Programmable self-organization of mesoscopic agents.
I am fascinated by complexity in its manifold manifestations. Trained as an electronic engineer, for my PhD dissertation in materials engineering I investigated fluidic self-assembly techniques for advanced electronic packaging applications. I later started pursuing the convergence of micro/nanomechanical systems and distributed robotic systems through self-assembly. Surface engineering, fluid mechanics, micromanipulation and dynamics of multi-agent systems are substantial parts of my research expertise. I am currently focusing on the dynamics of collective systems and addressable complexity.
PhD: University of Leuven & imec Belgium, (Leuven, Belgium, 2010)
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems