Prof. Dr.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Lokaal : 6G.317A



Prof. Dr. Ann Dooms (PhD in Mathematics, 2004) leads the research group in Digital Mathematics (DIMA) of the Department of Mathematics and Data Science, which focuses on discrete and continuous techniques for Data Science, where Ann is specialised in information forensics and security. She has a long-standing expertise in pattern recognition with applications in image processing for digital painting and document analysis and post-quantum cryptography.

She was elected member of the Jonge Academie and the IEEE Technical Committee in Information Forensics and Security. Ann is associate editor of the Elsevier Journal of Information Security & Applications (JISA) and member of the scientific board of Belgian Defence. She won several prizes for education, research, science communication and valorisation. 

My books:


Monthly column in De Tijd:

Two-monthly column in EOS Wetenschap, some of which are published as blogs.

  • Discrete Wiskunde
  • Differentiaalmeetkunde
  • Digitale Wiskunde
  • Harmonische en Wavelet Analyse
  • Cryptography
  • Seminarie Wiskunde en Data Science
  • Data in Technology and Society
  • Member of the Jonge Academie, 2013-2017
  • Nominee for the EOS Gouden Pipet for the most promising young researcher of 2013
  • SuperMinds Award of iMinds for best talk on 20th of May 2014
  • Second Prize Science Communication awarded by the Royal Flemisch Academy of Sciences & Arts, 2014
  • Member of the IEEE TC Information Forensics and Security
  • Elected as 1 of the 20 "Straffe Madammen" to bring more female experts in the broadcasts of the VRT
  • TEDx talk "An image says more than a 1000 words ...", 1st of December 2014
  • TV show "De Herontdekking van de Wereld" on VRT-Canvas, Winter 2016
  • JCI TOYP prize for education, Spring 2017
  • Nominee for the Women Award in Technology and Science (WATS) by Innoviris, Fall 2017
  • Monthly column in EOS Wetenschap on mathematics, since Spring 2018
  • Starring in the youth book "Het Kandinsky bedrog" by Manon Berns, Summer 2018
  • Senior Cera Award, October 2018
  • TV show "Alleen Elvis blijft bestaan" on VRT-Canvas, 16 November 2019
  • VUB prize for societal valorisation 2021-2022
  • She regulary gives radio, TV and written press interviews