About Me

Bio

I was born in Belgium in 1982 in Brussels, my parents came from Gent and Louvain.

I got an Engineering degree in Computing Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in June 2006. I then joined the Computing Science and Engineering Department (INGI) of the UCL in August 2006 as a PhD student, funded by a FRIA grant, under supervision of Prof. Pierre Dupont (Polytechnical School) and Prof. Etienne Sokal (Medicine Faculty). I got a PhD in Engineering Sciences from UCL in September 2010.

In October 2010, I started a Spin-Off project under a First Spin-Off grant from Wallonia. At the same time, I started a Master in Management at the Louvain School of Management, from which I graduated in 2012.

In 2012, Prof. Pierre Dupont and I launched DNAlytics, a company developing data-driven precision medicine solutions. Based on a data mining technology platform, the company offers its expertise in the form of consulting activity, but also develops two diagnostic product lines, in rheumatology (RheumaKit) and oncology (ColonoKit).

Through my academic and professional journey, I have been honoured by several awards, namely MIT innovators under 35 or FNRS / IBM Best PhD Thesis in Computing science, among others.

Personal

I am married and have three children.

In my spare time, I like to be involved in several activities such as playing the drums in rock bands with friends (mainly in Les Enroules, enjoy the taste of good cooking (and cook myself), jogging and reading. Old single malts also get my favors. My favorite ones are Oban 14y (the regular one) and Benriach Mderensis Fumosus.

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