Niels Joncheere

About me

After finishing my secondary education at the Sint-Godelieve-Instituut in June 2000, I enrolled in the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's computer science program. In July 2004, I obtained the degree of Licentiaat in de informatica (Master of Computer Science; cum laude). In July 2005, I obtained the degree of Geaggregeerde voor het secundair onderwijs — groep 2: Informatica (the Flemish Community's certificate of pedagogical competence; magna cum laude). Since October 2005, I am a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel's System and Software Engineering Lab, which became the Software Languages Lab in June 2009. Information on my research can be found here.

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Since 2002, I am a member of the board of directors of Jeugdhuis Qw1i Lennik vzw, which is a youth club in Lennik. From 2004 to 2010, I was the board's president. Also since 2002, I am a member of the youth council of the municipality of Lennik. I was the council's president from 2003 to 2005, and have been its president once again since 2010. I am also a member of the municipality's slow roads and library commissions.


The Vrije Universiteit Brussel's Department of Computer Science is housed on the tenth floor of the university's F and G buildings. Though they may once have been admired as striking examples of brutalist architecture, most people nowadays have a less positive attitude towards these enormous structures of poured concrete. Nonetheless, our offices enjoy a spectacular view of Brussels, as evidenced by the pictures below. The left picture shows, among others and from left to right, the South Tower, the Palace of Justice, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the European Parliament, and Brussels's business district. The right picture shows, among others, Brussels's business district, the Atomium ©, the Berlaymont (which houses the European Commission), the Cinquantenaire, and the VRT Tower.

View of Brussels from room 10 F 723 towards the northwest View of Brussels from room 10 F 723 towards the north