I am a **PhD researcher** in computer science at KU Leuven in Belgium, and hold two Masters of Science: one in Mathematics (fundamental mathematics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and one in Applied Informatics (multimedia, KU Leuven). So yes, I love scientific research, continuous learning, and tackling multidisciplinary challenges!

## Research interests

My research is situated in **human-computer interaction**, which investigates how people interact with machines. This is extremely broad. I am especially interested in **explainable artificial intelligence**, which studies how the outcomes of artificial intelligence algorithms can be explained to a specific audience (especially laypeople). For example, I am interested in how transparency affects people's trust in algorithms, whether it leads to making more accurate decisions and a better understanding of how the algorithms work, etc. In particular, I study how **visual analytics** can help in this endeavour. Visual analytics systems contain interactive visualisations with which people can explore algorithmic outcomes and steer the underlying algorithms.

## Mathematical interests

Mathematics is present in many of my activities. For example, I founded Wiski, a learning platform for secondary school mathematics, which tries to increase students' motivation with tailored **gamification**. Together with students whose master's thesis I guide, I use Wiski to study how gamification impacts motivation, how exercises can be recommended based on students' needs, and how recommendations can be explained. In my free time, I also contribute to educational mathematics videos for die Keure, a publisher of course materials that are widely used in Belgium.