I am a PhD student at the department of computer science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium), under the supervision of Prof. Ann Nowé and co-supervision of Prof. Philippe Lemey (KU Leuven—University of Leuven) and Prof. Bernard Manderick.
In my research, I investigate the use of epidemiological models to study epidemics of persistent infectious diseases (e.g. HIV, human papilloma virus, hepatitis C virus). I will apply machine-learning techniques to find optimal preventive strategies in such models. This research will support public health efforts to reduce the prevalence of pathogens causing persistent infectious diseases.