Decat Maarten

Maarten Decat

IT security researcher at KU Leuven

Name:Decat Maarten
Date of birth:
Address:Leuven, Belgium
Phone:
Email:maarten (at) decat.me

Education

2008-2010

1. Master of Engineering: Computer Science

University of Leuven

Grade. Magna cum laude.

 

Master thesis. Towards building secure web machups

2005-2008

2. Bachelor of Engineering: Electronic Engineering

University of Leuven

Grade. Cum laude.

Employment

2016-present

1. University of Leuven

Post-doctoral researcher in Computer Science - Security

Main interest. Access control for large-scale distributed systems.

 

More specifically. Adaptive authentication, policy-based and attribute-based authorization, risk-based access control, etc.

2006-2008

2. Freelance math teacher

Teaching math to 14- to 16-year old students.

2000-2007

3. Various summer jobs

Working in diverse companies as job student.

2008-2008

4. ICsense

Internship

Start-up (at least back then) specialized in advanced IC design and development of sensor systems.

 

Function. Development of Matlab drivers for automated usage of lab equipment.

2012-2015

5. SpaceBillboard BVBA

Co-founder

Non-profit company that gains funding and raises media attention for the space research at KU Leuven by launching the logos of our sponsors into space.

 

Website. http://spacebillboard.com/, http://writeitinthestars.com/

 

Featured in. Daily News, VentureBeat, De Standaard, De Tijd, VTM Nieuws, MNM, … (full list)

 

Customers.  Microsoft, Electrabel/Engie, Mobile Vikings, Kinepolis, … (full list)

 

Partnership.  ClearChannel

 

Soft skills.   Entrepreneurship, perseverance, creative thinking, marketing, pitching, web design, press communication, negotiating,  teamwork.

2010-2016

6. University of Leuven

PhD Researcher in Computer Science - Security

PhD on access control for large-scale Software-as-a-Service applications

 

Grant. Personal research grant of IWT, obtained by successfully defending a self-written project proposal (2010).

 

Hard skills. Software security, software engineering,  scientific research – identify shortcomings in state of the art in collaboration with industry, set up a stepwise approach to address shortcomings, evaluate the results, present conclusions.

 

Soft skills. Perseverance, long-term planning, team work, coaching, presenting, writing, working in a multi-cultural environment, networking.

 

Teaching activities. Taught Software Architecture for 5 years, coached 7 master theses.