Quadrilingual physics PhD & IT Consultant
Born July 28th, 1981
Since Oct: 2011:
Senior Engineer Sopra Banking Software (formerly Callatay & Wouters):
Member of the Mercedes Benz Bank Thaler implementation project (Germany).
- Functional and technical analysis of customer requirements
- Development, integration and testing
- Coaching of junior team members
- Domains: Payments, Accounting, General Ledger, Deposits
Member of the International Service Desk:
- Involved in the support of production environments for multiple international clients (NL,BE,LU,DE)
- Incident & problem management (Workaround, Root cause analysis, Bugfix development, Release deployment).
Feb: 2010 -> Oct: 2011
Postdoctoral Researcher Royal Observatory of Belgium
- Develop, test and validate an analytical articial satellite orbit propagation software package.
- Assess the potential applications of an image based libration determination method to other solar system bodies.
Oct: 2004 -> Feb: 2010
Researcher (PhD candidate) Royal Observatory of Belgium
- Investigate the determination of Mercury's rotation and orientation through the combined use of surface images and laser altimetry crosstracks (ESA, BepiColombo).
- Develop, test and validate a complete experiment simulation and optimisation software stack.
2010 Doctorat en sciences physiques - (Ph.D. in physics),
Université catholique de Louvain / Observatoire royal de Belgique, Belgium
Title : Libration and obliquity of Mercury from the BepiColombo radioscience and camera experiments
F.R.I.A. grant holder (Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture) awarded by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientique (F.R.S.-FNRS)
2006 DEA en sciences physiques,
Université catholique de Louvain / Observatoire royal de Belgique, Belgium.
2004 Licence en sciences physiques - (Msc in physics), Grande Distinction,
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
2000 Abitur (A-Level)
Deutsche Schule Brüssel, Belgium.
Main subjects: Mathematics , Biology
French: Mother tongue Studies as from 2000 in French and spoken at home
German: Mother tongue Studies up to 2000 in German, currently used at work
English: Fluent Used extensively at work and during PhD
Dutch: Fluent Lived in Flanders up to 2004
OS & Office: Linux, Unix, MS Windows, MS Oce, MS Sharepoint, LaTeX
Software: Thaler (Sopra Banking Platform), Sterci GTFrame, Rational Change, Rational Synergy, BO Tools, Autosys, Matlab, Mathematica, xmgrace, R
Languages: COBOL, Fortran (77/90/95), Oracle SQL, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Java, C++,Basic, (Turbo)Pascal
Skiing, Digital photography, Reading (science fiction novels, scientific literature), Travelling, Movies, Member of student organizations, Music enthusiast, Bike, Hiking, member of the Sabena Aeroclub.
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