Yolande BerbersVice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, KU Leuven
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Prof. dr. ir. Yolande Berbers obtained in 1982 her MSc degree in computer science, and in 1987 her Ph.D. degree in computer science, both from the KU Leuven, Belgium.
Her research interests include ubiquitous computing, context-aware computing, service architectures, middleware, cloud computing, mobile computing and software engineering for embedded software. She has more than 80 scientific publications in the last five years, and participated in numerous international research projects, often including industrial partners.
She teaches courses on operating systems, computer architecture, and on software for real-time and embedded systems.
Yolande Berbers has been vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the KU Leuven from 2009 till 2016. This faculty counts more than 1500 bachelor students, about 1200 Master students, and about 800 PhD students. She is currently responsible for an entrepreneurship program in the faculty of Engineering, encouraging students to take up entrepreneurial projects, and allowing the students to valorise these projects in their Master’s program. She is also responsible for an honors program, offering motivated, talented and academically excellent engineering students additional and challenging education, giving them the opportunity to delve deeper into their discipline or to extend their curriculum in a multidisciplinary way.
Yolande Berbers is the mother of five children.