Below is an overview of my academic publications. Lists (though sometimes only partial) can also be found on the profile pages of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University website, dblpORCID, and Google Scholar.


  1. J.E. van Engelen, J.J. van Lier, F.W. Takes and H. Trautmann, Accurate WiFi based indoor positioning with continuous location sampling, to appear in Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Database (ECML/PKDD), Springer, 2018.
  2. F.W. Takes, W.A. Kosters, B. Witte and E.M. HeemskerkMultiplex Network Motifs as Building Blocks of Corporate NetworksApplied Network Science 3: 39Springer, 2018.
  3. J. Garcia-Bernardo and F.W. Takes, The Effects of Data Quality on the Analysis of Corporate Board Interlock NetworksInformation Systems 78: 164-172, Elsevier, 2018.
  4. E.M. Heemskerk, K. Young, F.W. Takes, B. Cronin, J. Garcia-Bernardo, V. Popov, W.K. Winecoff, L.F. Henriksen, and A. Laurin-Lamonthe, The promise and perils of using big data in the study of corporate networks: Problems, diagnostics and fixesGlobal Networks 18(1): 3-22, Wiley, 2018.
  5. F. Bortolussi, Z. Hoogeboom and F.W. Takes, Computing Minimum Weight Cycles to Leverage Mispricings in Cryptocurrency Market Networks, arXiv 1807.05715, 2018.
  6. Q.A. Meertens, C.G.H. Diks, H.J. van den Herik and F.W. Takes, A Data-Driven Supply-Side Approach for Measuring Cross-Border Internet Purchases, arXiv 1805.06930, 2018.
  7. F.W. Takes, W.A. Kosters and B. Witte, Detecting motifs in Multiplex Corporate Networks, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Complex Networks, Studies in Computational Intelligence 642, pp. 502-515, Springer, 2017.
  8. J. Garcia-Bernardo, J. Fichtner, F.W. Takes and E.M. HeemskerkUncovering Offshore Financial Centers: Conduits and Sinks in the Global Corporate Ownership NetworkScientfic Reports 7, article 6246, Nature Publishing Group, 2017.
  9. M. Zdiarski, E.M. Heemskerk, J. Garcia-Bernardo, F. de Beule, A. Jaklič, S. Elia and F.W. Takes, The power of proximity at a distance: The role of interlocking directorates in reducing the liability of outsidership, in International Business in the Information Age, pp. 1-36, 2017.
  10. G.G. Brinkmann, K.F.D. Rietveld and F.W. Takes, Exploiting GPUs for fast force-directed visualization of large-scale networks, in Proceedings of the 46th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), pp. 382-391, IEEE, 2017.
  11. E.M. Heemskerk, F.W. Takes, J. Garcia-Bernardo and M.J. Huijzer, Where is the global corporate elite? A large-scale network study of local and nonlocal interlocking directoratesSociologica 2016(2): 1-31, 2016.
  12. F.W. Takes and E.M. Heemskerk, Centrality in the Global Network of Corporate ControlSocial Network Analysis and Mining 6(1): article 97, Springer, 2016.
  13. J.E. van Engelen, H.D. Boekhout and F.W. Takes,Explainable and Efficient Link Prediction in Real-World Network Data, in Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA 2016), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9897: 295-307, Springer, 2016.
  14. E.M. Heemskerk and F.W. Takes, The Corporate Elite Community Structure of Global Capitalism, New Political Economy 21(1): 90-118, Taylor & Francis, 2016.
  15. M. BorassiP. CrescenziM. HabibW.A. Kosters, A. Marino and F.W. Takes, Fast Graph Diameter and Radius BFS-Based Computation in (Weakly Connected) Real-World GraphsTheoretical Computer Science 586: 59-80, Elsevier, 2015.
  16. J.K. VisJ.N. van Rijn and F.W. Takes, The Complexity of Rummikub Problems, in Proceedings of the 27th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2015), 8 pages, 2015.
  17. F.W. Takes, Algorithms for Analyzing and Mining Real-World GraphsPhD Thesis, Leiden University, 2014.
  18. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersAdaptive Landmark Selection Strategies for Fast Shortest Path Computation in Large Real-World Graphs, in Proceedings of the 13th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2014), pp. 27-34, IEEE, 2014.
  19. M. BorassiP. CrescenziM. HabibW.A. Kosters, A. Marino and F.W. Takes, On the Solvability of the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game – A Faster Graph Diameter and Radius Computation Method, in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fun with Algorithms (FUN 2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8496: 52-63, Springer, 2014.
  20. G.H. DalW.A. Kosters and F.W. Takes, Fast Diameter Computation of Large Sparse Graphs using GPUs, in Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing (PDP 2014), pp. 632-639, IEEE, 2014.
  21. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersMining User-Generated Path Traversal Patterns in an Information Network, in Proceedings of the 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2013), pp. 284-289, IEEE, 2013.
  22. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersComputing the Eccentricity Distribution of Large GraphsAlgorithms 6(1): 100-118, 2013.
  23. P.D. Kusuma, D. Radosavljevic, F.W. Takes and P. van der PuttenCombining Customer Attributes and Social Network Mining for Prepaid Mobile Churn Prediction, in Proceedings of the 22nd Belgian Dutch Conference on Machine Learning, pp. 50-58, 2013.
  24. M. Luiten, W.A. Kosters and F.W. Takes, Topical Influence on Twitter: A Feature Construction Approach, in Proceedings of the 24th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2012), pp. 139-146, 2012.
  25. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersThe Difficulty of Path Traversal in Information Networks, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (KDIR 2012), pp. 138-144, 2012.
  26. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersDetermining the Diameter of Small World Networks, in Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011), pp. 1191-1196, ACM, 2011.
  27. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersIdentifying Prominent Actors in Online Social Networks using Biased Random Walks, in Proceedings of the 23rd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2011), pp. 215-222, 2011.
  28. A.M. Kentsch, W.A. KostersP. van der Putten and F.W. Takes, Exploratory Recommendations using Wikipedia’s Linking Structure, in Proceedings of the 20th Belgian Dutch Conference on Machine Learning, pp. 61-68, 2011.
  29. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersApplying Monte Carlo Techniques to the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem, in Proceedings of the 22nd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2010), 8 pages, 2010.
  30. F.W. Takes and W.A. KostersSolving SameGame and its Chessboard Variant, in Proceedings of the 21st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2009), pp. 249-256, 2009.


  31. J. Garcia-Bernardo, J. Fichtner, F.W. Takes and E.M. Heemskerk, Sinks and Conduits: Identifying Offshore Financial Centers by using Big Data, IFC Review, Economic Report 2017/18: 61-63, 2017.
  32. F.W. Takes, Topology and Community Structure of the Global System of Corporate ControlEureka! Magazine 14(54): 20-23, 2016.
  33. F.W. Takes, Afstanden in Online Sociale NetwerkenEureka! Magazine 9(33): 8-11, 2011.
  34. F.W. Takes, Sokoban: Reversed Solving, in Proceedings of the 2nd NSVKI Student Conference, pp. 31-36, 2008.