I am a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) where I work on the Tech4Effect project. In particular I work on developing an interactive efficiency portal for forestry operations using machine level data that enables the various decision makers (e.g. harvest operators, SMEs) to get insights into their performance and, whenever necessary, helps them to improve.
I obtained a PhD in Economics on 19/09/2017 under supervision of prof.dr. Laurens Cherchye (KU Leuven) and prof.dr. Bram De Rock (ULB & KU Leuven). My main research interests are in efficiency and productivity analysis.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, travelling and programming.
PhD in Economics, 2017
MSc in Advanced Studies in Economics, 2013
MSc in Mathematical Engineering, 2012
BSc in Computer Science, 2010
I keep a repository with useful MATLAB utility functions that intend to make MATLAB programming just that more easy.
Nonparametric Efficiency and Productivity Analysis for Julia. A toolbox for doing efficiency analysis and computing productivity change using nonparametric techniques.
NonParametric Regression Laboratory for MATLAB (NPRLab) is a MATLAB toolbox for nonparametric regression. In particular, it implements a variety of linear estimators. Data rescaling and bandwidth tuning is done automatically by the software. Finally, the toolbox also features confidence interval estimation by the volume-of-tube formula both in a one-dimensional and multi-dimensional setting.
In the past, I was a daily advisor for 3 individual master thesis students and 1 group of 5 master thesis students at KU Leuven.
During the academic year 2016-2017 I was the teaching assistant for the module Seminarie methoden voor economische analyse in the 2nd semester at KU Leuven.