After my MSc in Applied Engineering (Karel de Grote University College, 1994) and MSc in Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1996), I obtained a PhD in Micro-electronics Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2002) under supervision of Georges Gielen and Willy Sansen in the research group MICAS. After my PhD and some time as post-doc, in 2003, I cofounded Kimotion Technologies Inc., a venture capital backed spin-off of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven that later joined forces with Magwel.
In 2006, I started working for the Karel de Grote University College, department of Applied Engineering, as vice dean of the department, preparing the merging-in in the University of Antwerp. The merger took place in October 2013, merging the two engineering schools in Antwerp (Karel de Grote University College and Artesis University College) into one Faculty of Applied Engineering. Since then, I have been appointed as programme director of the faculty, and as of 2018 as vice dean for education.
My research in CoSys-lab is on the design of intelligent sensor and signal processing systems. I am affiliated to the Centre for Care Technology of the University. This is an interfaculty centre that performs multidisciplinary research on care technology.
I also teach courses on digital signal and image processing, and electronic systems. I am a typesetting enthusiast, always relying on LaTeX and its various packages. I even contributed a few packages on CTAN.
I am an intense UNIX and GNU/Linux user and enthusiast, ranging from system administration over scripting to object oriented programming. In that I have experience programming CAD and DA software involving distributed computing and multithreading.