Previously, I was a Ph.D. researcher at the IDLab of Ghent University, Belgium. I have mainly worked on natural language processing related projects but also have experience with speech processing and image processing.
Currently my main research interest is the use of representation learning and/or deep learning techniques for natural language understanding and speech recognition. At Chatlayer, we are building Voicebots for which I am currently building the speech-to-text and text-to-speech.
I have worked on understanding Twitter microposts, desiging several neural network architectures and on interpretability of neural networks.
I’ve also participated in the $1,000,000 Lung Cancer Prediction challenge on Kaggle where we applied several types of neural network architectures on 3D CT scans of lungs.
Apart from that, I have built several NLP applications such as event detection in soccer games, predicting the outcome of soccer games (together with Jasper Zuallaert), and a hashtag recommendation system using topic models. Together with some Flemish broadcasters, I also looked into the correlation between TV viewing rates and Twitter traffic.
2018 – now: Senior Machine Learning Engineer @ Faktion/Chatlayer.ai
Summer 2018 : Applied Scientist Internship @ Amazon Alexa
2012 – 2018 : Ph.D. @ Ghent University funded with an IWT Fellowship
2010 – 2012 : Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude @ Ghent University
2007 – 2010 : Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, Cum Laude @ Ghent University
Some more information can be found at my LinkedIn profile. You can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org (no accents on my first name).