • PhD Committees Koen Smets (University of Antwerp), Martial Hue (Ecole des Mines de Paris), Wannes Meert (KU Leuven), Licentiate discussion leader Frederik Johansson (Chalmer University of Technology)
  • Funding
    • I received an Emmy Noether grant in 2010 for Machine Learning Algorithms for Constructing Novel Relational Structures
    • My project on Effective Well-Behaved Pattern Mining through Sampling was funded by a regular research grant from the DFG
  • Organisation
    • member of the technical organisation committee of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ( NECTAR track chair ECMLPKDD-2012 | Journal track co-chair at ECMLPKDD-2016 | Program co-chair ECMLPKDD-2018 ).
    • co-chair of the workshop series on Constructive Machine Learning at ( CML-2013@NIPS | CML-2015@ICML | CML-2016@NIPS ).
    • co-chair of the first workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs at ECMLPKDD 2006
    • co-chair of the project workshop on Learning and Inference
  • Tutorials, Colloquia, Invited Talks, ...
    • In 2016 I gave an invited talk at the Software engineering and Machine Learning workshop of the 10th Heinz Nixdorf Symposium and attended the Data Science Summit II on invitation.
    • I didn't travel much in 2015, due to relocating.
    • In 2014 I gave invited talks at the ECML workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns, at Microsoft Research in Redmond, at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and at Chalmers University of Technology. Thanks to my hosts!
    • Algorithms for Predicting Structured Data tutorial with Shankar Vembu at the European Conference on Machine Learning.
    • Kernels for Structured Data tutorial at the International Conference on Machine Learning.
    • Kernel-Based Learning from Structured Data at the 2002 Summer School on Relational Data Mining in Helsinki.
  • Selected Program Committee Memberships
    • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems ( Area Chair NIPS-2015 | NIPS-2017  )
    • ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining ( regularly PC member; Area Chair KDD-2016 | KDD-2017 )
    • International Conference on Machine Learning ( regularly PC member or Area Chair )
    • Conference on Artificial Intelligence ( Senior PC member AAAI-2010 )
    • International Joint Conference on Artificial IntelligenceIJCAI-2009 | Senior PC member IJCAI-2011 )
    • European Conference on Machine Learning ( regularly Area Chair or PC member, regularly journal track guest editorial board member )
    • International Word Wide Web Conference ( WWW-2010 )
    • International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs ( regularly PC member | Workshop Co-Chair MLG-2006 | Steering Committee MLG-2007 | Steering Committee MLG-2008 )
  • Guest Editor
    • Machine Learning and Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery special issues on ECMLPKDD 2016
    • Machine Learning special issue on Mining and Learning with Graphs
  • Research Proposal Evaluation
    • European Research Council ( ERC )
    • German Science Foundation ( DFG )
    • The Israel Science Foundation ( ISF )
    • Research Foundation Flanders ( FWO )
    • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research ( NWO )
  • Prizes
    • Received a best paper award from the Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics and Healthcare Workshop held at ICDM ('16)
    • Received a reviewer award at the International Conference on Machine Learning ('15)
    • Submission to the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases was among the best 4% and selected for publication in the respective special issue of Machine Learning ('09)
    • Best paper award, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ('06)
    • Nominated for the best thesis of the German society of computer science ('05)
    • Student best algorithmic paper award, International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming ('03)
    • Scholarship of the “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” ('00)