Education


2012 – 2014

Master of Science, Information Sciences (Cum Laude)
VU University, Amsterdam
Courses: Knowledge & Media, Intelligent Interactive Systems, Research Methods, Multimedia Information Systems, Social Web, Information Visualization.
Pre-master courses: Semantic Web, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Academic English, Empirical Methods.

2008 – 2012

Bachelor, Business IT & Management
HZ University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen
Courses: Supply Chain Management, System Integration and Legacy, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, Human Machine Interaction and Software Engineering. Additional Course in Project Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

2005 – 2009

IT Management
ROC Zeeland, Vlissingen
Applied education in computer science

2000 – 2005

High school education
Nehalennia, Middelburg
Pre-university and higher general secondary education focused on natural sciences.

Professional Experience


Sept 2014 – present

Researcher
VU University and IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam
Research on crowdsourcing ground truth data in the open domain for IBM Watson.

Apr 2010 – present

Founder
Digict
Small company for selling computer hardware, creating websites, webshops and advertisements.

Jan 2014 – Aug 2014

Research Internship
IBM Netherlands, Amsterdam
Researched crowdsourcing disagreement on open-domain questions for IBM Watson.

Jan 2012 – June 2012

Research Internship
G4S, Amsterdam
Researched how to improve the identity management of employees in order to reduce cost and improve security.

June 2009 – Jan 2012

All-around employee
The Work Zone, Vlissingen
Involved in tasks for the HZ University of Applied Sciences such as the chauffeur for board members, event organizer, cameraman and photographer.

June 2007 – Jan 2009

Technical support, Web developer
Invent ICT Solutions, Terneuzen
Gave technical support and developed their website. Also passed as an HP Certified Professional.

Extra-Curricular Experiences


Mar 2015 – present

Study Advisor
VU University, Amsterdam
As study advisor I was responsible for all international first year students of computer science.

May 2010 – Jan 2012

Program Committee Member
HZ University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen
The program committee had an advisory function within the university. I polled student satisfaction ratings and desired internal policy changes. Organized a three-day tour for first year students.

June 2009 – July 2011

Program Representative
HZ University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen
As a program representative I was in charge of inspiring potential students on open days and gave presentations at several schools about the program. Also organized facilities for these open days and the graduation ceremonies.

Feb 2010 – June 2010

Logistic Process Analysis
Seafarm, Kamperland
Analyzed and documented their packaging of fish and their indoor breeding of turbot fish.

Feb 2009 – July 2009

Process Analysis
ROC Zeeland, Vlissingen
Analyzed the processes and gave advice on how to optimize their work efficiency and attract more students.