Dr. Siemen Burssens


I am a Research Fellow in Data Science working on the H2OforAll EU HORIZON project, which aims to protect and treat drinking water from disinfection by-products. My role includes using data-driven evidence to increase public awareness about disinfection by-products and engage citizens to take actions that protect water quality now and in the future. Previously, I obtained my PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the KU Leuven University in Belgium (2022), where I used data science to calibrate theoretical prescriptions used in stellar structure and evolution models. 

Research interests

  • Data science techniques
  • Machine learning
  • Citizen engagement
  • SMART Cities
  • Social study design
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, KU Leuven, Belgium (2022)
  • MSc in Medical Radiation Physics, KU Leuven, Belgium (2018)
  • MSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics, KU Leuven, Belgium (2017)
  • BSc in Physics, KU Leuven, Belgium (2015)