Tom Lenaerts

Tom Lenaerts is Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he is co-heading the Machine Learning Group. He is currently the ULB director of the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels and vice-president of the ULB Computer Science Department. He holds also a partial affiliation as Associate Professor with the Artificial intelligence lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and he is board member of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence ( He has worked in a variety of interdisciplinary domains and has co-authored many internationally published papers in AI, machine learning, optimisation, collective intelligence, computational biology and bioinformatics, aiming to answer theoretical and practical questions within computer, social, biological and medical sciences.