- Livestock Technology / Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
- Agricultural sustainability, Animal health, Animal welfare, Cattle production, Farming systems, Infectious diseases, Management, Mathematical modelling, Precision livestock farming, Reproduction
Educational and work
Passionate about animals, biology, agriculture and technology, I obtained my master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering at the KU Leuven in Belgium. A master’s thesis in pig monitoring triggered my interest in precision livestock farming, and I continued my research career pursuing a PhD in dairy science, with a focus on reproduction and udder health. Digitalization and technology-developments on dairy farms provide opportunities for advanced monitoring, breeding and management support as long as the collected data can be translated into concrete information and actions for the farmer. This is my drive: digging into the world of data processing and algorithm development in order to move the dairy sector forward, and ultimately improve both cows’ and farmers’ wellbeing, thereby limiting environmental and social impact. I like problem solving and believe in a holistic approach where not only the biological, but also the technical challenges of each problem are taken into account.