Kurt Driessens received his degree in Engineering with a major in Computer Science from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the same university in May, 2004. During this time and since then he has been lucky enough to be a visiting lecturer at the University of Zambia for the course ‘Machine Architecture & Operating Systems’ (in March 1999 and November 2001), a visiting researcher at the Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia (July 2004 – September 2004), a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (October 2004 – September 2005) and a post doctoral research fellow of the FWO (Research Foundation – Flanders) (October 2007 – October 2011). At the K.U.Leuven, he was also a board member of the Faculty of Applied Sciences magazine: GeniaaL (in Dutch).
Kurt Driessens is a member of the editorial board of the Machine Learning Journal and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. From February 2011, he joined the department of Knowledge Engineering at Maastricht University as an assistant professor.