The MooV team are experienced specialists. Analytical by nature. Creative in finding solutions. Socially involved. A team driven by the belief in the benefits of optimisation and backed by the expertise and know-how of VITO.

Ruben Guisson #MooV Manager

Ruben graduated as an engineer in 2002, manages the MooV operations. Inspired and convinced by the benefits of supply chain and network design optimization, he started the development and deployment of MooV in 2015. He believes in customer-oriented solutions. 'For most strategic questions clients just need the answers - they have no need for a software package'. He enjoys taking in real world strategic questions through client discussions and translating them to the MooV-canvas .  

Annelies De Meyer #Senior MooV developer

After some years of business and research experience, she has conducted a PhD at the University of Leuven. In her research she has developed a comprehensive spatio-temporal optimisation approach for the strategic design and tactical management of supply chains in various sectors. Since 2017, Annelies works intensively on the development of MooV, embedding her expertise on integrating geo-data analytics with network design and optimization modelling as well as on dashboard development. Annelies is passionate about solving complex issues with quantitative modelling and optimization techniques.

Pieter Jan Kerstens #Junior MooV Developer

Pieter Jan joined the MooV team in September 2021 from the Federal Planning Bureau where he worked as a scientific expert on demography projections and as an IT expert. Before that he worked as a data scientist for a consulting firm and as a postdoc on efficiency analysis and productivity in the forestry sector at the University of Copenhagen. He graduated in computer science and mathematical engineering and holds a PhD in economics at KU Leuven. He is energized by challenges at the intersection of data and quantitative modelling.

Mauricio Alban #Junior MooV Developer

Mauricio recently completed his PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp, where he focused on developing optimization algorithms to improve warehouse operations, such as assigning items to different storage positions and picking those items at the time of retrieval. Previously, Mauricio earned his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Valle. His research interests are in the area of optimization with applications in logistics and supply chain management. Mauricio has had the opportunity to work as a researcher and consultant in Operations Research and Logistics in different companies, where he has been able to carry out several research projects with excellent results. Some of his projects have been published in recognized journals in the field of logistics and optimization.

Raphael Ascanio #PhD Co-Worker

Rafael is a PhD student in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp, collaborating with MooV and funded by VITO. Rafael is an Industrial Engineer from the National University of Colombia, with a master's degree in Industrial Engineering - Logistics from the same university and an advanced master's degree in Maritime and Air Transport Management from the University of Antwerp. During the last five years, Rafael has had research experience coordinating and co-executing projects around agri-food supply chains, pharma and urban logistics in Colombia and Belgium. The core of his PhD is the integration of the first and last-mile modelling with the MooV supply chain optimization models.


Ine Rosier #Junior Researcher

Ine has conducted her PhD research in Bioscience Engineering at the University of Leuven. In her research, she focused on modelling the impact of small, vegetated objects on the hydrology in agricultural areas, aiming to contribute to the insights needed to develop climate-smart upstream land management strategies for flood risk mitigation in Europe. Her research included optimising the spatial distribution of these vegetated objects in the landscape to minimize downstream flood hazard.

Ine is committed to making a positive impact with her research by finding sustainable solutions to aid in increasing the resilience of communities and the ecosystems they depend on, bridging the gap between science and its practical applications.

Ruben Guisson

MooV manager