cv

Below is a short summary of my cv. A full academic cv is available upon request.


:: affiliations


:: employment


  • October 2019 - ...: research professor (BOFZAP), KU Leuven

  • October 2014 - September 2020: postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)

  • October 2010 - September 2014: PhD fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)

  • September 2009 - September 2010: part-time researcher at the Formal Epistemology Project, Leuven


:: international research stays


  • July 2017 - September 2017: Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • April 2017 - June 2017: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

  • October 2010 - September 2012: Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, Universiteit van Amsterdam (visiting PhD student)


:: education


  • 2014 PhD in Logic and Analytic Philosophy (KU Leuven)

  • 2013 Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (KU Leuven) (all but dissertation - 45 ECTS of coursework completed)

  • 2010 Master of Science in Logic (ILLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

  • 2008 Master of Arts in Philosophy (KU Leuven)

  • 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy - minor Mathematics (KU Leuven)


:: grants and prizes


  • 2020 KVAB Frans Van Cauwelaertprijs: prize for early-career (under 40 years old) researchers, awarded once every four years in the humanities, by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

  • 2020 KVAB Jaarprijs Wetenschapscommunicatie: Annual Prize for Science Outreach, awarded by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

  • 2020 Best Paper Award at Diagrams 2020, for the paper 'Free Rides in Logical Space Diagrams versus Aristotelian Diagrams' (Hans Smessaert, Atsushi Shimojima and Lorenz Demey)

  • 2019 Research project 'BITSHARE: Bitstring Semantics for Human and Artificial Reasoning', co-promotor, Interdisciplinary Research Network (ID-N) 3H190254, funded by KU Leuven; 4 years

  • 2018 Research Council Award: most promising researcher at KU Leuven in the humanities

  • 2018 Research project 'The Limits of Factive Knowability', co-promotor, project G088219N – 3H180682, funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); 4 years

  • 2018 Research project 'Empirical Foundations for Logical Geometry: A Database of Aristotelian Diagrams', promotor, C1 project C12/18/001 – 3H180236, funded by KU Leuven; 2 years

  • 2017 Postdoctoral fellowship (renewal) from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); 3 years

  • 2016 Research project 'A Metaphilosophical Analysis of Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science', co-promotor, C1 project C12/16/002 – 3H160214, funded by KU Leuven; 2 years

  • 2014 Postdoctoral fellowship from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); 3 years

  • 2010 Doctoral fellowship from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO); 4 years

  • 2009 Scholarship from the NUFFIC Huygens Scholarship Programme; 1 year

  • 2008 ANTW Selexyz Essay Prize: best paper written by a Dutch/Flemish master's student


:: professional activities


  • July 2015: attendance of the SLS (Scandinavian Logic Society) Summer School in Logic in Helsinki, Finland

  • April 2014: attendance of the GSS1 (Generative Linguistics Spring School) in Brussels, Belgium

  • August 2013: attendance of the Utrecht summer school on language evolution and psycholinguistics

  • August 2012: attendance of the Groningen/Munich summer school 'Formal Methods in Philosophy' and affiliated conference 'Frontiers of Rationality and Decision' in Groningen, the Netherlands

  • January - April 2012: attendance of the courses 'Academic Writing' and 'Presentation and Seminar Skills', organized by the Leuven Language Institute (with certificates)

  • September 2011: attendance of the summer school 'Relying on Others. New Perspectives in Social Epistemology' (with Sanford Goldberg) in Cologne, Germany

  • November 2010 - ...: attendance of a national reading group on logic (Brussels/Leuven/Ghent)

  • August 2010: attendance of the summer school 'New Perspectives in Epistemology' (with Ernest Sosa) in Cologne, Germany

  • September 2009 - May 2010: co-organizer of a reading group on epistemic logic at the ILLC

  • Summer 2009: attendance of a reading group on logic and cognitive science at the ILLC

  • July 2009: attendance of the ESSLLI 2009 summer school in Bordeaux, France

  • November 2008 - March 2010: co-organizer of the biweekly colloquium Logic Tea

  • August 2008: attendance of the ESSLLI 2008 summer school in Hamburg, Germany

  • August 2007: attendance of the EGG 2007 summer school in Brno, Czech Republic

  • July 2004: attendance of the SUISS 2004 summer school in Edinburgh, United Kingdom


:: service




  • referee for ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (2018)

  • referee for Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (2015)

  • referee for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie (2020)

  • referee for Artificial Intelligence (2 times; first in 2019)

  • referee for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (2015)

  • referee for Axioms (2017)

  • referee for Dialectica (2017)

  • referee for Entropy (2018)

  • referee for Episteme (2016)

  • referee for Erkenntnis (2020)

  • referee for Ethical Perspectives (2017)

  • referee for European Journal for Philosophy of Science (2017)

  • referee for Foundations of Science (2020)

  • referee for Games (2 times; first in 2014)

  • referee for Journal of Applied Logic (3 times; first in 2013)

  • referee for Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics (2015)

  • referee for Journal of Logic and Computation (2 times; first in 2015)

  • referee for Journal of Logic, Language and Information (3 times; first in 2015)

  • referee for Journal of Philosophical Logic (3 times; first in 2011)

  • referee for Journal of Pragmatics (2016)

  • referee for Lato Sensu (2019)

  • referee for Logica Universalis (2019)

  • referee for Logic Journal of the IGPL (2 times; first in 2014)

  • referee for Logique et Analyse (12 times; first in 2011)

  • referee for Philosophies (2019)

  • referee for Review of Symbolic Logic (4 times; first in 2013)

  • referee for Symmetry (2019)

  • referee for Synthese (12 times; first in 2013)

  • referee for Theoria. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science (2011)

  • referee for Tijdschrift voor Filosofie (4 times; first in 2014)

  • referee for a contribution to a book published by Brill (2018)

  • referee for a contribution to a book published by Leuven University Press (2014)

  • referee for a contribution to a book published by Pittsburgh University Press (2019)

  • referee for a contribution to a book published by Springer (4 times; first in 2012)

  • referee for a project proposal for the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) (2 times; first in 2013)

  • referee for TARK (2011)

  • referee for TbiLLC (2019)

  • referee for LNAT 3 (2015)

  • referee for WoLLIC 24 (2017)