Arnau Dillen

Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels, 3rd floor

Arnau DIllen

PhD Student


Originating from Wemmel, a commune just outside of Brussels, I have lived around and in Brussels for my whole life. I received my masters degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in artificial intelligence, from the VUB in 2018. Before becoming a PhD student I worked at the Inter University Institute for Bioinformatics in Brussels until I was able to start my PhD in September 2020. This project is funded by EUTOPIA and is an interdisciplinary PhD with the MFYS research group for sports and movement science. The PhD is also joint with the EITS research group of the CY Cergy university in Paris.

My research topic is Brain Computer Interfaces for real-life applications. This means that using machine learning I am developing a model that will be able to interprets biological signals related to brain activity and issue a command to some device based on this interpretation. Ultimately, this should allow people to control devices with their minds. Cyborgs are not science-fiction any more.

Outside of research, my hobbies are video games, going to concerts, going for drinks with friends, and watching movies and TV shows. Chimay Bleue is my recommendation if you want to try Belgian beers.