DIMA: Digital Mathematics

Digital Mathematics
Universiteit van Vlaanderen

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Welcome at the Digital Mathematics Research Group (DIMA) which is affiliated with the AI Lab.

DIMA specializes in mathematics 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 or mathematical techniques that are represented by a discrete number of values are therefore called "digital". We focus in particular on the mathematical foundations for digital data modelling, analysis and (secure) communication.

Research Tracks:

  • Discrete mathematics, in particular graph, group and representation theory
  • Applied functional analysis, in particular harmonic and (discrete) wavelet analysis
  • Statistics and stochastic processes


  • Sparse representations and other dimensionality reduction techniques
  • AI, in particular machine learning
  • Computational aspects of parameter estimates in data-driven applications
  • Coding theory
  • Cryptography 


  • Pattern recognition
  • Graph signal processing and learning
  • Digital document/layout analysis
  • Digital painting analysis
  • Quality assessment of digital images
  • Digital forensics
  • 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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