Work & Research Experience

Axel Faes
PhD Fellow
axel.faes[at]gmail.com
axel.faes[at]kuleuven.be

Phd Candidate (FWO-Aspirant Fellowship)

KU Leuven
Oct. 2018 - Current

Project: “Graph-based model of information diffusion in the human brain for studying event-related potentials”
Promoter: Prof. Marc van Hulle
Group: Computational Neuroscience, Laboratory for Neuro-and Psychophysiology, KU Leuven

Student Job: Creating System Identification course

KU Leuven
Sep. 2017 - Current

Faculty of Engineering Science: ESAT (Electrical Engineering)
Research group: STADIUS

Research Assistant: design of type-&-effect system for Eff based on row polymorphism

KU Leuven
Apr. 2017 - Oct. 2017

Faculty of Engineering Science: Computer Science
Research group: DTAI
Part of the Honoursprogramme of the Faculty of Engineering Science (research track).
Topic: Development of an row-based type-&-effect system for the Eff programming language

Research Assistent: efficient compilation of algebraic effect handlers

KU Leuven
Sep. 2016 - Apr. 2017

Faculty of Engineering Science: Computer Science
Research group: DTAI
Part of the Honoursprogramme of the Faculty of Engineering Science (research track). My project is part of the C1 project: Algebraic Effect Handlers: Harnessing the Fundamental Power of Effects. Eff is a functional programming language that uses handlers to handle all kinds of effects. These effects could be I/O, exceptions, user-defined, etc. My task is to design, implement, benchmark and formally proof new optimisations in the Eff compiler. The compiler is written in OCaml.

Web Performance Research Internship

Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM), UHasselt
Jul. 2016 - Sep. 2016

I worked on the iMinds PRO-FLOW project.
My work involved creating multiple usecases to measure website performance. The main focus is on the difference between the http versions (http1.1, https, http2).
During the project, I had to utilise multiple servers, maintain and extend the nodejs framework used to measure website performance, and manually optimize commercial websites using PHP, JS, HTML and CSS.

Summer Research Internship Physical Computing

Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM), UHasselt
Aug. 2015 - Sep. 2015

Work on a project which focuses on the interaction between a human entity and a drone, aswell as interaction between the drone and virtual objects. This project is written in C++, used the Optitrack motion capture and a custom created drone.