DIMA: Digital Mathematics

Digital Mathematics
Universiteit van Vlaanderen

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Welcome at the Digital Mathematics Research Group (DIMA)

DIMA specializes in discrete and continuous techniques for digital data science. The word "digital" is derived from the Latin word "digitus" and hence refers to finger-counting used to enumerate objects. Data that can only take a discrete number of values is therefore called digital. We focus in particular on the mathematical foundations for digital data representation, analysis, communication and security.

Research Tracks:

  • Discrete mathematics
  • Harmonic and wavelet analysis
  • Sparse representations and other dimensionality reduction techniques
  • Fractional stochastic processes
  • Mathematical and statistical aspects of AI and machine learning
  • Computational aspects of parameter estimates in data-driven applications
  • Coding theory
  • Cryptography 


  • Digital document analysis
  • Digital painting analysis
  • Quality assessment of digital images
  • Digital forensics
  • Graph signal processing and learning
  • Fractional stochastic processes in insurance and big data
  • Fractional order time series analysis originating from fractionalized Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes for dielectric spectroscopy
  • Privacy and security in machine learning, distributed networks and cloud computing
  • Development and security of high-speed key distribution using chaos synchronisation of photonics sources
  • Post-quantum cryptography

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