Davy Vanacken

About me


I am an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering Technology and member of EDM, a research center of Hasselt University and Flanders Make core lab. I received a master's degree in Computer Science and Knowledge Engineering in 2004, and a PhD in Computer Science in 2012, both from the transnational University Limburg (an international cooperation between Hasselt University, Belgium and Maastricht University, the Netherlands). In general, my research revolves around engineering interactive and smart computing systems, including modeling, prototyping and evaluating new means to interact with such systems from a developer’s and end-user’s perspective. I have a specific interest in human-centered support systems, multisensory AR and VR experiences, co-located collaborative and multimodal interaction, interactive visualizations for intelligibility and user control, and explainable and accountable AI. I am also teaching several courses on engineering technology, computer science and human-computer interaction at Hasselt University.

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