Currently pursuing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) on Mining texts for perspectives in human-machine deliberation. Previously, I was a Master AI Student at the University of Amsterdam. Curious about everything AI, including Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.
At the moment, I am interested in finding underlying structures in debates and (mass) deliberation, with the idea that we can help participants to understand why others have a different opinion. For this, I am using computational linguistics to analyze natural language, and aim to create artificial agents that support human deliberation participants.
Before that, throughout my time at the UvA, I devoted quite some time into developing football playing robots in the Dutch Nao Team.
My resume can be found here.
Besides my academia, I am an avid follower of space launches, and I am fascinated by spacecraft and space exploration. I also practise a Korean martial arts, called Kumdo, where I currently hold a purple belt, and regularly help out as an assistant, both in sword-fighting ⚔️ and archery 🏹.