Sofie Verbrugge

SofieVerbrugge.jpgSofie Verbrugge received an MSc degree in computer science engineering from Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) in 2001. She obtained the PhD degree from the same university in 2007 for her thesis entitled “Strategic planning of optical telecommunication networks in a dynamic and uncertain environment”. Since 2008, she has been working as a researcher affiliated to iMinds, a research institute to stimulate ICT innovation in Flanders, where she is a coordinator for the techno-economic research within the Internet Based Communication Networks and Services group (IBCN). She did internships at Deutsche Telekom in Berlin (Germany) and UCBerkeley (California, US). Since October 2014 she is appointed as an associate professor in the field of techno-economics at Ghent University. Her main research interests include infrastructure as well as operational cost modeling, telecom service and network deployment planning, advanced evaluation techniques including real options and game theory. She has been involved in several European as well as national research projects in these domains.

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