Curriculum Vitae - Résumé


2012 – 2013 Information Studies (MSc), University of Amsterdam
  • Master of Science (cum laude) in Information Studies
  • Track "Human Centered Multimedia"
  • 8.4 weighted average grade
2009 – 2012 Future Planet Studies (BSc), University of Amsterdam
  • Bachelor of Science in Natural and Social Sciences
  • Specialization (major) in Information Studies
  • 8.1 weighted average grade
2006 – 2009 Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
  • Completed all introductory-level courses (Propaedeutic Diploma)
    1999 – 2005 Gymnasium Haganum, The Hague
    • VWO, program with an emphasis on the Natural Sciences
    • Electives: Philosophy, Latin


    2014 – Research Programmer, University of Amsterdam

    The team I'm part of works on enabling exploratory search in conversational text, with a focus on parliamentary proceedings. Currently, my research is oriented towards information extraction, automated linking between several related datasets, and the application of visual analytics to exploratory search.
    2013 – Back-end Developer, Stamkracht, Amsterdam

    For Stamkracht I work on Qollap, a collaboration platform for medium and large enterprises. My focus lies with R&D and the implementation of new features, such as expert finding and data-driven insights.
    2012 – 2013 Graduate Student Assistant, University of Amsterdam

    My main task was the selection and development of educational material for the e-learning module "Knowledge Web". The lessons included topics such as epistemology, linked data, and semantic web technology, for which I assembled existing reading material and developed quizzes and practical assignments.
    2011 – 2012 Semantic Web Developer, Librio, Delft

    Librio was a service in the form of a web application which started out with the aim to make lending and trading books attractive to students. I concluded my work on this project with my Bachelor's thesis.
    2008 – 2011 Research Assistant, Delft University of Technology

    In the period 2007-2011 I was involved in a research project with the goal of creating a tool for Industrial Design Engineers, which assists them in finding and sharing relevant information and knowledge. My activities within this project included research, web design, and development.
    2007 – 2009 System Administrator, Hotel de Plataan, Delft

    During my studies at the Delft University of Technology I was responsible for the systems administration at a privately owned hotel. This was a part-time job at which I maintained seven workstations and three servers. Additional activities included procurement, maintenance of other (digital) appliances, and documentation and instruction for my co-workers.

    2005 – 2006
    Freelancer, air-quality calculations, Adviesbureau Ruimtegebruik, Delft
    Adviesbureau Ruimtegebruik is involved in making projections of future traffic flows which are influenced by proposed construction projects. I have performed calculations to determine which impact these traffic flows will have on the surrounding air-quality (with the aid of a TNO software application). The external clients were the municipal governments of Rotterdam and Spijkenisse.

    2006 – 2006
    Restaurant Employee, Inter IKEA Systems BV, Delft
    At IKEA I mainly worked as an assistant cook. At first only to prepare cold dishes, but after several weeks also to prepare warm dishes. I also fulfilled service and supply functions.


    2012 – 2012
    Chair of the Adaptation Working Group, LERU Bright 2012 Conference, Amsterdam
    The theme of the conference was "Networks: Complex Futures", on which we worked in interdisciplinary working groups.

    2008 – 2010
    Triager, The Vaults of Erowid,
    Erowid is a non-profit organization with the following mission:”documenting the complex relationship between humans and psychoactives”. As triager, I checked submitted articles for quality and added value, as support for the reviewers.

    2006 – 2008
    Lead Music Programmer, O.J.V. De Koornbeurs, Delft
    In my days as an event organizer, I was responsible for coordinating a team of 10 volunteer music programmers at a moderately-sized venue. Our activities included selecting cool artists, organizing four events per month, promoting them, and ensuring that the events ran smoothly.

    2007 – 2008
    Film Programmer, Wolpop Foundation, Delft
    I have arranged a program for the film theater of the Wolpop festival (2008 edition), featuring short films from local artists, digital video art, and some feature-length films. In order to keep the film theater accessible, we placed it in one of the open halls of the venue. To still provide a good viewing experience, we installed an audio system with headphones for every seat.

    2005 – 2008
    Member, O.J.V. De Koornbeurs, Delft
    Several roles that I took on here were those of: bartender, kitchen assistant, sound engineer, DJ, and event organizer.

    2006 – 2007
    Music Programmer, Wolpop Foundation, Delft
    Wolpop is an annual cultural festival which features music, theater, film, modern dance, and art installations. For the 2006 edition of the festival I was responsible for selecting, arranging and contracting the artists.


    Fluent: Dutch, English. Basic: French, German.
    system evaluation, domain modeling, literature review, stakeholder analysis, statistics (R & SPSS), study design
    Code: Python, JavaScript, Groovy, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, (X)HTML, CSS
    Tools: Gremlin, DBpedia Spotlight, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, NLTK
    Tasks: information extraction, visualization, interaction design, recommendation, (open) standardization
    food preparation, music programming, video production, visual arts, volunteer coordination
    Judo ( 1st Kyu ), Aikido ( 4th Kyu ), visual performance and video production with my friends as FrozenCutlery
    2003, 2004 Model United Nations (MiniMUN, MUNISH, THIMUN)
    2002, 2003 English Summer Course (advanced level), British School DH

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