I am a Senior Research Engineer at Enervalis, an energy software company in Limburg, Belgium. I am continuing the development and realization of a concept I introduced in my earlier research: NRGcoin - a decentralized mechanism for rewarding renewable energy, based on blockchain technology. This novelty was featured in several popular science articles (Intel's iQ, Bitcoin Magazine, Horizon Magazine, Co.Exist and others) and attracted the interest of energy utility companies worldwide.
I am currently also affiliated to the AI lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium as a voluntary Post-doctoral Researcher. My research expertise is in the development of multi-agent simulations of decentralized systems and the application of machine learning techniques for intelligent control in real-world domains.
I collaborated in several projects and have experience in writing EU proposals for funding and managing a small team of researchers.
I am also interested in the Bitcoin concept and the Blockchain technology. I established the Barcelona Bitcoin Community, which I also organized for 2 years. It is one of the fastest growing Bitcoin Meetups worldwide. I am currently co-organizing the P2P.Gent bitcoin meetup in Gent, Belgium. The Bitcoin concept has inspired some of my recent publications.