Current position

Between jobs

I worked as a web developer, webmaster and educational designer for seven years. I then did a PhD in formal linguistics. This allows me to get to the bottom of complex problems and devise concrete – digital – solutions. I have a theoretical background but always look for practical applications. I like groundbreaking projects with a focus on challenges, quality and strong teams that stimulate me to extend my knowledge. I am loyal, have a critical mindset and strike a good balance between rationality and intuition. I finish projects with perseverance and high-quality results.

Keywords? Haskell, linguistics and web development.

Interested in my profile? Contact me at koen {dot} roelandt {at} krowland {dot} net

Previous Experience

Researcher: PhD in Linguistics at KU Leuven Brussels Campus

November 2011 – February 2016 (4 years and 4 months, with a parental leave of four months) | Brussels

Dissertation: Most or the Art of Compositionality. Dutch de/het meeste at the Syntax-Semantics Interface, published in the LOT Dissertation Series and available in Open Access.
Supervisors: Hans Smessaert and Dany Jaspers

Research

  • search corpora (Perl, regular expressions, XML, XPath)
  • analyse the data (Excel)
  • review the relevant literature on syntax and semantics
  • build 3D models using GegoGebra
  • describe the semantics using Haskell
  • write abstracts, papers and dissertation in LaTeX
  • give presentations (LaTeX and Keynote).

Other responsibilities

Area of expertise and interests

  • The syntax-semantics interface
  • Haskell
  • Logical geometry
  • quantifiers
  • lexical semantics

Educational designer at bpost

December 2010 – November 2011 (1 year) | Brussels

Building e-learning solutions:

  • intake, analysis, storyboards, copywriting, briefing the designer and the developer, software demonstrations (Captivate)
  • project management
  • putting the contents in the LCMS (HTML, CSS, Flash)

Webmaster at S-Partners

June 2008 – December 2010 (2 years and 6 months) | Brussels

  • Redesign of www.s-partners.eu
  • Consultant at Dexia (through S-Partners)
    • Monitor, improve and update existing websites
    • Manage and implement campaigns for different services in the company (landing page, banners, product pages…)
    • Build accessible web pages bearing in mind usability and commercial goals
    • Languages and technologies: MCMS 2002, (X)HTML, CSS, ASP, Photoshop, Javascript, Flash, Actionscript, Inkscape

Communication – ICT employee at Forum voor Amateurkunsten

February 2007 – June 2008 (1 year 5 months) | Ghent

  • Building of www.amateurskunsten.be (XHTML Strict, CSS, PHP)
  • Daily maintenance of the website
  • Project Management for the building of the framework (Websites, CRM, CMS)
  • Writing and editing of publications
  • Organisation of marketing events and activities
  • Responsible for e-cultuur

Webmaster at FOD Economie

April 2005 – February 2007 (1 year 11 months) | Brussels

Mainly Perl, XHTML, CSS, ASP, Haskell (HaXml). Research into the redesign of the website and the transformation of the website from faulty HTML to XHTML strict using Perl and HaXml.


Presenter at Radio Scorpio

September 2002 – August 2005 (3 years) | Leuven

For the radio programme ‘Fully Completely’ I worked as a volunteer in a small team for each week’s broadcast. We presented a musician or band in one hour, with his biography, some anecdotes, interviews, linked bands and lots of music. We all worked in turn as a presenter, researcher, copywriter, radio technician…


Teacher at De Springplank

September 2004 – March 2005 (7 months) | Halle


Webmaster (internship) at Corelio

May 2004 – August 2004 (4 months) | Brussels

Education

Web Development at VDAB Dendermonde

2003 – 2004

Web development course with modules on Windows, MS Office, logic programming, SQL, normalisation, OO, XHTML, DHTML, XML, ASP, Dreamweaver, Flash, ActionScript, Photoshop, Linux, Apache and PHP.

Postgraduate, Medieval Studies (Literature, History, Archaeology) at The University of Glasgow

2001 – 2002

Lic, Dutch and English Language and Literature at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

1999 – 2001

Thesis: Huwelijk, Godsdienst en Verbeelding in Gilliams’ Gregoria: Een literair-kritische lectuur.
Katholieke Universiteit Brussel

Candidate, English and Dutch Language and Literature Katholieke Universiteit Brussel

1997 – 1999