How does the mind process information? What is intelligence? How do we form memories? These are questions that I have always found intriguing and that motivated me to study psychology and cognitive science. Through my PhD work, I also a grew a profound curiosity for machine learning and artificial intelligence. I’m convinced that the cross-fertilization between the fields of cognitive science and computer science lead to deeper insights in both fields.
My PhD work was funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and largely carried out at the GestaltReVision Lab at KU Leuven, Belgium, advised by prof. Johan Wagemans. In addition, I spent 8 months at CSAIL, MIT conducting research as a visiting student, advised by prof. Phillip Isola and prof. Aude Oliva. In my PhD project, I aimed to contribute to the understanding of what makes an image memorable by focusing on the more intermediate levels of the visual hierarchy, as opposed to, for example, more high-level semantic content (i.e., the “how” of depicting, rather than the “what”).
Msc in Psychology, Option D: Theory and Research, 2015
Bsc in Psychology, Option D: Theory and Research, 2013
Methods of Scientific Research, Part Two
* I cosupervised a group of students working on a presentation assignment.
* I supervise Master’s students working on their thesis projects.
Functieleer, deel 1
* I am a teaching assistant for this course in the Bachelor program of Psychology at KU Leuven. It encompasses coordinating, preparing (i.e., coming up with exercises, etc.), and teaching tutorial sessions, as well as marking duties.