About our research group

The research group Business Informatics is part of the Faculty of Business Economics at Hasselt University (Belgium). Our research group performs research which aims to support decision-making in companies and organisations by modelling data, information and knowledge. In this respect, research is conducted related to data mining, ICT management, process mining, process modelling, decision support systems, auditing and accounting information systems.

Our research group is composed of the following members:

Head of the research group:

  • Prof. dr. Koen Vanhoof


  • Prof. dr. Koen Vanhoof (Full professor)
  • Prof. dr. BenoĆ®t Depaire (Associate professor)
  • Prof. dr. Mieke Jans (Associate professor)

Teaching assistants:

  • Prof. dr. Marijke Swennen
  • Marleen Theunissen

Postdoctoral researchers:

  • dr. Gert Janssenswillen
  • dr. Niels Martin
  • dr. Gonzalo Napoles Ruiz
  • dr. Frank Vanhoenshoven

PhD students:

  • Ahmad Al-Ghzawi
  • Zoumpolia Dikopoulou
  • Hans Geboers
  • Leen Jooken
  • Manal Laghmouch
  • Hamzah Qabbaah
  • Greg Van Houdt
  • Gerard van Hulzen

Affiliated researchers:

  • Mathijs Creemers
  • Mehrnush Hosseinpour
  • dr. Toon Jouck