I am a research scientist heading the machine learning group at the Idiap Research Institute in Switzerland. My work is at the intersection of computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning.
I also hold an adjunct position with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning of the University of Adelaide. Previously, I have been affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University (USA), the University of Bath (UK), and the Intelligent and Interative Systems lab of the University of Innsbruck (Austria). I am originally from Belgium, where I received a PhD in computer science (University of Liège, 2013) with Justus Piater.
See my research pages to learn more about my work.
When I'm not working, I love to explore the outdoors and practice endurance sports.
I dabble in ultramarathon running, cycling, and triathlon races as an amateur. I've also been on a few exciting adventures of my own, like cycling across the United States (twice), paddling across Scotland, and cycling across Australia (a few times).
Check out my adventures and races pages if you want to see more of that.
To contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org