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Abdellah Touhafi

Prof. Ir. Abdellah Touhafi

Abdellah Touhafi obtained his bachelor's degree in Electronics, option: Computer systems at IHAM Antwerp. He has a Masters degree in Electronics from the VUB Brussels and a PhD in Applied Sciences : Scalable Run-Time Reconfigurable Computing Systems also at the VUB. He currently is a full time professor at the VUB and the leader of the Rapptor Lab.

Bruno Da Silva

Ir. Bruno Da Silva

Bruno T. Da Silva Gomes is a Ph.D student at EhB - VUB (Belgium) under the supervision of Abdellah Touhafi. He obtained his degree in Telecommunications at the University of Vigo (Spain), specialized in Electronics and Telematics. Thanks to an internship, he developed his master thesis at IMEC (Belgium). For more than two years he has worked as researcher in the Signal department of the Univesity of Vigo (Spain) implementing different architectures for DvB receivers on an FPGA.

Laurent Segers

Ing. Laurent Segers

Laurent obtained his master's degree in Electronics and ICT at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel in 2012. He has been working as a researcher at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2015, he is a assistent at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and teaches several ICT related courses such as informatics, FPGA and processor development and the basics of electronics and embedded systems. His research is focussed on passive sound source localization, indoor localization techniques and realtime signal processing techniques on low power FPGA platforms.

An Braeken

Prof. An Braeken

An Braeken obtained her MSc Degree in Mathematics from the University of Gent in 2002. In 2006, she received her PhD in engineering sciences from the KULeuven at the research group COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography). In 2007, she became professor at Erasmushogeschool Brussel in the Industrial Sciences Department. Prior to joining the Erasmushogeschool Brussel, she worked for almost 2 years at a mangement consulting company BCG. Her current interests include cryptography, security protocols for sensor networks, secure and private localization techniques, and FPGA implementations.

Yannick Verbelen

Ing. Yannick Verbelen

Since 2009 Yannick Verbelen has been assigned the mandate of electronics assistant in the Rapptor research group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He teaches technology oriented courses including embedded hardware design, robotics, analog design and CAD as well as providing students with the basics of statistics, research methodology and lab skills. He co-founded Fablab Brussels and has been developing and improving the fablab's electronics manufacturing (PCB) and assembly line (PCBA) ever since. His research efforts primarily focus on advancing the integration of energy harvesting generators to power small embedded systems with a particular emphasis on dimensioning, MPP tracking, power conversion and energy storage. His side interests include mechatronics, cryptography and UAV design and development.

Jan Lemeire

Prof. Ir. Jan lemeire

Jan graduated from the VUB in 1994 and received his (masters) diploma of electrotechnics engineer. He did his thesis at the VUB Artificial Intelligence-lab in the context of expert systems. Then completed his studies with an additional masters degree in Computer Science (Faculty of Science), also at the VUB, in 1995. At the start of his professional carreer, Jan worked for 3.5 years in the private sector: first as a programmer for Cap Gemini, an IT consulting firm, then for Warmoes & Van Damme, a company specialised in knowledge systems (now, partly Aktor). He developed his professional skills during these years, but also found out that research is his real passion. He therefore returned to the academic world to prove himself in a scientific carreer... At first he was allocated on a project with Alcatel Bell on parallel simulation. In march 2001 he was employed as an assistent, teaching with a lot of enthusiasm and combining it with pursuing a PhD about parallel performance analysis and causal inference. In December 2007 Jan received his PhD and got a postdoc position as VUB doctor-assistant. Since then he participated in several projects focusing on probabilistic models and GPU computing. In October 2008 he got a part-time professorship at the Electronics and Informatics department (ETRO), in which he is responsible for the master course Parallel Systems and, since October 2011, the bachelor course 'Informatica'. Since October 2012 he is for 90% part of the department of Industrial Sciences (INDI), for which he teaches the master course Computer Architecture and the bachelor's Electronics and Informatics courses.

Felipe Reinoso Carvalho

Felipe Reinoso Carvalho

Started getting in touch with sound and music and participated in several musical projects, having the opportunity to develop singing and band leading skills. After getting a Sound Engineer's degree at Universidad Tecnologica de Chile went back to Brazil, establishing himself in Sao Paulo, getting involved with soundtracks production, recording studio, music experimentation and acoustics consulting. Finally, in 2010 he decided to go back to research, doing a Masters degree in Building and Environmental Acoustics engineer at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. After finishing his masters degree, he received an invitation from the VUB to start a PhD in Acoustics and assist in the implementation of an acoustics laboratory with an anechoic chamber and high level equipment. This infrastructure will help the ongoing investigations at IWT - EHB, involving microphone measurements, soundscape emulation and wireless networking for environmental noise measurements.