The public PhD defence of Pejman Sajjadi will take place on Monday April 24 at 16:00h in Auditorium D.2.01. Title of the thesis is "Individualizing Learning Games: Incorporating the Theory of Multiple Intelligence in Player-Centered Game Design".

Start it @kbc, the largest incubator of Belgium, selected 38 start-ups out of as many as 143 business proposals. The start-up of Jente Rosseel, Elewa, is one of them. Jente started with the development of the software for Elewa during his studies and is now writing his master thesis on the topic under the supervision of Prof. Olga De Troyer of WISE. For the business aspects he was coached by Prof. Marc Goldchstein from the Technological Entrepreneurship Department of the VUB.

The public PhD defence of Ahmed A.O Tayeh will take place on October 21 at 17:00 in D.2.01. Title of the thesis: A Dynamically Extensible Cross-Document Link Service

The WISE research group has two assistant positions available. 

An assistant will spend around half of his/her time to teaching (exercises for bachelor and master courses, assisting with labs, projects and theses). The other half should be spent to research. The candidate is expected to work on a PhD.

A Master in Computer Science, Master in Mathematics with a minor or specialization in Computer Science, or Master in Engineering with a minor or specialization in Computer Science is required.

The thesis topics for 2016-2017 are now online and can be found here.

Our paper entitled 'Smart Study: Pen and Paper-Based E-Learning' got the Best Paper Award at the KES 2015 conference on Smart Education and E-Learning (KES-SEEL 15), which is based on the Master thesis of Dieter Van Thienen.


Lode Hoste successfully defended his PhD thesis 'A Declarative Approach for Engineering Multimodal Interaction'

We would like to get a better understanding on why and how people associate (link) information across digital and paper documents. Thereby, associations might be defined by manually annotating parts of paper and digital documents or by using some third-party tools. We would very much appreciate your participation in our study:

A faculty position (assistant professor, associate professor or full professor) in Computer Science (Web & Information Systems) is available in the Department of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
The candidate is expected to reinforce the research of the WISE Lab ( by initiating and conducting research in a field that is related but complementary to the WISE lab's current research. The current research of WISE is situated in the domain of innovative information systems, with special focus on Serious Games and on Cross-Media Information Spaces and Architectures. Within this research, the emphasis is on conceptual modelling, design techniques and methods, context-awareness and adaptivity, as well as usability and includes the development of engineering methodologies, software tools and software frameworks for these domains.
Special preference will be given to candidates with expertise in a sub-discipline of data science, such as data visualization, data analytics, data security, data mining, or data modelling. Fundamental research as well as data science research applied in domains such as HCI, (serious) games or recommender systems, is eligible.
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Applying before May 4, 2015.