Davy Van Deursen
CTO at Onsophic Inc.
Davy received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Ghent University, Belgium in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In his PhD, he investigated format-independent media resource adaptation and delivery techniques. After his PhD, between 2009 and 2012, he worked as a post-doc at the Data Science Lab (formerly known as Multimedia Lab) research group, part of Ghent University – iMinds (Ghent, Belgium), focussing on rich e-learning applications, Semantic Web technologies, and standardization (mostly W3C). In October 2012, he joined EVS Broadcast Equipment, where he worked as a software architect within the media division and their CTO team, tackling long term architecture, with specific attention for metadata management, media streaming, and RESTful Web applications. Since May 2015, he works as CTO at Onsophic, applying his strong architectural skills and e-learning experience to shape and develop Onsophic's intelligent e-learning platform.
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Architect and engineer of a brand new Web-based intelligent e-learning platform, focussed on simplicity and learning analytics.
As a software architect of the Media division, I worked on improving the existing Web application built on top of MediArchive Director, our large media archive solution. The focus was on improving the media streaming architecture and on introducing RESTful Web applications. Since the beginning of 2013, I also worked on the architecture and implementation of new (Web-based) products.
Further, I was closely related to the CTO team, which works on topics that are transversal for the company. Its mission is to provide a global vision on architecture for current and future EVS products. Within this team, I worked on long term architecture specification, with specific attention for metadata management, media streaming, and RESTful Web applications.
As a post-doc, I had a number of different tasks: guiding PhD students, teaching, being responsible for a number of national and European research projects, and doing research in multimedia semantics, linked data, and advanced reasoning techniques.
Worked as one of the four developers that provided the first version of Siruna's mobile web publishing platform. I was responsible for the content adaptation engine (i.e., parse HTML in DOM tree, apply DOM transformations, and serialize it to HTML suited for mobile devices).