• Machine learning
• Computer vision
Christiaan has studied Psychology, Physics and Artificial Intelligence, all at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Christiaan received his MSc in both Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, track Intelligent Systems. In his thesis he applied reinforcement learning to the problem of learning new behavior in the field of robotics. His specialties include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision and reinforcement learning.
During and after his study, he worked at Conclusion Learning Centers developing a Learning Management System (LMS). For this system he developed various new functionalities. These include a recommender system that recommends users products based on their previous behavior and setting up new catalog search functionality using Elastic Search.
In 2013 Christiaan joined the Netherlands eScience Center as an eScience Engineer to work on the eEcology project.