I am Product Owner at i.LECO, Belgium. My work helps enable intelligent Renewable 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: voluntary post-doctoral researcher at the AI lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; 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.