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 enrichment of news-items and extraction of context and relevance information, as well as provenance from the acquired metadata. Since March 2012, I am also a member of the W3C Provenance Working Group. Projects I've worked on in the past include the iMinds project SMIF (Smarter Media in Flanders) and the former VRT Medialab colleborative production platform CHAMP. Currently, I am involved in the project "Uitgeverij van de Toekomst" (Publisher of the Future), in collaboration with Boek.be.
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.