People

Director

Prof. Wilco Hazeleger
Director
Prof. Wilco Hazeleger
Director

Wilco serves as director of the Netherlands eScience Center, connecting ICT (big data, computational science) with applications in scientific domains. Wilco also has a chair in Climate Dynamics at Wageningen University.

Management Team

Prof. Rob van Nieuwpoort
Director eScience Technology & Project Leader
Prof. Rob van Nieuwpoort
Director eScience Technology & Project Leader

Rob is responsible for eScience Technology development in all projects, project leader of our eScience technology platform, and manager of the eScience engineers.

Dr. Susan Branchett
Director Business Development & Operations
Dr. Susan Branchett
Director Business Development & Operations

Dr. Frank Seinstra
Director eScience Program
Dr. Frank Seinstra
Director eScience Program

Frank supervises the development, implementation, and research of innovative eScience solutions in multidisciplinary research projects. He is a strong advocate of applying (and re-using) the latest results of state-of-the-art ICT research in large-scale compute- and data-intensive problems in various scientific research areas.

Technical Leads

Dr. Willem van Hage
Technical Lead Data Management & Analytics
Dr. Willem van Hage
Technical Lead Data Management & Analytics

Willem´s main research topics in the past 10 years are semantics, augmented sense making, visual analytics, information integration, and text mining.

Dr. Jason Maassen
Technical Lead Efficient Computing
Dr. Jason Maassen
Technical Lead Efficient Computing

Jason is interested in topics related to large scale distributed computing. At the Netherlands eScience Center he works on climate research projects.

eScience Coordinators

Dr. Adriënne Mendrik
eScience Coordinator
Dr. Adriënne Mendrik
eScience Coordinator

Dr. Rena Bakhshi
eScience Coordinator
Dr. Rena Bakhshi
eScience Coordinator

Dr. Jisk Attema
eScience Coordinator
Dr. Jisk Attema
eScience Coordinator

Jisk works as an eScience engineer on the Summer in the City project and is eScience coordinator for the humanities projects.

Dr. Elena Ranguelova
eScience Coordinator
Dr. Elena Ranguelova
eScience Coordinator

Elena is specialized in image processing, and works as an eScience Engineer on medical imaging and other multidisciplinary projects.

Dr. Lars Ridder
eScience Coordinator
Dr. Lars Ridder
eScience Coordinator

Lars’ research interests cover (bio)chemical informatics and simulations. He is responsible as engineer and project coordinator for multiple projects in the life-sciences and chemistry domains.

eScience Research Engineers

Dr. Atze van der Ploeg
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Atze van der Ploeg
eScience Research Engineer

Faruk Diblen, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Faruk Diblen, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Dr. Gijs van den Oord
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Gijs van den Oord
eScience Research Engineer

Dafne van Kuppevelt, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Dafne van Kuppevelt, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Dr. Berend Weel
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Berend Weel
eScience Research Engineer

Lourens Veen, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Lourens Veen, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Dr. Arnold Kuzniar
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Arnold Kuzniar
eScience Research Engineer

In 2015 Arnold joined the Netherlands eScience Center where he works on the application of semantic web technologies on biomedical data integration and knowledge discovery.

Dr. Vincent van Hees
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Vincent van Hees
eScience Research Engineer

Vincent works on the project Compressing the sky into a large collection of statistical models.

Dr. Ronald van Haren
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Ronald van Haren
eScience Research Engineer

Ronald studied aerospace engineering and is specialized in data analysis, remote sensing and Earth systems.

Johan Hidding, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Johan Hidding, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Johan studied astrophysics at the University of Groningen

Dr. Erik Tjong Kim Sang
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Erik Tjong Kim Sang
eScience Research Engineer

Dr. Ben van Werkhoven
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Ben van Werkhoven
eScience Research Engineer

Within the Netherlands eScience Center Ben is involved in several projects in which he is responsible for accelerating scientific applications targeting GPU-clusters.

Alessio Sclocco, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Alessio Sclocco, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Stefan Verhoeven, BSc
eScience Research Engineer
Stefan Verhoeven, BSc
eScience Research Engineer

Stefan is specialized in software development for life science projects.

Dr. Romulo Pereira Gonçalves
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Romulo Pereira Gonçalves
eScience Research Engineer

Romulo works on the strategic collaboration between NLeSC and CWI Database group to research, design and implement a data management layer for Big Data problems.

Dr. Niels Drost
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Niels Drost
eScience Research Engineer

Niels works on the water management project as well as general eScience infrastructure. Niels is also part-time guest researcher at the Leiden Observatory, where he applies distributed computing techniques to the AMUSE computational astronomy simulation framework.

Mateusz Kuzak, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Mateusz Kuzak, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Mateusz enjoys programming in Python, R and JavaScript. He likes experimenting with new ways to visualize data in order to facilitate biological discovery.

Maarten van Meersbergen, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Maarten van Meersbergen, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Maarten is a core team eScience Engineer, where he focuses on visualization.

Jurriaan Spaaks, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Jurriaan Spaaks, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Jurriaan’s main responsibility as an eScience engineer is the implementation of inverse modeling algorithms such as DREAM, SCEM-UA, and SODA on cluster computers while improving the usability of these algorithms in the cluster environment.

Dr. Janneke van der Zwaan
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Janneke van der Zwaan
eScience Research Engineer

Janneke works as an eScience Research Engineer on the Texcavator and From Sentiment Mining to Mining Embodied Emotions projects.

Christiaan Meijer, MSc
eScience Research Engineer
Christiaan Meijer, MSc
eScience Research Engineer

Christiaan's specialties include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision and reinforcement learning.

Dr. Carlos Martinez-Ortiz
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Carlos Martinez-Ortiz
eScience Research Engineer

Carlos works as an eScience engineer on various Digital Humanities projects.

Dr. Patrick Bos
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Patrick Bos
eScience Research Engineer

Patrick works as eScience Engineer on the Digital Humanities projects PIDIMEHS and HADRIANVS.

Dr. Anand Gavai
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Anand Gavai
eScience Research Engineer

With his broad interest in understanding data from various domains Anand will work on semantic web framework to understand high dimentional data from scientific articles.

Dr. Sonja Georgievska
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Sonja Georgievska
eScience Research Engineer

Sonja joined NLeSC in May 2015. She is an eScience Research Engineer on the project Massive Biological Data Clustering, Reporting and Visualization Tools.

Dr. Hanno Spreeuw
eScience Research Engineer
Dr. Hanno Spreeuw
eScience Research Engineer

Support Team

Yang Liu
PhD student
Yang Liu
PhD student

Dr. Tom Bakker
Science Policy Officer
Dr. Tom Bakker
Science Policy Officer

Noura Saïdi
Assistant Operations
Noura Saïdi
Assistant Operations

Karima El-Hadji
Secretary
Otto van Rhee
Coordinator Operations
Otto van Rhee
Coordinator Operations

Lode Kulik, MSc
Communications Advisor
Lode Kulik, MSc
Communications Advisor

Sacha van Breugel
Senior Secretary & Communications Assistant
Sacha van Breugel
Senior Secretary & Communications Assistant

Sacha is a Senior Secretary at the Netherlands eScience Center. She also acts as communications assistant and is responsible for the organization of eScience events.

Dr. Patrick Aerts
Advisor Alliances
Dr. Patrick Aerts
Advisor Alliances

Patrick is responsible for the Netherlands eScience Center added value, business, and other external contacts. He is also a member of several international (mainly European) advisory bodies and boards of e-infrastructures and organizations.

Joep van Wijk, MSc
Project Calls

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