- frequent pattern mining
- association rules
- clustering algorithms
- decision and regression trees
- graphical models
- neural networks
- other soft computing and computational intelligence methods.
Christian Borgelt received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of Magdeburg, Germany, with a thesis on "Data Mining with Graphical Models" and the venia legendi for computer science in 2006 with a thesis on "Prototype-based Classification and Clustering". He was a principal researcher at the European Center for Soft Computing in Mieres, Spain, from 2006 to 2016, where he led the Intelligent Data Analysis and Graphical Models Research Unit. Since 2016, he is working part time as a freelance IT consultant and since 2017 he is a substitute professor for computer science in the Bioinformatics and Information Mining group at the University of Konstanz, Germany.