Short Bio

Welcome! I am co-founder and Managing Director of ASAsense, a spin-off company of Ghent University that develops intelligent sensor networks with a focus on the analysis of sound and vibration. Next to my activities as an entrepreneur, I have a life in academics; this site mainly gives an overview of my academic work. You can find my academic curriculum vitae, as well as an overview of my research work and publications.

As of 2017, I am a part-time Associate Professor in computational psychoacoustics at Ghent University, Belgium. I am affiliated with the WAVES Research Group of the Department of Information Technology. Furthermore, I am Adjunct Research Fellow at the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

I received my MSc and PhD degrees in Engineering Physics in 2002 and 2007, both at Ghent University. From 2008 to 2014, I was a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders. I have been a visiting scholar at Stockholm University, UC Berkeley, Griffith University, and the University of Cergy-Pontoise. My research interests include audio signal processing, computational auditory scene analysis, machine audition, auditory perception, soundscape and acoustic design. At Ghent University, I am teaching the course on Audio Engineering for the Master students in Electrical Engineering.

Next to my professional activities, I have always been fascinated by music and sound. I enjoy playing woodwinds (saxophone soprano/alto/tenor, clarinet, flute) in various jazz and classical ensembles, including Big Band 't Mouvement, Concert Band Opus 7, and Royal Fanfare Sint-Pietersvrienden Uitbergen, and as a stand-in musician in the Hop 'sh Bam Deluxe and the West Music Club Big Band.

Current Positions

  • 2015-PresentManaging Director

    ASAsense cvba

  • 2017-PresentAssociate Professor

    WAVES Research Group
    Department of Information Technology
    Ghent University

  • 2019-PresentAdjunct Research Fellow

    Cities Research Institute
    Griffith University