David was born in Wilrijk (Antwerp, Belgium) on September 2, 1979. He lives with his wife Jasmien and son Stan in Antwerp. He enjoys traveling, and is a big fan of New York, where he lived for 18 months spread over several time periods.
David is professor at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is co-founder of spinoff Predicube, a company that works on technology to leverage online publishers’ data assets for improved advertising. His PhD work was on the use of comprehensible classification models for credit scoring, for which he was finalist for the prestigious SIG-KDD doctoral dissertation award. His work on comprehensible models, explainable AI and behavioral data mining has been published in high-impact journals such as Machine Learning, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. David is author of the forthcoming book on “Data Science Ethics”.