I was born in 1986 in Merksem. After high school at the Groenendaalcollege in Merksem, I went to study Computer Science at the University of Antwerp, where I obtained my Candidate degree in 2005 and License ( = M.Sc.) in 2007 (cum laude). My Masters thesis, entitled 'Sinusoidal modelling of polyphonic audio', was carried out at the VisionLab of the physics department under supervision of dr. Wim D'haes, who is now at Mu Technologies. I started a Ph.D at the VisionLab in October 2007, with prof. dr. Paul Scheunders being my promotor.
My research interests are mostly related to music information retrieval and machine listening. My current research focuses on score-informed source separation. As part of my Ph.D. research, I spent the academic year '09-'10 at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), working with prof. Jonathan Abel. The academic year '11-'12 I was visiting at Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), with prof. Simon Dixon.
In my spare time, I'm an avid amateur pianist. I have a long history of activity as representative for the faculty of science students in the university's student council. Since 2011 I put a lot of effort in the yearly organization of the Belgian Olympiad in Informatics, of which I am co-founder, board member and coordinator for the Flemish community.
All emails are always welcome at my university email address: myfirstname.mylastname (at) uantwerpen.be .