Author Archives: Philippe Fournier-Viger

Analyzing the COVID-19 genome with AI and data mining techniques (paper + data + code)

Recently, my team has been working on analyzing COVID-19 genome sequences using pattern mining and other AI techniques. We have recently published a paper in the Applied Intelligence journal about this. In this blog post, I will give some brief … Continue reading

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New version of SPMF (2.44): 4 new algorithms, datasets and features

Today, I am happy to announce that a new version of the SPMF open-source data mining software is released (v. 2.44). This is the download page. This new version was made possible due to several contributors. What is new? New … Continue reading

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An introduction to frequent subgraph mining (repost)

In this blog post, I will give an introduction to an interesting data mining task called frequent subgraph mining, which consists of discovering interesting patterns in graphs. This task is important since data is naturally represented as graph in many domains (e.g. social networks, chemical molecules, … Continue reading

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Sequential pattern mining vs Sequence prediction ?

In this blog post, I will answer a question that I have received in my e-mail about what is the difference between sequential pattern mining and sequence prediction. I think that this is a good question and sharing the answer … Continue reading

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Email invitation to be a “special” speaker, a scam?

Have you ever received an e-mail from some small conference telling you that they want to invite you to give a talk as a special speaker, honorary speaker or distinguished speaker? I received several e-mails like this and while something … Continue reading

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Two journal special issues with deadlines in 2021

This is a short blog post tto let you know that I am co-organizing two special issues in some journals related to data mining, data science and machine learning: (1) Special issue on Spatiotemporal Big Data Analytics Journal: Electronics Publisher: … Continue reading

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Atomic Habits to Become a Better Researcher

In this blog post, I will talk about the concept of atomic habits and how it can help you achieve your goals in general, but especially to become a better researcher. The concept of Atomic Habits, was popularized in a … Continue reading

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The Hard Road to Success in Academia

Today, I will talk about at topic that not many researchers talk about, which is the long and hard road to become a professor in academia, and why some people give up before reaching their goal at different stages of … Continue reading

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If I would do a PhD again, what would I do differently?

Recently, I gave an invited talk at University of Pisa in Italy (online). A PhD student asked me: If you would do a PhD again, what would you do differently? In this blog post, I will answer this question, which … Continue reading

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Analyzing COVID-19 tweets to understand the public opinion

In this blog post, I will talk briefly about how tweets collected on Twitter can be analyzed to understand the public opinion about COVID-19. This is based on the below research paper, that I have recently participated to: Noor, S., … Continue reading

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