Antoine Soetewey

PhD Student and Teaching Assistant in Statistics at UCLouvain

Table of Contents

  1. Currently
  2. Education
  3. Professional Experience
  4. Volunteer Experience
  5. Technical Skills
  6. Associations
  7. Presentations
  8. Languages
  9. Links


I am a PhD student in statistics at Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium, at the Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial Sciences (ISBA). My research interests focus on bio-statistical procedures applied to cancer patients. In parallel with my doctoral thesis, I am teaching assistant for several courses in statistics and probability at bachelor and master’s level and I provide trainings and workshops in statistics and R programming for UCLouvain’s technology platform for Support in Methodology and Statistical Computing (SMCS).


2017-: PhD Student in Statistics Université catholique de Louvain. Thesis: Life and Health Actuarial Pricing: a Biostatistics Approach (supervisors: Prof. Catherine Legrand and Prof. Michel Denuit)

2015-16: MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research, specialisation in Econometrics Maastricht University. Thesis: Combining Professional and Survey Forecasts for Macroeconomic Data (supervisor: Dr. Nalan Basturk) | ISBN: 978-3659660801

2013-15: MSc in Economics Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Thesis: Negativity Bias and Framing Effect in Charity Donations: a Field Experiment (supervisor: Prof. Jo Swinnen)

Aug-Dec 2014: Extended Master in Economics, Faculty Exchange University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2010-13: BSc in Economics and Management Sciences, minor in Economics Université catholique de Louvain

Professional Experience

2017-: Teaching Assistant in Statistics Université catholique de Louvain

  • Assistant for several courses in statistics and probability (Bachelor & Master course level)

2016-17: Data Scientist Business & Decision

  • Gartner-recognized leader in Data & Analytics
  • Followed several trainings focusing on technical and soft skills: R, Tableau, SAS, SQL, Python, data modelling, consulting skills, project management
  • Involved in several projects at the client site, focusing on data science and data visualization

Apr-Jul 2015: European Public Affairs Intern BNP Paribas

  • Understood the impact of changes in legislation on a supranational organization
  • Established networks effectively, both internally (business experts and senior management) and externally (European institutions and commercial organizations)
  • Familiarized myself with the economic, legal, political and social factors behind key texts of legislation

Jan-Mar 2015: Audit Intern Deloitte Luxembourg

  • Specialized in investment funds and banks
  • Gained hands-on experience and built a wide variety of business knowledge by assisting in external audits for the clients
  • Learned the proven methodologies and high-performance analysis tools to review systems and processes

Volunteer Experience

2019-: Private Tutor in Statistics and R

2019-: Creator and author of

  • A blog about statistics and its applications in R

2015-: International Tennis Chair Umpire (White Badge Certification) International Tennis Federation

  • Developing leadership skills, strong communication, and teamwork through experiential learning under the guidance of internationally certified umpires
  • Augmenting critical insight into intrapersonal and interpersonal skills by a professional management of difficult situations in matches
  • Trainer and evaluator for 30 to 40 incoming umpires each year and peer mentor for 5 to 10 of them by suggesting advice and insight based on personal experiences

Technical Skills


  • Member of the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium (RSSB)
  • Committee member of the tennis referee’s commission for the Belgian tennis association (AFT)


For a detailed list of presentations and talks see


  • French: Native language
  • English: Fluent
  • Dutch: Intermediate

See also a visual timeline of my CV made with R.

Last updated: January 2020