Paul Van Eecke obtained a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (summa cum laude) from the Engineering Science Faculty of the KU Leuven in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Linguistics (summa cum laude) from the Arts Faculty of the KU Leuven in 2012. From 2014 until 2017, he worked as an assistant researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Paris, where he carried out research on implementing construction grammars and became one of the main developers of the Fluid Construction Grammar system . In 2018, he defended his PhD thesis at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on symbolic generalization and specialisation operators for computational construction grammar, and their application to agent-based models of language evolution. Since then, he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is involved in the H2020 ODYCCEUS project) and lectures computer science courses.
His main research topics include the emergence and evolution of language through communicative interactions, computational construction grammar, and its applications, and the use of a combination of symbolic and subsymbolic AI techniques for solving advanced perception, reasoning and communication tasks.