Peter is a PhD in communication sciences. He studied several scripting and programming languages during and after his university studies at Ghent University. Until June 2005 Peter worked as an ICT-project coordinator at an e-business firm.
After joining our research group, Peter has been mainly working on iMinds-research projects focusing on e-culture, social software and online communities. Since 2010 he is also involved in European research projects in the context of smart cities, big, open and linked data. Peter successfully defended his PhD which focused on interactivity in a Web 2.0 context in April 2012. His main research interests include smart cities, big and open data, Web 2.0 and computer-mediated communication. For a full biblio, see www.mict.be/petermechant.