Antoine Soetewey

PhD Student and Teaching Assistant in Statistics at UCLouvain

Table of Contents

  1. Currently
  2. Education
  3. Professional Experience
  4. Leadership Experience
  5. Technical Skills
  6. Projects
  7. Memberships and Affiliations
  8. Areas of Expertise
  9. Presentations
  10. Languages
  11. 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- Université catholique de Louvain PhD Student in Statistics (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Catherine Legrand and Prof. Dr. Michel Denuit). Thesis: Life and Health Actuarial Pricing: a Biostatistics Approach

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

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

Aug 2014-Dec 14 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Extended Master in Economics, Faculty Exchange

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

Professional Experience

2017- Université catholique de Louvain Teaching Assistant in Statistics

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

2016-17 Business & Decision Data Scientist

  • Gartner-recognized leader in Data & Analytics
  • Following several training 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 2015-Jul 2015 BNP Paribas European Public Affairs Intern

  • 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 2015-Mar 2015 Deloitte Luxembourg Audit Intern

  • 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

Leadership Experience

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

  • 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


  • R (RStudio, R Markdown, Shiny, Sweave)
  • LaTeX
  • GitHub
  • Excel
  • HTML and CSS
  • Tableau Desktop
  • JMP
  • Web development (Blogger, Shopify, WordPress)



  • Stata
  • Bloomberg
  • EViews


R Markdown

Most of the materials for my teaching sessions are built on R Markdown. This allows to produce high quality documents and make all analyses easily reproducible by students. Teaching materials I produced are available upon request.

R Package

yll: An R package hosted on CRAN to compute the standard years of life lost and the average years of life lost.


My GitHub account hosts my hobby development projects as well as listing contributions to open source tools. For example, my personal website has been built using GitHub.

Shiny App

A practical guide on asset allocation, based on the book A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel.

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Survival analysis
  • Cancer mortality
  • Cure models
  • Statistical data analysis


For a detailed list of presentations and talks see


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

Last updated: March 2019