Toon Weyens

EU · +32 494 39 92 19 · weyenst@gmail.com


Adding value to society with technology is what drives me. My journey started with the study of energy engineering in multiple countries. This taught me how to act like an engineer. Afterwards, I took a deep dive into the physics of nuclear fusion, the most promising source of energy for the future. This taught me how to think like a scientist. It also resulted in a Ph.D. degree, and a postdoctoral Monaco Fellowship to perform research at the outstanding ITER Organization. To satisfy my inner mathematician, without losing sight of what drives me, I finally redirected my career towards Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. This taught me how to integrate, communicate and operate like a project manager. I now enjoy applying my cross-domain knowledge and competencies at MathWorks, a company that operates between industry and academia, and whose vision I am thoroughly aligned with. At MathWorks, I have the privilege to guide and educate our partners so that they can make the best possible use of our toolset, enabling them to scale their industrial data science projects from idea to deployed application in the most efficient way with the lowest risk.


Values:
Rational workplace, continuous improvement & pursuit of excellence, respect, responsibility, personal development & long-term retention
Competencies:
Analytical mind, efficiency, customer devotion, proactivity, persistency, multiculturality

Nationality:
Belgian
Date of birth:
30/12/1987

Experience

Jan ’19 - Current

Industrial Data Science Consultant

MathWorks

Jan ’17 - Dec ’18

Postdoctoral Monaco Fellow

ITER Organization


Education

Jan ’12 - Dec ’16

Ph.D.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid · Eindhoven University of Technology · ITER Organization

Sep ’10 - Aug ’12

Master of Science - Nuclear Fusion Science & Technology

Ghent University · Universidad Carlos III de Madrid · Université de Lorraine

Graduated top 5%

Sep ’08 - Aug ’10

Master of Science - Energy Engineering

University of Leuven · Technische Universität Berlin (exchange)

Graduated top 15%

December ’18

Online Course - Computability, Complexity & Algorithms

*Udacity advanced, by Georgia Institute of Technology

October ’18

Online Course - Bayesian Methods for Machine Learning (part of Advanced Machine Learning)

Coursera advanced, by Higher School of Economics Moscow

Graduated with honors

certificate: link

May ’18

Online Specialization - Deep Learning

Coursera intermediate, by Andrew Ng

certificate: link

May ’14

Summer School - 23rd Summer School on Parallel Computing

CINECA, Casalecchio Di Reno


Projects

Jan ’13 - Current

PB3D

Peeling-Ballooning in 3-D

for experts:

website: PB3D.github.io

source: GitHub

Feb ’18 - Current

Pylgrim

Elementary Shortest Path Problem with or without Resource Constraint

website: GitHub

Jan ’18 - Current

Kraemer

High-frequency crypto automated arbitrage trader

Oct ’18

Facial Composits: Finding the Suspect

Capstone project for Bayesian Methods for Machine Learning


Skills

Languages
English
Dutch
Spanish
French
German
Portuguese
Italian
Communication
Computer
Programming
Other

Awards, Scholarships & Grants

2012-2016

Doctoral Scholarship

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, CINECA

PIF scholarship for four years, summer school funding

2017

Ph.D. Research Award

European Physical Society

The Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) shall grant up to four prizes annually to young scientists from the 38 European countries associated with the EPS in recognition of truly outstanding research achievements associated with their PhD study in the broad field of plasma physics

website: EPS

2019

Monaco/ITER postdoctoral Fellowship

Principality of Monaco

The Monaco/ITER Postdoctoral Fellowship Program allows young researchers to participate in one of the great scientific and technical challenges of the 21st century and to work closely with leading experts in fusion science and technology within a unique international setting. The principal motivation of the research fellowships is the development of excellence in research in fusion science and technology within the ITER framework. Brilliance and creativity, together with understanding of the relevance of the individual research interests to the ITER Project, are a key requirement.

website: ITER

2019

PyTorch Scholarship Challenge

Facebook

10k recipients selected worldwide to start using PyTorch for deep learning

website: Udacity


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