Burned Charcoal

Burned Charcoal

Hi there 👋, I'm Joris! I am an enthusiastic computer science researcher at Hasselt University in Belgium. My main research interests are in computer networking and security, especially multimedia streaming and transport layer protocols tickle my fancy. Apart from my time spent on research, I enjoy swimming (lifesaving), nature walks and being an amateur photographer. You can cycle through a small selection of my pictures by pressing the splash link above.

The purpose of this website is to serve as my personal portfolio of publications, projects and experiences. I invite you to take a look around. You can always contact me on any of the above social media if you have a burning question.




Ph.D. candidate

Expertise Center for Digital Media, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek

I am currently a Ph.D. student in computer science. My day to day activities include researching how we can optimize over-the-top media transport using next generation network protocols, as well as being a teaching assistant. I assist with bachelor and master (undergraduate and graduate) courses related to networking, security, IoT, introductory programming and project management, in addition to bachelor and master theses related to my research topic.


UHCTF Organizer

Hasselt University, Diepenbeek

The UHCTF is a capture the flag initiative of Hasselt University (alumni) students. As a member of a group passionate for computer security, I help with organizing this yearly event and creating fun and educational security challenges.

Summer 2018

Software developer

Expertise Center for Digital Media, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek

The summer of 2018 provided me with the opportunity to work on research related projects in the domain of multimedia streaming. I worked on a videoplayer concept for Object-Based Media (OBM) which revolves around the delivery of non-static media presentations, by delivering video as a set of atomic objects associated with a scene instead of a precompiled experience. Besides OBM, I helped with benchmarking the performance of video compression versus JPEG compression for static light field streaming. This work was used in a paper titled Standards-compliant HTTP Adaptive Streaming of Static Light Fields



City pool, De Kimpel, Bilzen

City pool, Hoeselt

Student job I performed during my student years. My responsibilities included the supervision of swimming activities in recreational- and club context, the administering of first aid and rescuing of swimmers in distress or danger, and the safety evaluation of aquatic facilities.



Ph.D. degree Computer Science

Hasselt University, Expertise Center for Digital Media

Thesis: Work in progress


Master's degree Computer Science Networking and Security Visual Computing

Hasselt University

Thesis: Improving DASH Streaming with Server and Network assistance (SAND)


Bachelor's degree Computer Science

Hasselt University

Thesis: Bendwit: Platform for preparing content for adaptive streaming



Sport Vlaanderen (formerly Bloso)


The following is a collection of weblinks to blogs, websites, githubs, etc. from some amazing people.