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, research group Business and Law
  • 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 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, president of the research group Business and Law
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy

Prof. dr. Sylvie De Raedt 

  • research manager at the DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp, member of the research group Business and Law 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy 
  • guest lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Ghent

Prof. dr. Miet Vanderhallen 

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

Prof. dr. Tarcisio Magalhaes

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

Prof. dr. Sylvie De Raedt 

  • supervisor at DigiTax Centre of Excellence 
  • assistent professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Ghent and member of the research group Business and Law 
  • member of Antwerp Tax Academy 
  • guest lecturer at the University of Ghent 

Post doc researchers

Dr. Anouk Decuypere

  • master’s degree in Organizational Psychology
  • Phd in Business Economics

Dr. Alessia Tomo

  • master’s degree in Law
  • Phd in Law

Dr. Lize Coenen

  • master's degree
  • PhD

Researchers

Eva Baekelant

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

Alexander Chaprak

Francesco de Lillo

  • master in Law, Advanced master in International Tax Law and currently Managing Senior, European Tax Knowledge Team - International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)
  • research topic: Why and how to tax business profits in a global digitalized economy: a normative principle-based analysis of the corporate income tax and its alternatives
  • supervisors: prf. dr Tarcisio Diniz Magalhaes and Prof. dr . Anne Van de Vijver

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

Liesa Keunen 

Daphne Lenders 

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

Christophe Malenga

Débora Ottoni Uébe Mansur 

  • master in Law and advanced master in Tax Law
  • research topic: A sustainable value theory for the international tax system
  • supervisor: prof. dr. Tarcisio Magalhaes 

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 Barros

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

Sam Van der Vlught

Michiel Van Roy

Kimberly Van Sande 

Sharon Waeytens 

Affiliated postdoc researchers

 

​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

     

    Former researchers

    Dr. Jellis Vanhoeyveld

    • master in Engineering Science (mathemactical engineering techniques)
    • Phd in Applied Engineering after successfully defending his doctoral thesis on data mining for fraud detection
    • postdoctoral researcher at DigiTax until 2019

    Dr. Pieter Leyman

    • master in Business Engineering
    • phd in Applied Economics
    • postdoctoral researcher at DigiTax until 2022

    Dr. Luisa Scarcella 

    • master in Law 
    • Phd in Law (topic: VAT and blockchain)
    • postdoctoral research at DigiTax until 2022