Martin obtained a Engineering Master in Telecommunications at the Royal Military Academy Brussels in 1975 and a PhD in applied science at the University Gent in 1982. He is active in the domain of embedded systems since 1980 and created Dedicated Systems to support the embedded systems' community for testing real-time operating systems. Today he focusses on testing virutalisation solutions in both business and embedded systems and develops OS concept in the framework of swarm robotics.