I am a a Blockchain Architect at i.LECO, Belgium and a voluntary post-doctoral researcher at the AI lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. My work helps enable intelligent Local Energy Communities tackle the challenges of the energy transition through innovative mechanisms and software.
Previously, I introduced NRGcoin - a decentralized mechanism for rewarding renewable energy, based on blockchain technology.
I am actively involved in the Blockchain ecosystem: previously the organizer of the Barcelona Bitcoin Community and currently the organizer of P2P.Gent blockchain meetup.
My previous functions: senior research engineer at Enervalis, Belgium further advancing my NRGcoin concept towards real-world deployment; senior research scientist at Sensing & Control Systems in Barcelona, Spain, working on smart grids and the internet of things; post-doctoral researcher at the Combinatorial Optimisation and Decision Support (CODeS) Research Group, University of Leuven in Gent, Belgium, applying data mining techniques on real-world nurse rostering data from Belgian hospitals to improve the quality of the automatic generation of personnel schedules.
I collaborated with an independent research institute and developed techniques for distributed timetabling and geographical exam scheduling to facilitate course providers in planning their courses and exams.
During my Ph.D. I developed intelligent reinforcement learning algorithms for emergent coordination and self-organization of decentralized systems, such as wireless sensor networks.