Steven Mortier has been a PhD Researcher based in the IDLab research group, a cooperation between the University of Antwerp and IMEC, since October 2020. He is supervised by Tim Verdonck and Steven Latré. Together with Iris Janssens, Steven is responsible for the artificial intelligence part of the project. He will be working on both exploratory analysis as well as predictive models, with the ultimate goal of finding the set of parameters that maximizes reactor performance. For this purpose, Steven will use state-of-the-art machine learning techniques as well as novel causal learning algorithms.
Steven obtained his MSc in Physics from Ghent University in July 2020. This education granted him a fundamental ability to think analytically as well as strong problem solving skills. He is passionate about data analysis and (scientific) machine learning. Steven’s hobbies consist of cycling, hiking and running.