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Contact Info

rogiersbart.github.io
github.com/rogiersbart
twitter.com/rogiersbart

Skills

R, MODFLOW, MT3D, SQL, git, GitHub, markdown, CSS, HTML, LaTeX, MS Office

Domains

Data science, hydrogeology, spatial data, porous media, radiological characterization

Disclaimer

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Last updated on 2021-02-16.

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Bart Rogiers

I am a scientific researcher and R enthusiast at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (aka SCK CEN), and also have a seat in the council of the International Association of HydrogeologistsBelgian chapter.

My research interests are currently focused around the introduction of probabilistic programming in hydrogeology and radiological characterization, and leveraging procedural texture synthesis in the framework of porous media reconstruction.

I furthermore really enjoy introducing people to the modern side of R, and help them adopt it as their main workhorse for more reproducible science.

Professional Experience

Scientific researcher

SCK CEN | Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

Mol, Belgium

Present - 2013

Board member

BCH-CBH | IAH Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Present - 2015

Internship

Flanders Environment Agency

Brussels, Belgium

2009 - 2008

Topic River restoration of the Zwarte Beek between Beringen and Diest: Evaluation of the impact on the groundwater system.

Supervisor Lermytte J

Teaching Experience

Modern R for data science: The core tidyverse, good practices and our corporate environment

SCK CEN Learning & development

Mol, Belgium

Present - 2019

Format Yearly 4-day course

Topics Data reading, cleaning, manipulation and visualization - Iteration with functional programming - Exporting tables and figures - Literate computing - Reproducible workflow

Modern R for data science: Up your data viz game

SCK CEN Learning & development

Mol, Belgium

Present - 2020

Format Yearly 1-day course

Topics More details on {ggplot2}, {scales} and extensions - Figure design principles - Data visualization types - Animation

Training course on radioactive waste management

SCK CEN Academy

Mol, Belgium

2021
2017

Format 45-min lecture “Characterization techniques used at SCK CEN - Uncertainty quantification” during the 1.5-week radioactive waste management course

Topics Taylor expansion - Monte Carlo error propagation - Probabilistic programming - State of the art in radiological waste characterization

Selected papers

See orcid or scholar for more extensive overviews.

Nested multiresolution hierarchical simulated annealing algorithm for porous media reconstruction.

Physical Review E

100(5), 053316

2019

Authors Lemmens L, Rogiers B, Jacques D, Huysmans M, Swennen R, Urai JL, Desbois G, Laloy E

Multi-scale aquifer characterization and groundwater flow model parameterization using direct push technologies.

Environmental Earth Sciences

72(5): 1303-1324

2014

Authors Rogiers B, Vienken T, Gedeon M, Batelaan O, Mallants D, Huysmans M, Dassargues A

High resolution saturated hydraulic conductivity logging of borehole cores using air permeability measurements.

Hydrogeology Journal

22(6): 1345-1358

2014

Authors Rogiers B, Winters P, Huysmans M, Beerten K, Mallants D, Gedeon M, Batelaan O, Dassargues A

Demonstrating large-scale cooling in a Variscan terrane by coupled groundwater and heat flow modelling.

Geothermics

51: 71-90

2014

Authors Rogiers B, Huysmans M, Vandenberghe N, Verkeyn M

Derivation of flow and transport parameters from outcropping sediments of the Neogene aquifer, Belgium.

Geologica Belgica

16(3): 129-147

2013

Authors Rogiers B, Beerten K, Smeekens T, Mallants D, Gedeon M, Huysmans M, Batelaan O, Dassargues A

Efficient posterior exploration of a high-dimensional groundwater model from two-stage MCMC simulation and polynomial chaos expansion.

Water Resources Research

49(5): 2664-2682

2013

Authors Laloy E, Rogiers B, Vrugt JA, Mallants D, Jacques D

Determination of Cs-137 contamination depth distribution in building structures using geostatistical modelling of ISOCS measurements.

Applied Radiation and Isotopes

79: 25-36

2013

Authors Boden S, Rogiers B, Jacques D

Estimation of hydraulic conductivity and its uncertainty from grain-size data using GLUE and artificial neural networks.

Mathematical Geosciences

44(6): 739-763

2012

Authors Rogiers B, Mallants D, Batelaan O, Gedeon M, Huysmans M, Dassargues A

Education

PhD in Geology

SCK CEN & KU Leuven

Mol, Belgium

2013 - 2009

Thesis Conditional Stochastic Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport in a Sandy Aquifer at Mol/Dessel.

Supervisory committee Batelaan O, Mallants D, Gedeon M, Huysmans M, Dassargues A

Additional members of the jury Vandenberghe N, Swennen R, Vanderborght J, Dietrich P

Master of Science in Geology

KU Leuven, magna cum laude

Leuven, Belgium

2009 - 2007

Thesis Interpretation of the heat-flow density in the deep wells Soumagne, Grand-Halleux and Havelange in Belgium, by means of a numerical coupled heat transport and groundwater flow model.

Promoters Vandenberghe N, Huysmans M

Bachelor of Science in Geology, Option Physics

KU Leuven, cum laude

Leuven, Belgium

2007 - 2004

Thesis The meaning of heat-flow density measurements in the wells Grand-Halleux, Soumagne, Meer and Havelange.

Promoters Vandenberghe N, Huysmans M

Peer reviewing

See publons for an up to date overview.

Hydrogeology Journal (3)

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Water Resources Research (3)

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Computers & Geosciences (2)

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Journal of Hydroinformatics (2)

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Mathematical Geosciences (2)

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Toxics (2)

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Advances in Water Resources (1)

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Earth Science Informatics (1)

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Environmental Earth Sciences (1)

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Frontiers in Earth Science (1)

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Journal of African Earth Sciences (1)

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Journal of Environmental Quality (1)

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Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics (1)

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Vadose Zone Journal (1)

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Professional development

Note I am using the ISO 8601:2000 standard for truncated date (interval) notation.

Email - Go for 0 Inbox

Loontiens S, Shortcuts, --06-06

Mol, Belgium

2019

Organize your time

Loontiens S, Shortcuts, --05-06

Mol, Belgium

2019

Querying Data with transact-SQL

RealDolmen, --11-14/15, ---27

Mol, Belgium

2018

Making 3D drawings with Sketchup | Fundamentals

Mangelschots N, SCK CEN Learning & development, --11-12

Mol, Belgium

2018

Git version control

Van Robbroeck K, RealDolmen, --09-27/28

Mol, Belgium

2017

MCNP - basic training course

SCK CEN Academy, --11-08

Mol, Belgium

2016

An introduction to Bayesian computing with INLA

Rue H, --07-08

Mines ParisTech, France

2014

Advanced stochastic simulations

Lantuéjoul C, Romary T, --07-07

Mines ParisTech, France

2014

Short course on underlying R&D for the disposal of radioactive waste

SCK CEN Academy, --03-19/20

Mol, Belgium

2014

Version control with subversion

Bex G-J, ICTS KU Leuven, --02-26

Leuven, Belgium

2013

HPC introduction

Oldenhof M, ICTS KU Leuven, --02-19

Leuven, Belgium

2013

Advanced R programming topics

Wijffels J, BNOSAC, --10-18/19

Leuven, Belgium

2012

Upgrade your written English

Vermeire A, --04-19, --05-03/04

Mol, Belgium

2012

LaTeX - introduction

ICTS KU Leuven, --03-29/30

Leuven, Belgium

2012

Data mining in practice

CS KU Leuven, --02-06/07

Leuven, Belgium

2012

Speedreading

Lernout B, --10-11

Mol, Belgium

2011

Scientific writing & speaking

Vermeire A, --03-02, ---09, ---21, ---28

Mol, Belgium

2011

Global sensitivity analysis techniques for probabilistic groundwater modeling

Mishra S, --09-21

Valencia, Spain

2010

2nd summer school on flow and transport in porous and fractured media

CNRS, --08-16/28

Cargèse, France

2010

Inverse modelling in earth and environmental sciences

Vrugt J, Huisman S, --07-26/29

Leuven, Belgium

2010

Meet the expert in hydrology - Round tables among young and established scientists

Carrera J, --05-05

Vienna, Austria

2010

Short course on geostatistical analysis of environmental data

Goovaerts P, --03-08/12

Gainesville, FL, USA

2010

Introduction to R

ICTS KU Leuven & LStat, --02-22/23

Leuven, Belgium

2010

Multivariate data analysis, with applications

ICTS KU Leuven & LStat, --02-08/10

Leuven, Belgium

2010

Hydrological modelling and uncertainty analysis

Buytaert W, --01-18

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2010

Grants

SCK CEN PhD scholarship

SCK CEN Academy PhD program

Mol, Belgium

2013 - 2009

Stays abroad

CSIRO Land & Water and Flinders University

Scientific visit, --05-22/06-15

Adelaide, Australia

2013

Student supervision

University promoter in italic.

Casillas A, PhD

SCK CEN & Ghent University

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Present - 2018

Topic Joint inversion of physical and chemical state variable data within a multi-model subsurface hydrology framework.

Supervisors Walraevens K, Rogiers B, Beerten K, Wouters L

Lu M, PhD

SCK CEN & KU Leuven

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Present - 2017

Topic Quantifying and predicting river-aquifer exchange in lowland floodplains (Nete, Demer and Dijle).

Supervisors Huysmans M, Gedeon M, Beerten K, Rogiers B

Moudud H, PhD

SCK CEN & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Present - 2017

Topic Decreasing global uncertainty in mapping site & environmental contamination by combining different measurement techniques in a joint (geo)statistical interpretation.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Vidmar T, Rogiers B

Lemmens L, PhD

SCK CEN & KU Leuven

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Present - 2016

Topic 3D Porous media reconstruction for natural and engineered radioactive waste confinement barriers – A multiresolution-multiphase approach.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Rogiers B, Laloy E

Neyens C, MSc thesis

Faculty of Science, KU Leuven

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2016

Topic Analysis of pumping tests in a sandy aquifer in Northern Belgium.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Gedeon M, Laloy E, Rogiers B

Janssens L, BSc thesis

Faculty of Science, KU Leuven

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2015

Topic Omzetting van digitale foto’s van ontsluitingen in hydraulische conductiviteit, met behulp van beeldanalyse en luchtpermeameter datasets.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Rogiers B

Hoedemaekers T, BSc thesis

Faculty of Science, KU Leuven

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2015

Topic Slug- en dilutietesten in de Neogene aquifer, in en rond de nucleaire zone te Mol-Dessel- Geel.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Rogiers B, Gedeon M

Bennett G, MSc thesis

Faculty of Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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2014

Topic Integration of detailed borehole core measurements and pump test data from the aquifers below the Boom Clay in a groundwater flow model.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Rogiers B, Vandersteen K

Potums L, BSc thesis

Faculty of Science, KU Leuven

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2014

Topic Gedetailleerde karakterisatie van boorkernen uit de diepe aquifers rond de Boomse klei, met behulp van een luchtpermeameter.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Rogiers B

Winters P, BSc thesis

Faculty of Science, KU Leuven

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2012

Topic Haalbaarheidsstudie voor de gedetailleerde opmeting van de hydraulische conductiviteit op boorkernen, met behulp van een luchtpermeameter.

Supervisors Huysmans M, Rogiers B

Examination committees

Nhu Viet Ha, PhD

Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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2016

Thesis Spatio-temporal prediction of land subsidence using GIS-based 3D geological, geotechnical and groundwater flow models in Hanoi city (Vietnam).

Nafyad Serre Kawo, MSc

Interuniversity programme: Master of Science in Physical Land Resources, Universiteit Gent - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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2013

Thesis Model Based Evaluation of the Protection Zones around the WaterGroep Public Drinking Water Well Field in Huiskens (Korbeek-Lo), Belgium.