I’m an incoming Postdoctoral Scientist at Amazon in Edinburgh, working in the Performance Advertising team. I obtained my PhD at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, where I worked in the Adrem Data Lab under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bart Goethals. My dissertation was titled “Offline Approaches to Recommendation with Online Success”. Generally, my research interests revolve around machine learning, specifically its applications in information retrieval and recommender systems. Recently, I’ve focused on approaches that view the recommendation problem through the lens of bandit (or reinforcement) learning, borrowing ideas from counterfactual and causal inference.
I enjoy working on a synthesis of theory and application, and have been lucky to collaborative with various industrial research laboratories, including Spotify Research, Facebook, Criteo, Technicolor, and several University of Antwerp spin-offs.