Leander Schietgat

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The Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences, Department of Computer Science, is looking for a full-time professor in AI. More information available here. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2022.
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Last month, AI Lab PhD student Florent Delgrange presented his paper entitled “Distillation of RL Policies with Formal Guarantees via Variational Abstraction of Markov Decision Processes”, co-authored by Prof. Ann Nowé and Prof. Guillermo Perez (University of Antwerp – Flanders Make), at the AAAI-22 conference.  Paper summary: While (deep) reinforcement learning (RL) has been applied to...
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icity.brussels launches a series of free webinars, the ‘icity Lab Talks’, dedicated to the ULB and VUB research units active in the digital domains, to highlight the value they can bring to you through their knowledge, services, technology and skills. Subscribe here. Schedule 09:20 Conference Introduction 09:30 Artificial Intelligence: From the lab to the real...
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Joint research by VUB AI Lab professor Pieter Libin and his colleagues from UHasselt, UAntwerpen, KU Leuven, ULiège and other international universities shows that alternative testing strategies in schools can squash the spread of coronavirus, while keeping as many children as possible in school. ‘Als we de leerlingen twee keer testen per week, kan je...
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On June 23rd, President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo visited the FARI institute in their offices at BeCentral. During the next four years, FARI will receive funding to help the Brussels Region in its digital transformation. Read more about it here.
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The AI Challenge is back this year with a whole new project. The master’s degree students in their “Current trends in AI” course have partnered up with Lawrenza this year to create an AI prototype for them. Lawrenza is a start-up in the legislative field whose focus is shifted towards simplifying the research of legal...
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VUB, ULB and the Brussels Capital Region government announce the launch of a new Artificial Intelligence for the Common Good Institute during the Belgian AI Week of AI4Belgium. FARI Launch – Formal Announcement from VUB AI Xperience Centre on Vimeo. Today, Annemie Schaus and Caroline Pauwels, respectively rectors of ULB and VUB, were proud to...
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On Nov 29th, AI Lab PhD students Florent Delgrange, Raphael Avaros, Mathieu Reymond and Eugenio Bargiacchi won the third prize at the Smart Shipping Hackathon organized by De Vlaamse Waterweg, Antwerp Management School and EY. They proposed an AI-based solution to solve the challenge of corridor management in waterways. This challenge involves multiple actors or...
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In the framework of the Flanders AI Research Program, VUB organizes a webinar series on AI. The second webinar will focus on game theory, one of the core expertises of the VUB AI Lab. It aims to engage with Flemish companies to stimulate the adoption of AI in Flanders. When? Wednesday December 16h, 15h30-16h30Where? If...
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