In 2008, I achieved my Bachelor’s degree in Informatics, followed by my Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering in 2010, both at Ghent University. Since April 2011, I work as a researcher at iMinds (the former IBBT) Multimedia Lab, at the department of Electronics and Information Systems at Ghent University.
My main research topics include Semantic Web and Future Media. Specifically, I research automatic assessment of the value and trustworthiness of content on the Web, by means of enrichment of news-items and extraction of context and relevance information, as well as provenance from the acquired metadata. In 2012 and 2013, I was also a member of the W3C Provenance Working Group, where I contributed to the PROV standard. More specifically, I was one of the authors of the PROV-Constraints Recommendation and lead editor of PROV-Dictionary (Note). Projects I've worked on in the past include the iMinds project SMIF (Smarter Media in Flanders) and the former VRT Medialab collaborative production platform CHAMP. Currently, I am involved in the project "Uitgeverij van de Toekomst" (Publisher of the Future), in collaboration with Boek.be. In the context of this project, I am also a member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group.
In my spare time, I enjoy photography and music. In summer I frequently attend music festivals, usually with my old-school Volkswagen van, for which I don't mind getting some engine grease under my fingernails to keep it running.