Supervisors

  • Prof. Dr. Bruno Peeters 
  • spokesman of the DigiTax project
  • initiator of the DigiTax Centre of Excellence
  • full professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp
  • chairman and founder of Antwerp Tax Academy

 Prof. Dr. Toon Calders 

  • initiator of the DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • full professor at the Science Faculty of the University of Antwerp, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 
  • supervisor in ADReM Data Lab 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy.

Prof. Dr. Ann Jorissen 

  • initiator of the DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • full professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Antwerp 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy. 

Prof. Dr. David Martens 

  • initiator of the DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • full professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Engineering Management of the University of Antwerp
  • research director in the Applied Data Mining research group 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy.

Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver 

  • initiator of the DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • associate professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy

Prof. Dr. Sylvie De Raedt 

  • research manager at the DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy 
  • affiliated researcher at the Universities of Ghent and Hasselt

Prof. Dr. Miet Vanderhallen 

  • associate professor of legal psychology at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp 
  • assistent professor of criminology and legal psychology at the University of Maastricht. 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy.  

Prof. Dr. Tarcisio Magalhaes

  • assistent professor of tax law at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp


Affiliated supervisors

Prof. Dr. Eva Lievens

  • Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law & Criminology of Ghent University
  • leads the research group Law & Technology at Ghent University
  • member of the Human Rights Centre, member of the Crime, Criminology & Criminal Policy Consortium and member of PIXLES (Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement & Surveillance)


Research Manager

Post doc researchers

Dr. Luisa Scarcella 

  • Master in Law 
  • Phd in Law (topic: VAT and blockchain)

Researchers

Eva Baekelant

  • master in Law, master in Tax Law and business tax consultant at EY
  • research topic: the virtual permanent establishment in international tax law
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver 
  • research funded by EY

Dieter Brughmans 

  • master in Electromechanical Engineering Technology and master of Finance
  • research topic: fraud detection with behavioural data
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. David Martens 
  • research is funded by the University of Antwerp

Wouter Dister

Marco Favier

  • master in Mathematics
  • research topic: Fairness in Machine Learning 
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. Toon Calders
  • research is funded by AXA

David Hadwick

  • master in Law and master in International Business Taxation
  • research topic: the use of artificial intelligence by the tax authorities: balancing efficiency with the right to privacy
  • supervisors: Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver and Prof. Dr. Toon Calders
  • research is funded by the University of Antwerp

Liesa Keunen 

Daphne Lenders 

  • master in Artificial Intelligence
  • research topic: Fairness in Machine Learning
  • supervisors: Prof. Dr. Toon Calders and Prof. Dr. Sylvie De Raedt
  • research is funded by the University of Antwerp

Raphael Mazzine

  • master in Chemistry and former Data Scientist at IBM
  • research topic: explainability in artificial intelligence models 
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. David Martens 
  • research is funded by the Flemish Government.

Pedro Moraya Baros

  • master of Science (MSc) International Political Economy and Master of Arts, Government
  • research topic: International taxation and domestic politics: the choice for unorthodox methods for taxation policies  
  • supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ann Jorissen and Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver  

Mariya Otto 

Karl Pauwels

  • master in Law, master in Financial Management and master de Spécialisation en Droit Fiscal
  • research topic: the future of the ability-to-pay-taxes principle in fiscalibus 
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver 
  • research in funded by the University of Antwerp

Ewoenam Topko 

  • master in Computer Science
  • research topic: Fairness in Machine Learning
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. Toon Calders
  • research is funded by the Flemish Government

Michiel Van Roy

  • master in Applied Economics: Business Economics 
  • research topic: new business models, intangible assets, transfer pricing and tax disclosure
  • supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ann Jorissen, Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver and Prof. Dr. David Martens 
  • research is funded by the University of Antwerp

Kimberly Van Sande 

  •  master in Law, master in Tax Law and lawyer at Tiberghien Lawyers
  • research topic: taxation of artificial intelligence 
  • supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bruno Peeters and Prof. Dr. Anne Van de Vijver 
  • research is funded by Tiberghien Lawyers 

 Tom Vermeire

  •  master in Business Engineering in Management Information Systems
  • research topic: Explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • supervisor: Prof. Dr. David Martens 
  • research is funded by AXA

Affiliated postdoc researchers

​Aretha Campbell  

  • MBA in Investmens and International Business
  • Phd in Law (topic: Rule of Law and Global Governance) 
  • Currently preparing research on the impact of automatic exchange of bank information for the Caribbean region   

​N. Nilay Dayanç Kuzeyli ​

  • LL.M. in Law and Economics
  • Ph.D. in Tax Law (topic: Assessment of Universal Succession Cases in Tax Liability)
  • Lecturer at Bilkent University
  • Currently preparing research on the taxation of blockchain technology considering its environmental effects

Alessandro Liotta

  • Master in Law
  • LLM in International Tax Law 
  • Phd in Law and Business (topic: Tax avoidance and intellectual property holding companies)
  • Currently preparing research on the use of technology in combatting tax avoidance   

Former researchers

Jellis Vanhoeyveld 

  • master in Engineering Science (mathemactical engineering techniques)
  • doctor in Applied Engineering after successfully defending his doctoral thesis on data maning for fraud detection
  • postdoctoral researcher at DigiTax