I am an Assistant Professor in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The subjects covered in my research are related to
- Data Mining and Analysis
- Knowledge Graph Embedding
- Including Knowledge Graphs into end-to-end ML models
- Scalable Hierarchical Clustering
- Evolutionary Computing (Optimization)
- Frequent Pattern Mining
- Knowledge Representation
- Prototype-Based Ontologies
- Knowledge Evolution and Matching
- Ontology Learning and Matching
I have also worked on
- Multi-Agent Systems
- Version control in IT education
I do teach various topics related to Intelligent Systems, Data Mining, and Machine learning.
Earlier,I have been teaching courses on Service Oriented Architecture, cloud computing, (big) data analysis, and multi-agent systems.
I am Belgian and lived for a long time in Wilrijk, which is a district of Antwerp. I went to the University of Antwerp, where I got my Bachelor of information systems degree after spending one year as an exchange student at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Right after, I started my master studies at that same university in Finland and after graduation continued as a doctoral student. These studies were guided by Professor in Distributed Systems Vagan Terziyan and Professor of Computational Intelligence Optimisation Ferrante Neri. After my PhD, I became a postdoctoral researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT and was based at the RWTH University in Aachen (Germany). At the Fraunhofer institute I was hosted by Professor Stefan Decker. Meanwhile, I also was a part-time postdoc at the University of Jyväskylä and I was a scientific advisor for WE-OPT-IT Oy (former MyOpt Oy).
More details on my activities can be found from my CV.