VAT BE 0558833034
The boundary between mechanics, electronics and software —automation, robotics, computer vision and intelligent control or
industry 4.0— has fascinated me from an early age. I ended up studying mechanical engineering because experimenting with software development and electronics at home was quite easy while my possibilities to experiment with mechanics were rather limited at that time.
As an engineer, I'm looking for innovative and challenging projects in this area in which I can combine my experience as a software engineer with my interest for and knowledge of mechanical systems, electronics, physics and mathematics.
To implement projects, I combine proven solutions and scientific innovations, taking into account the available resources. I endeavour a solution that makes you happy and that I can be proud of.
Master of Science in Engineering (KU Leuven, 2003)
Doctor of Engineering (KU Leuven, 2009)
And lots of tinkering with interesting technologies…
Languages: C, C++, Elixir, Erlang/OTP, Fortran, Perl, Python
Frameworks and libraries: Qt, ROS
Computer vision: Matrox Imaging Library (including Matrox Design Assistant), OpenCV, PCL
Databases: Berkeley DB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite
Design: AutoCAD, Inventor, Creo (Pro/ENGINEER)
Mathematics: Matlab, Octave, Scilab
Simulations: Nastran (including DMAP) & Patran, Creo (Pro/ENGINEER)
I codeveloped a computer vision system to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mobile material handling robots. We used the ROS framework with C++ and Python, OpenCV for common computer vision algorithms and CasADi and NOMAD for mathematical optimisation.
I codeveloped a demonstrator to automatically read the License Plates of Global Transport Labels (GTL) on incoming goods on passing forklifts using a computer vision system based on Matrox Imaging Library and Matrox Design Assistant.
I developed a model predictive ventilation controller, a simulation framework and a library to communicate with a KNX home and building control system in Erlang/OTP.
For my PhD research, I developed a generic non-deterministic (interval and fuzzy) finite element solver for transient and steady-state structural dynamic analyses. I used C++ for the core, calling MSC Nastran for deterministic finite element analyses, various Fortran libraries for matrix operations and Matlab or GNU Octave for mathematical optimisation and visualisation.