Martin Mahaux – Brussels – Civil Engineer in Computer Science – PhD Student – Business Analyst -Requirements Engineer – Lecturer – Coach. Something like that.
I love mixing unexpected things together. Un peu de tout, comme pour les fromages belges. I have graduated as a civil engineer in Computer Sciences, where I also took Environmental Science classes. As a consultant in IT I developed a training based on theatre to foster collaboration and creativity. As a researcher, I’m mixing all of this again: environment, IT, collaboration, theatre… And I have always been a bit of an artist. And I love cooking, especially when what is left in the fridge is not supposed to be mixed. Then I mix it. Sometimes it’s awful.
So I married an actress, and obviously I could not escape mixing theatre and my job, that’s how I started to develop the improv-based techniques for collaboration and creativity. In 2009 I joined the PReCISE lab at University of Namur to start a PhD about this. Currently I also work on a regional research project about “Methodologies for assessing sustainability of socio-technical systems”. It’s interesting to note that both sustainability and creativity are extremely interdisciplinary, and not unrelated.
I give creativity and collaboration trainings and coachings in companies, I write (sustainable) requirements with companies, I teach requirements engineering to students. And I read and write for my PhD and the sustainability project. And too many other stuff. And I like it.
I speak French, Dutch, Spanish and English.
On the side I am writing and playing music, mixing my guitar, percussions and other acoustic instruments with samples and the digital sounds and effects from my computer. I have the chance to perform in some good dancing pieces.
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