Frederik De Keersmaeker has a PhD in Mathematics and an MS in Engineering Physics. He is finishing up the MaStat program at UGent, where he recently started working at the Center for Data Analysis and Statistical Science (DASS). As a statistical consultant, he advises PhD students and postdocs on their data analysis and methodology. He is an instructor for FLAMES, and he works on projects for external partners.
He has organized problem sessions for a wide range of mathematics courses, first at KULeuven KULAK, then during his PhD at Cornell University. In 2018 he was awarded the Torng Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the innovative way in which he combined in-person lectures with an online platform for student feedback. He developed two courses for the Cornell Prison Education Program that he taught at the NY State Prison in Auburn.