Robrecht Cannoodt

Robrecht Cannoodt

Data Science Engineer

Data Intuitive


Hello, my name is Robrecht Cannoodt. I just obtained by PhD as a computer scientist specialising in data science (dissertation). I work as a data science engineer at Data Intuitive and as a postdoctoral researcher at VIB - Ghent University.

I enjoy developing and contributing to data science software projects (See Software). In particular: developing or speeding up algorithms; adding functionality to existing software; and contributing to open-source projects. During my PhD, I developed tools for analysing single-cell omics data, and tools for benchmarking single-cell omics tools. However, many of the software packages I (co-)developed can be used for general-purpose data mining applications.


  • Software Engineering
    (mostly R, Scala & Bash)
  • Data Science
    (Bioinformatics, Machine learning)
  • Single-Cell Omics


  • PhD in Computer Science, December 2019

    Ghent University

  • MEng in Computer Science, 2013

    Ghent University

  • BSc in Informatics, 2011

    Ghent University

  • International Baccalaureate, 2007

    International School of Berne