I am a scientist (Chercheur qualifié) with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and associate professor at University of Namur. My research focuses on concepts, models, and methods for representation of, and reasoning about unstructured data and knowledge during innovation. The motivation is to know better what to do in situations in which the problem is a moving target, there are no known solutions, and no definite properties which define an optimal solution.
A substantial part of my research contributions is grounded in long-term fieldwork in innovation processes, in small and medium-sized companies. Since 2005, I have held lead roles in product design and management in various startups and spin-offs, in media, sports, healthcare, and logistics, leading to digital services which today serve about 500,000 people every day. This inspired many research publications, including two books – “Analysis and Design of Advice” and “The Design of Requirements Modelling Languages“.