From time to time, I will announce open positions on this website. These positions are fully-funded at internationally competitive rates. I am also happy to consider new students/postdocs outside the framework of these open positions. In any case, if you want to join my group, I strongly suggest that you explore various funding opportunities, including the following, before contacting me. I am happy to support strong applicants for these schemes.


Current Open Positions:

I have openings for two four-year PhD students to start anytime in 2021 or 2022. The successful candidate will work in the area of applied, combinatorial, and computational algebraic geometry. A master's degree in mathematics, statistics, or computer science is required. The applications will be reviewed from January 2021 until the positions are filled.

If you are interested, send me an email containing the following:

  1. Your CV

  2. Motivation statement: Please describe your background, research experience, and motivation for your application in a maximum of 2 pages.

  3. University transcripts of all degree programs you have been enrolled in.

  4. Two letters of recommendation (can be sent directly by the letter writers).

  5. Your detailed plan for applying to external funding schemes, including the ones below. (The positions are fully-funded but I expect my students to actively apply for all external fellowships available to them.)


Funds for PhD students and visiting students:


Funds for Postdocs:


Undergraduate Students:

I have dedicated funds and am happy to supervise exceptionally strong undergraduate/master's students, both from Belgium and internationally, for research internships or theses. Write me an email if you are interested, but please keep in mind that I receive many such emails and will only reply to the very top students who already have some background in themes similar to my research (algebra, combinatorics, polyhedral geometry, statistics). If you did not receive a reply within two weeks, please assume that I am not able to supervise you. As a general rule of thumb, write to me only if you are at the top of your class or have related publications or medals in national/international mathematics competitions.