Iris Janssens is a PhD fellow at the IDlab research group of the University of Antwerp and IMEC, supervised by Tim Verdonck and Steven Latré. Iris will deal with the complex data challenges of BAM!, resulting from the wide range of combinations in the batch and reactor experiments. Iris will develop and implement an AI-based machine learning analysis. The aim is to rapidly identify which conditions favor weathering rates and carbon sequestration. The key is identifying causal relations, rather than correlations. Iris will therefore particularly focus on causal modeling.
Iris became interested in climate change research while studying a BSc and MSc in Physics and Astronomy at UGent (Ghent, Belgium). She enjoys spending her spare time creatively, for example painting and woodworking.