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This is me

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I am an AI specialist with a focus on Data Science and Automated Reasoning. After my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and my master's degree in Artificial Intelligence I started my career at TNO, where I work on requests from partners and customers in the field of Data Science and Automated Reasoning.

I care about knowledge and experience. I love to read (scientific) articles, blogs, magazines, and books and watch documentaries and movies. Technology related material is over-represented in my lists, as I love to read about future technologies and sci-fi, information about computer sciences (specifically artificial intelligence, programming, operating systems, security), and privacy related issues. Other interesting books I have been reading lately are about physics, and the development of a human brain.

Where reading, documentaries, and movies help to feed my hunger for knowledge, work, travelling, and hobbies feed my hunger for experiences. I work at a research institute (see experience), and judo in my free time, and travel whenever possible (as you can see here).


Below you will find a summary of my professional experience. For more information and details visit my linked-in .


Research Scientist

TNO As researcher at the department Distributed Sensor Systems I conduct research into building novel applications in the field of sensor and information fusion. My focus is on automated reasoning based on video data, and automated situation assessment in the maritime domain. My approach usually combines machine learning algorithms with rule-based systems.

Research Scientist

PROFACTOR As a research scientist during a 2 month internship, I designed and implemented an image recognition application to automatically identify surface faults on drills. The result was an application that determines if a surface contains faults and if these faults are within the provided requirements.



NHS As intern at the RJAH Orthopeadic Hospital my assignment was to design and implement a mobile measurement device to measure knee laxity. The knee laxity can be used to get an estimate of the damage to a knee. I was responsible for the design and implementation of the embedded software: reading the sensordata, calculate the knee laxity based on the sensor information, and present the output to the user.

Trainer and Board Member

AEGEE-Europe The aim of the AEGEE-Academy is to develop and strengthen the human resources of AEGEE and to stimulate the motivation of its members. The Academy supports the personal development of AEGEE members by providing a diversity of training courses and co-ordinating a mentorship system. It maintains an overview of the personage and tasks in the organisation and empowers its members to find their place in the organisation. The Academy is an AEGEE-Working Group.
I was board member for 1 year in the positions of of Public Relations and Human Resources manager, trainer at internalional training events on local and European level, and manager for "Training for Democracy" in Budapest (Hungary) and "European School 1" in Riga (Latvia).

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Maastricht University The A.I. study emphasizes the following research topics: machine learning, multi-agent systems, formal techniques for knowledge representation, A.I. in games, and information retrieval techniques for identifying useful information in large unstructured datasets.
Graduated in 2009.

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Fontys University of Applied Sciences The graduation track Computer Science of the study Electrical and Electronic Engineering focuses on embedded systems. The main topics includes hardware design and construction as well as software design and implementation. Important subjects are: programming and programming-techniques, computer networks, analog electronics, digital systems, operating systems, and digital signal processing.
Graduated in 2004.


2016-07-05 - Rust and udp
2016-01-02 - Shutdown fails with mounted nfs filesystems under systemd
2015-08-24 - Nice to know simple optimizations for python
2015-08-12 - Conveniently remove lines from zsh history
2015-07-14 - Persistantly mount usb user writable
2015-07-14 - System hostname not sent by DHCP
2015-01-08 - How to use restangular
2014-05-10 - How to connect a QML gui with a c++ application
2014-05-10 - Multi monitor setup in Linux (with a minimal window manager)
2014-05-09 - Recover lost files in Linux
2013-12-24 - Test your Antivirus (Fireclam)
2013-05-01 - Find which jar file contains a class
2013-04-17 - ArchLinux and ownCloud: CSync failed to create a lock file
2013-01-19 - How to grow a ZFS storage in Nas4Free
2012-12-31 - Create a user without password in linux
2012-12-28 - Using git-svn (in ArchLinux)
2012-08-23 - My .gitignore file
2012-06-09 - Install LastPass on ArchLinux
2012-05-12 - KDE4 and the Win (windows) key
2011-07-10 - Mouse pointer too fast or slow
2011-07-04 - High speed video and no audio in Linux
2011-04-26 - ABN-AMRO and GNUCash
2010-12-05 - Send an image over a network using Qt
2010-09-28 - My choice of tools (on Linux)
2010-05-22 - Restore GRUB (Archlinux)
2009-07-12 - New distro on my road (ArchLinux)
2009-07-12 - No mono on my arch
2009-05-20 - Autologin for kiosk systems
2009-05-17 - Automatically mount a folder over ssh
2009-05-13 - Update drupal to 6.x
2009-03-12 - Installing the Elo Touchscreen Serial Driver
2009-03-05 - Unmount busy drives
2009-03-05 - Backup and restore debian/ubuntu package selection
2008-10-05 - Improved EeePC
2008-09-16 - Synergy in Debian
2008-09-16 - Mount a folder or filesystem over ssh in Debian
2008-09-13 - Backup your server to an encrypted disk
2008-04-13 - Make a full hard disk image in Linux
2008-03-28 - How to work with Subversion
2008-03-28 - Ms Visual Studio and OpenCV
2008-02-18 - Flexible Single/Dual monitor setup in Ubuntu
2008-02-08 - Syncing with Sunbird
2007-11-25 - Which Linux I choose
2007-11-11 - ICA Client on Ubuntu (install)
2007-10-28 - Thesis subject
2007-09-26 - Impulsive holiday
2007-09-20 - The big search
2007-09-16 - First steps into my blog
2004-01-01 - AEGEE C.V.

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