Frédéric Vrins was born in Uccle (Belgium) in 1979. He received the MS degree in electromechanical engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 2002. Between 2002-2007, he served as an Assistant at the same university and worked towards the PhD degree within the UCL Machine Learning Group. He led the Association du Corps Scientifique en Sciences Appliquées (ACSSA) during 2006-2007. Dr Vrins is author or co-author of about 30 scientific papers published.