On the interests and accomplishments of Axel Faes

Axel Faes
PhD Fellow


I am a Doctoral Student in Biomedical Science in Computational Neuroscience at KU Leuven. My main interests include algebraic effect handlers, program optimization, graph theory, connectivity analyses, neural computing and brain-computer interfaces. I am also a big supporter of Open Source Software.


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Educational background

Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Science (PhD) in Computational Neuroscience
Cognitive and Molecular Neuroscience
KU Leuven
Advanced Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.) in Artificial Intelligence
Engineering and Computer Science
76% - Cum Laude
KU Leuven
Honoursprogramme of the Faculty of Engineering Science
Research track - 18 ECTS (2 projects of 9 ECTS) completed in 2016 - 2017.
KU Leuven
Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.) in Computer Science (Burgelijk Ingenieur - ir.)
Artificial Intelligence & Theoretical Computer Science
76% - Cum Laude
KU Leuven
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science
Physics and General courses
79% - Magna Cum Laude
Business Summer School: United in Manchester (0739)
International Business
The University of Manchester


Research Interests

Programming Language Theory
Algebraic Effect Handlers, Type Systems, and Program Optimization
Artifical Intelligence
Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Virtual Reality
Neural Computing, Connectomics, Brain Network Analysis, and Brain Computer Interfaces

Honors & Awards

Finalist, Cyber Security Challenge
Brussels, Belgium
A Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge-based game covering a wide range of security issues.
3rd place, ICFP 2017 Student Research Competition
Oxford, UK
Bachelor Award, in Computer Science
UHasselt, Belgium
Award presented by the examination committee of Computer Science at Hasselt University for meritorious achievements, and contribution to a positive image of the bachelor in Computer Science.
3rd place, ACM CHI 2016 Student Design Competition (Interaction Design and User Experience.)
San Jose, CA, USA
2nd place, BeGDC (Belgian Game Development Championship)
Brussel, Belgium
IELTS, Academic Module (8.0/9.0)
Brussel, Belgium


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