Pieter Libin

Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels, 3rd floor

Pieter Libin

PhD Student


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.


Research projects

Learning optimal preventive strategies to mitigate epidemics of latent infectious diseases