Hi there! Welcome! I’m Sven, a postdoctoral researcher at the Augment Lab at the Computer Science Department, KU Leuven, Belgium. More importantly, I’m also a dad of an awesome 4 year old, husband to a beautiful 36 year old!

After 10 years as a software engineer in the private sector, I pursued a PhD in Computer Science, which I successfully completed in 2017. My research interests include Interactive Data Visualisations, UX, Video Games, Quantified Self, and Augmented Reality. While you’re here, why not check out my blog and publications.

Contact info

Email: sven.charleer [at] gmail.com
Twitter: @svencharleer
Linkedin: in/svencharleer

  • 2017-now: Postdoctoral Researcher at HCI Research Group, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2013-2017: Doctoral Researcher at HCI Research Group, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2011-2013: Senior Software Engineer at NorthgateArinso, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2010-2011: Senior Software Engineer at iChoosr, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2009-2010: Game Developer/Designer/Co-founder, Rad Lab Games
  • 2008-2010: UI Game Developer at Monumental Games, Nottingham, UK
  • 2003-2008: Senior Software Engineer at NorthgateArinso, Brussels, Belgium
  • Data visualisation design (Sketch/Figma)
  • Data visualisation development (using web technologies)
  • UI/UX prototyping and evaluation
  • Game design & development
  • Supervising development and research
  • Academic writing
  • Presentation skills
Academic experience
  • PhD dissertation on “Designing and Evaluating Student-facing Learning Dashboards”
  • Contributed to multiple European projects, including the European FP7 – weSPOT project,  the CIP – eCloud project and  Erasmus+ ABLE project
  • Program Committees and reviewer: LAK, ECTEL, ARTEL, and Cross-LAK
  • Teaching:  data visualisation, UX, game design and development, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Android development
  • Google Scholar
  • 2013-2017: PhD in Engineering Science: Computer Science at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 1998-2003: Master in Informatics at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010-2012: Part-time Art Academy, Visual Arts at Academie Berchem, Belgium