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Dimitri Leemans

Doctorate in Science, FTICA Université Libre de Bruxelles


Born: 1972, Uccle, Belgium; Spoken languages: French, English, Dutch.


Doctorate in Science (1998), Licence in Mathematics (1994), DEC2 in Actuarial Science (1993) Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Academic experience

Chargé de Cours at the Université Libre de Bruxelles since 2004; previously Premier Assistant (2002-2003), Assistant (1995-2002); Supervisor or co-supervisor for 2 Ph.D. students in Mathematics plus several Masters and Licence research students.

Research fields

Group theory; combinatorics; incidence geometry; polytopes; computational algebra.

Professional experience/leadership

Vice-head of the Department of Mathematics, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2009-); Founder of MACS Consult (2008); Co-founder of Green Cocoon (2009).

Professional activities

Reviewer for Math Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik; Referee for over 17 international mathematical journals; Referee for the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijke Onderzoek; Member of organising committee for one international scientific meeting; Member of several international professional societies, including Belgian and European Mathematical Societies and the Institute of Combinatorics & Applications; Developer of the packages on incidence geometries and coset geometries in the Magma language.

Awards and honours

Agathon De Potter prize from the Belgian Royal Academy of Science in 2003; Laureate of the “Concours Annuel de la Classe des Sciences, groupe I, mathématiques” (2007) of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science;

Research grants

ARC grant 2006-2011; several Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research grants; Van Buuren Fund financial support in 2010.

Published work

Primary author and co-author of over 50 published works (complete list of publications available at