This is my public CV in reverse chronological order.
(2019 - present) PhD at Utrecht University
Currently, I work in the QuAnGIS project.
The focus of my thesis is to be able to describe the usability of geo-data sources for answering questions in human geography. These descriptions should be processable by a machine, so that question answering can be automated.
(2018 - 2019) Data scientist / Developer at Belsimpel
At Belsimpel, I contributed to multiple things in a really nice team. I started working on the in-house A/B testing system that I helped turn into a mature system. I also worked on visual analytics and predictive analysis for the back office portal.
Before starting at Belsimpel, I had no experience with PHP (the language used there) at all, but the working environment allowed me to quickly learn and grow into a position where I was responsible for important technical parts of the company.
I enjoyed utilizing software engineering practices like code reviews, issue trackers, scheduling releases, and testing.
(2017) Research internship at VMware
I spent the Summer of 2017 at VMware Research in Palo Alto, California. Apart from excellent sightseeing and many road trips, I spent time working on Hillview, a big data spreadsheet. My focus was on visualisation, and the aim was to integrate dimensionality reduction methods into Hillview.
(2016 - 2017) PhD at University of Groningen1
I did research on data visualisation. Specifically, I focused on using dimensionality reduction to visualise datasets.
One of the projects I worked on was to apply dimensionality reduction techniques to the problem of graph layouts. This resulted in tsNET.
Another project involved navigating through large high-dimensional datasets.
I made my first contribution to established open-source software during this time.
(2014 - 2016) Computing Science MSc at University of Groningen
During my master's, I was very interested in modelling, simulation, and visualisation.
I made a (retrospectively not very pretty) visualisation of a model of Kapitza's pendulum.
I also made a demonstration of a force-directed graph drawing method, because I was intrigued by this.
In 2016, I graduated with honours!
- MATLAB / GNU Octave
(2013 - 2014) Computing Science pre-MSc at University of Groningen
Because I switched to Computing Science, I had to catch up by following a few courses.
(2010 - 2013) Physics BSc at University of Groningen
My favourite courses were Mechanics and Relativity, and Introduction to Programming and Numerical Methods.
I did a minor in Computing Science, which drove me to persue a master's degree in Computing Science afterwards.
- MATLAB / GNU Octave