Since October 2008 I became Associate Professor (tenure since October 2011) at the Computer Science department in the Faculty of Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).  Given my background and my research interests I’m part of the Machine learning group of Gianluca Bontempi.  I’m also part-time research professor (10%) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Before arriving here I held postdoctoral positions at (in inverse order):

  1. 1.the Switch laboratory of the VIB (Vlaams instituut voor Biotechnologisch onderzoek): Protein bioinformatics research.

  2. 2.IRIDIA at the Université Libre de Bruxelles: Artificial life, complex networks and evolutionary game theory research.

  3. 3.the Artificial Intelligence lab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Language evolution research. 

My current research topics are an extension of the work that I performed over those years.  I obtained my PhD at the Computer Science department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).


  1. My Research affiliations

  2. Méthodes algorithmiques en probabilité

  3. Machine learning group

  4. Contact information :

  5. Phone:+32 2 650 60 04

  6. Fax: +32 2 650 56 09

   Email : tlenaert [at]


Photo by Toby Gibson at Seefeld 2011