I am a Senior Research Engineer at Enervalis, Belgium and a voluntary post-doctoral researcher at the AI lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 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.
I am actively involved in the Bitcoin ecosystem. I was the organizer of the Barcelona Bitcoin Community for 2 years and I am currently the organizer of P2P.Gent bitcoin meetup.
Previously, I was a senior research scientist at Sensing & Control Systems in Barcelona, Spain, working on smart grids and the internet of things. Prior to that I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Combinatorial Optimisation and Decision Support (CODeS) Research Group, University of Leuven in Gent, Belgium. I applied 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.