Joris van Eijnatten has served as full professor of Cultural History at Utrecht University since 2009. Prior to this, he was, among other things, full professor of Cultural History at VU University Amsterdam and a research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institut für europäische Geschichte (Mainz, Germany) and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS).
In addition to his research and teaching duties, Van Eijnatten has held various substantial administrative posts. From 2013 to 2018, he was head of Utrecht University’s department of History and Art History, and chaired UU’s section of History of Culture, Mentalities and Ideas between 2009 and 2018. Previously, he was director of the Research Institute for Language, Culture and History at VU Amsterdam’s Faculty of Arts.
Van Eijnatten has been the recipient of various grants, including a Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) grant and an NWO Horizon grant. He was awarded the Hendrik Casimir-Karl Ziegler Research Prize in 1999 and a Fellowship for digital humanities at the National Library of the Netherlands in 2016. He is the author of several books and numerous journal and book articles and is a founder of the open-access International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity. He has published extensively in leading international peer-reviewed media, including Journal for the History of Ideas, International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Low Countries Historical Review and the Journal of Religious Ethics.
• Atmospheric Science / Meteorology
• Wind Energy
• Data Analysis
Atmospheric Science / Meteorology
Pursuing his interest in the natural sciences, Peter obtained his BSc and MSc from Wageningen University, specializing in meteorology. Thereafter, he enrolled in a PhD project on wind energy. He will defend his thesis, titled "Characterisation of Offshore Winds for Energy Applications" in November 2019.
Although Peter enjoys doing research, he feels there is much to gain from advances in digital technologies. At the eScience Center, he hopes to contribute to academic research by facilitating fair and open science.
• Mathematical Modeling
• Literate Programming
• Science Communication
• Python, R, C#, Matlab
Python, R, C#, Matlab
Pablo Rodríguez-Sánchez studied physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.He got his MSc diploma in 2012, with a thesis on Artificial Vision. As a consequence of this thesis, he worked for 3 years as an R&D engineer at Indizen Optical Technologies, a company focused on the design of ophthalmic lenses.
In 2015 he joined the CRITICS ITN in order to conduct a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Wageningen University. There he dealt with topics so varied as numerical modelling of plankton dynamics, sensor data analysis in dairy farms and the mathematics of synchronization in sleep-wake cycles. His PhD defense is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2020.
Since 2011, he has been pursuing his two main passions closely: teaching and science communication. He does this mainly via the platform naukas.com, one of the largest science communication web magazines in Spanish language. His main role there is to contribute articles about mathematics and physics, some of them featuring interactive visualization applets. Additionally, he has given several popular science talks in theaters and on radio.
Pablo joined the Netherlands eScience Center in autumn 2019.
• Data Visualization
• Image Processing
• Web Applications
• Machine Learning
Peter has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology and a PhD degree in medical data visualization from the same university, in collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Center. During his Master's and PhD, he developed visualization methods for integrative visualization of multi-modal and longitudinal, volumetric image data, such as MRI and CT scans.
During and after this period, Peter worked on a range of different projects in different guises, ranging from web application development and IoT to image processing and data visualization.
• High Performance Computing
• Working in complex codebases
• C++, Fortran
• Optimizing Parallel Software
High Performance Computing
Working in complex codebases
Optimizing Parallel Software
Victor is a research engineer who loves to solve complex modelling problems and get the best performance possible. He previously worked as a scientific programmer at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Computational Science Lab where he maintained and developed HemoCell and HemoCell2D, which is software for simulating blood flows (hemocell.eu) that runs on HPC machines. As developer of these codes, he open-sourced them and made sure they could be used by research groups.
Victor completed his Bachelor's in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam in 2014. In 2016, he obtained his Master's in Computational Science from the same University.
Victor is currently working on the "Scalable High-Fidelity Simulations of Reacting Multiphase Flows at Transcritical Pressure" project, in which he is looking for ways to improve the load balancing and performance of the code on HPC machines.
• Computational Geometry
• 3D Surface Reconstruction
3D Surface Reconstruction
Thijs obtained his PhD degree in computational geometry at Utrecht University on the subject of urban 3D surface reconstruction. This was followed by a post-doctoral position at Inria Sophia Antipolis on cultural heritage 3D surface reconstruction.
After working on the CGAL open source software library for Geometry Factory, he joined Cyclomedia Technology to implement methods for data analysis on panoramic images and 3D point clouds. This included subjects like 3D reconstruction, texturing, and automating inventory annotation.
At the eScience Center, Thijs focuses on implementing a software library for geo-information visualization and map-drawing. To make the methods more easily accessible, this library will also be exposed through a website.
Marije has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business Management, and has completed part of her bachelor studies in Australia. She consecutively completed an honours degree in Anthropology at the university of Pretoria in South Africa, where she also lived and worked during the following 6 years. Marije has worked for many years in international HR roles in corporate organizations, among which Nike EHQ. She has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of recruitment, international mobility and general HR processes and operations.
In August 2019 Marije joined the eScience Center as Human Capital Advisor.
• Machine Learning
• Computational biology
• Molecular Simulations
Cunliang has a bachelor and master degree in life science from Shandong University (China), and a PhD degree in computational structural biology from Utrecht University (Netherlands).
During his master, he mainly studied molecular modelling and simulations and conducted a project to study the processivity of cellobiohydrolase using molecular dynamic simulations.
Cunliang started his PhD in 2014 and became interested in machine learning and data analysis. His research generated two peer-reviewed machine learning-based methods (iScore and iSEE), which facilitate fast and reliable scoring and binding affinity prediction of protein-protein interactions. He has also been active in the grand challenges of CAPRI (www.capri-docking.org) and D3R (www.drugdesigndata.org) that aim to test computational algorithms in blind predictions of protein-protein and protein-ligand poses and affinity rankings.
Cunliang joined eScience Center as a research engineer in July 2019.
Pablo Lopez-Tarifa obtained his PhD degree in Theoretical Chemistry in a collaboration between the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Universitéd’Evryvald’Essonne (Paris, France). In his thesis, he pursued the simulation of ultrafast reactions occurring in ion-collision experiments via TDDFT simulations. In 2011, he joined the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry at the EPFL (Switzerland) where he developed theoretical methodology to describe excited state dynamics of systems under the presence of extreme intense short pulses. In 2015, he joined the departments of Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics at the Vrije Universiteit as a part of Solardam consortium, where he used the eScience Python library QMflows to automatize quantum chemistry calculations designed to study the light absorption of natural chromophores. In 2017, he was hired by Spanish Research Council (CSIC) to work in close collaboration with Simune Atomistic Co., improving and expanding the applicability of parallel codes for material science research.
In 2019, Pablo joined the Netherlands eScience Center as an eScience engineer.
Konrad is a second year master student of Computer Science (joint degree at VU and UvA) in the track of Big Data Engineering. During his studies he enjoyed courses of Data Processing, Machine Learning and Distributed Systems. He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with BSc degree in Electronics Engineering in Medicine where he also gained knowledge in Radiology, Nucleonics and Detection and Processing of Nuclear Signals.
At the Netherlands eScience Center Konrad will join the Real Time Neutrino Detection project working on GPU data processing pipeline.
Kalaivani recently completed her PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. Her dissertation research focused on the analysis of a person's linguistic style as a behavioral biometric trait. She completed her MS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, USA and B.Tech in Instrumentation from Anna University, India. Her research and work experience involves Machine Learning applied to Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing problems
Johan holds degrees in journalism and communication science, history and international relations. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as a print journalist at Naspers media in South Africa, covering crime and criminal court proceedings.
In 2011, he obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam, where over the past 8 years he has continued working in various roles as senior communications adviser, press officer and chief speechwriter for the UvA Executive Board. Johan joined the Netherlands eScience Center in June 2019.
• Remote Sensing
• Data Integration
• Data Processing
Sarah is a researcher/analyst in Geomatics and Remote Sensing. Her research interest is the use of Earth observation data and geostatistics to describe the interaction between weather, land, and water.
She holds a BSc. in Geodesy & Geomatics - Surveying Engineering, and a MSc. in Remote Sensing (K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran). During her Master’s studies, she investigated the use of spatial unmixing for image fusion. She did her Ph.D. in geostatistics and copulas, a relatively new area for integrating weather and land information (Departments of Earth observation science, and Water resource science, the faculty of ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands).
Sarah has particular skills in programming, system analysis, image/data processing and management. She is interested in geo/statistical methods, fusion techniques, optimization and simulation methods.
• Scientific Computing
• Modelling Physics and Astronomy
• Computational (cell)Biology
• Scientific Visualization
Modelling Physics and Astronomy
After his Bachelor Physics and Astronomy and BSc project on modelling plasma light emission in Tokamak reactors, Jaro did a master in Computational Science that he obtained at the UvA in 2017. For his master thesis he worked on the parameterization of subgrid processes in atmospheric flow at the KNMI. He has very broad scientific interest ranging from cell biology to plasma physics and from modelling physical systems to machine learning and scientific visualization.
At the eScience Center he works on eWaterCycleII and other related projects.
Mariëtte van der Zande studied Business Administration (major in Accounting) at the University of Groningen including a semester at the Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea. After graduation she worked in different finance roles for Deloitte Accountants, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and VBK Uitgevers.
Prem Rajaram worked several jobs in the banking sector. First as financial support and then, for the last ten years, IT support. He also coached young people towards getting their driver's license.
• High Performance Computing
• Heterogeneous Computing
• Performance Modeling
• Java / Python / C++ / CUDA
High Performance Computing
Java / Python / C++ / CUDA
Souley Madougou was born in Niger. Souley attended Mohamed I University of Oujda studying mathematics and physics, followed by computer science at the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech.
After an internship and a bachelor degree in computer science he received his Master degree in computer science in 2002 at the University of Orleans followed by a PhD in parallel computing on PC cluster and virtual reality in 2005.
On behalf of ClusterVision, Souley moved to the Netherlands. He worked as a parallel computing consultant and developer of their cluster management tool. He developed in many languages, including C++ and Perl. He ended up joining PCC, a UvA spin-off, where he did R&D in diverse data integration and provenance projects. Souley later joined the AMC hospital to concretely apply provenance to workflow execution on grid infrastructures for a better control and for reproducibility of the results. He then joined the UvA to work in the Generic eScience project, especially on LOFAR data processing and the design and development of tools for optimal use of modern parallel architectures. Finally, Souley worked briefly on the EDISON project aiming at building the profession and curriculum of data science in Europe where he looked at validating certain results obtained manually using various machine learning techniques.
• Data Handling & Access
• Data Pipelines
• Data Analytics
• Statistical Modelling
• Machine Learning
• Physics & Astrophysics
• Scientific Methods
Data Handling & Access
Physics & Astrophysics
Meiert Grootes studied physics with a minor in mathematics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, specializing in astrophysics. His diploma thesis focussed on studying the evolution of accretion disks around super-massive blackholes exploring the effect of the host galaxy potential and generalizations of Newtonian gravity; work that was based on grid-based hydrodynamical simulations in FORTRAN.
For his PhD he went to Heidelberg, Germany, also becoming a member of the Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey consortium (GAMA) for which he designed and implemented the bespoke UV photometry pipeline. The further focus of his research initially lay on developing a star-formation rate unbiased classifier of galaxy morphology and a method of applying radiative transfer models to recovering the intrinsic spectral energy distribution of large statistical samples of galaxies, then shifting to applying these tools to empirically probing the fundamental process of gas-accretion by galaxies, commonly referred to as gas-fuelling.
After defending his thesis in 2013, he accepted a position as postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, where he continued his research into gas-fuelling, focussing on empirically constraining how and to what extent the larger scale environment impacts the ability of satellite galaxies to accrete gas. Using the full multi-wavelength photometric and spectroscopic database and MC models they showed that, contrary to the standard paradigm, their gas-fuelling is largely unaffected.
In 2015 he then joined the European Space Agency as an independent fellow, where he focussed on the evolution of the dust content of galaxies, as well as on combining weak-lensing based direct constraints of galaxy dark matter halo mass using Bayesian MCMC models with his established methods to probe gas-fuelling. Focussing on the halo mass dependence of gas fueling for central galaxies and the evolution of the relation between galaxy star formation rate and stellar mass, one of the fundamental empirical relations of extragalactic astrophysics.
Together with his collaborators he presented evidence for tension between the currently favored model and the data available from modern surveys and have provided the basis for a sensitive test of the model with upcoming observational facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope.
Merijn studied Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, following the High-Performance Distributed Computing track supplemented with as many theoretical CS courses as would fit. During his studies his main interests were (functional) programming languages, compilers, and distributed systems.
In the last year of his degree he went to the Universiteit of Amsterdam to do the compiler course, where he stuck around to do his master project on the S-Net coordination language, combining his interests in programming languages, compilers, and distributed systems into a single project. After his degree he stayed at UvA, joining the ADVANCE EU project as research assistant, later continuing this work at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
In 2014 he moved back to the Netherlands to start a PhD in graph processing on GPUs at the UvA. This work focussed on the relationship between the structure of the input graphs and the performance of algorithm implementations on the GPU. The goal being to predict the fastest implementation of an algorithm for a given input and being able to switch between implementations at runtime if this changes at runtime. He’s currently finishing up his thesis on this research.
• Scientific Computing
• Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Solid Earth Modelling
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Solid Earth Modelling
Maria received her BSc in Geology and MSc in Geophysics from Novosibirsk State University, Russia. During 2009 - 2017 she has been working first as PhD Candidate and later as a PostDoc at University of Utrecht, faculty of Geosciences.There she has been working on 3D numerical modelling of subduction evolution in Western Mediterranean region. This research resulted in numerous publications in highly-cited journals and oral presentations at international conferences. One of the accomplishments was creating of the first in the world full 3D numerical model of a subduction region which was later extended with integration of present day seismic observations. She enjoys working on complex tasks in numerical modelling domain and she likes to implement her out-of-box thinking capabilities in solving issues inside as well as outside of her core competence.
• High Performance Computing
• Numerical Analysis
• Algorithm Development
High Performance Computing
Adithya is a computational scientist at heart. He graduated from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen, Germany and KTH, Stockholm with a Dual Masters degree in computational engineering and scientific computing with a specialization in CFD. During his masters course he developed massively parallel programs and GPU parallel programs to simulate fluid using grid based and particle based simulation techniques.
During his PhD at AMOLF and University of Amsterdam, he developed a new computational technique called MD-GFRD to simulate reaction-diffusion systems. MD-GFRD combines Green’s Function Reaction Dynamics (GFRD) for simulating the system at the mesoscopic level where the particles are far apart, with a microscopic technique such as Molecular Dynamics (MD) for simulating the system at the microscopic scale where they are close together. This scheme describes for the first time how a microscopic technique can be seamlessly integrated with a mesoscopic technique, thus setting up a true multi-scale scheme that can achieve the same microscopic resolution as that of a purely microscopic technique, yet is orders of magnitude faster when the concentrations are low.
• Biological physics
• Statistical modeling
• Data Analytics
• Machine learning
In terms of academic research, Florian comes from a physics and cell biology background. He studied physics in Leipzig, Germany and Marseille, France. In Leipzig, he then did his PhD in the field of biological physics. The main focus of his work was on the spatial and functional self-organization within living cells. He moved to Amsterdam in 2012 where he continued with related research projects as a postdoctoral researcher at AMOLF, and later at the TU Delft. Throughout all those research activities Florian always worked in-between computer simulations and experiments that he developed, performed, and analyzed.
After his postdoc Florian felt that it was time for a change. He made an outgrown hobby his new profession and founded a small company (KÄNDI) in Amsterdam to develop and manufacture sustainable, high-quality sweets. As much as he enjoyed the creative side of artisanal work and product development, and as much as his kids loved that he was working with sweets and chocolate, he kept missing more complex scientific questions as well as the open exchange of ideas and knowledge within a scientific community. In 2018, after two years of doing very analog work as a profession and digital work in his free time (machine learning, visualization), Florian hence decided to switch the order and rather keep the analog part for his free time.
• Web Application Development
• Mobile Application Development
Web Application Development
Mobile Application Development
Pushpanjali obtained her BSc and MSc in Computer Science at the Pune University, India. She started off her career as Software Developer and since then worked at various companies, across functions like software development, iOS development and frontend development.
During 2015 – 2016 she was working as Junior Software Developer in Vidushi Infotech, after that she worked as iOS Developer in Exult infotech in Pune.
At the eScience center Pushpanjali is working on Visual Storytelling and EYRA benchmark projects.
Kim obtained her MSc degree in Economics from VU University with a specialization in Marketing.
Before joining the Netherlands eScience Center, Kim worked at Reed Elsevier as a Marketing Manager responsible for a portfolio of scientific journals across various disciplines such as Health Science, Life Science, Social Sciences & Humanities.
• Scientific Computing
• Web Development
Evert completed his PhD in astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam, on the topic of gamma-ray bursts. After that he has occupied several postdoctoral positions on observational astronomy, amongst others in the UK and Australia. Over time his activities has focused on the development of reduction and analysis software for telescope observations.
At the eScience Center, he works on combining distributed datasets in an easy-to-access fashion for researchers, within the European Climate Prediction system project.
Arnaud de Jong is Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands B.V., the largest space company in the Netherlands and supplier of high-tech products and services for the international space market. In addition, Arnaud is Head of the Cluster Solar Arrays, Systems & Services within the Space Systems programme line of Airbus Defence and Space, and with that responsible for all Solar Array activities in Leiden and Munich, for the product lines Launcher Structures, Instruments & Systems and Thermal-Mechanical Products in Leiden and for Compact Range activities in Munich. In his position Arnaud manages a team of around 300 space engineers in Leiden, the Netherlands, and a team of 120 aerospace professionals in Munich, Germany.
Before taking up his position as CEO of Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands, Arnaud held several positions worldwide, working and living in four countries since 1996. He started his career at Coopers and Lybrand. In 1999 he became Senior Manager in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Daimler Chrysler Aerospace HQ in Munich. After the merge of Daimler Chrysler, Matra and Construcciones Aeronáuticas into the global pan-European aerospace and defence corporation EADS (today Airbus), he held several positions within the Airbus organisation in Paris and Munich. In 2002, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the CEO of Airbus Defence and Security, Munich, Germany. In 2005, Arnaud joined the business unit Military Air Systems as Head of Strategy and Technology Management, which later on included operational responsibility for all Pilot-Training and flight operations as well.
Arnaud de Jong graduated as Master of Business Administration at The University of Groningen, studied at Business School École Supérieure de Commerce in Montpellier, France and completed his study with a scholarship in Montreal, Canada. In addition to his daily commitment to the teams of Airbus, Arnaud is responsible for the roadmap Space within Holland High Tech and member of several advisory councils (e.g. Delft University of Technology, TNO Industries and the Netherlands eScience Center).
• Parallel Algorithms
• High-performance computing
• Distributed computing
• Many-core accelerators
Stijn obtained his MSc degree in Computer Science from VU University, with a specialization in High-Performance Computing. His master thesis focused on the performance and scalability of community detection, a type of graph analysis where the goal is to split the dataset into cohesive components. During his thesis, he several developed multi-core and many-core methods for graph processing.
Before joining the Netherlands eScience Center, he worked at Delft University of Technology and University Twente on various graph-processing research projects.
His research interests lie in parallel algorithm design, large-scale distributed/parallel processing, and GPU programming.
• Scientific computing
• Parallel & distributed HPC methods
• Numerical modelling
• Python/ C/ Fortran
Parallel & distributed HPC methods
Python/ C/ Fortran
Inti has a background in astrophysics and has published on topics reaching from numerical cosmology, galaxy dynamics, stellar cluster formation to the evolution of planetary systems.
He obtained his PhD from Leiden University. After his PhD Inti did a postdoc at CMU in Pittsburgh on cosmological structure formation. Back from the US, he joined the development of the astrophysical multi-purpose software environment (AMUSE). He developed this research grade software package to facilitate coupled multi-physics and multi-scale numerical simulations. AMUSE is used by students and researchers worldwide to formulate and conduct numerical experiments in astrophysics.
His interest in the development of efficient and easy to use methods for coupled simulations led him to head a cross-disciplinary effort to transplant the technology developed as part of the AMUSE project to the oceanographic and climate science domains. This effort, funded by the Netherlands eScience Center, resulted in the development of the OMUSE coupling framework.
Inti's main expertise lies in the field of scientific computing, with extensive knowledge about parallel HPC methods, distributed computing and numerical simulation methods.
• Molecular Simulations
• Energy Research
• Quantum Chemistry
• Numerical methods
• Programing Languages: Python, C, Fortran
Programing Languages: Python, C, Fortran
Nicolas obtained a PhD in Nanoscience from University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. During his PhD he studied new solutions for molecular quantum computing, or in simple words teaching single molecule how to count. In 2010, he joined the Theoretical Chemistry Department of Northwestern University where he studied how energy and electric charges propagate in biomolecules such as DNA and light harvesting complexes. He then moved in 2013 to the chemical Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology where he studied new ideas for solar energy research and molecular electronics.
Nicolas has developed different scientific software packages for various applications ranging from quantum transport to the calculation of electronic structure and electronic dynamics of molecular systems. He also has a keen interest in scientific visualization and illustration, statistical analysis of scientific data and the application of deep learning techniques to molecular science.
Nicolas joined the eScience Center in August 2017 as a research engineer.
• numerical algorithms implementation
• functional programming
numerical algorithms implementation
After graduating in chemistry at the University of Antioquia, Colombia, Felipe obtained a Ph.D. in Computational Photochemistry from the University of Alcala de Henares, Spain. He developed and used computational tools to study the dynamics of molecules in the excited state in order to understand how light can trigger interesting molecular/quantomechanical properties. Since his Ph.D., Felipe has been developing software for scientific applications.
Felipe focuses on the implementation of numerical algorithms and workflows development for high-performance computing using languages like Python, C++, Rust, and Fortran. His fields of expertise are computational chemistry and materials science.
Felipe joined the eScience Center as a research engineer in September 2017.
• Statistical modelling
• Machine learning
• Astronomy and planetary science
Astronomy and planetary science
Yifat has a bachelor degree in Physics from Ben-Gurion university (Israel) and a master in Physics from Tel-Aviv university (Israel), studying gravitational lensing in galaxy clusters. She received her Ph.D. in Planetary Science (Tel-Aviv university), where she focused on studying detection methods for transiting extra-solar planets. In the course of her research she became interested in statistics and algorithms and developed innovative methods for predictive modeling. These methods can be used to increase the yield of transiting planets from low-cadence surveys.
After moving to the Netherlands, Yifat continued to a post-doc position at the exoplanets group in the institute of Astronomy in the University Van Amsterdam, where she worked on statistical analysis of planetary atmospheres. Aside from planets, she is interested in machine learning, Bayesian inference, and algorithms.
Yifat joined the Netherlands eScience Center in summer 2017.
• Scientific Programming
• Efficient Computing
• Python, C
Bouwe studied at the of University of Amsterdam where he obtained a BSc in physics, an MSc in astronomy and an MSc in theoretical physics.
His astronomy master’s project was on estimating and modelling gravitational waves emitted from neutron star thermonuclear bursts, while his physics master’s project was a theoretical study on extending the standard model of particle physics with right handed neutrinos and a heavy gauge boson.
After graduating, he started working in the space industry, where he developed software for processing image data acquired by earth observation satellites for KNMI and ESA.
Among other things, he implemented improvements to the algorithms used in the data processors, increasing the accuracy and dramatically reducing the processing time. He is most experienced in the languages Python and C, but very interested in learning new languages and programming concepts. His main research interest is applying advanced computational techniques to solve real world problems, e.g. in medical science, environmental science, or developing safer and greener technology.
Tom obtained his BSc and MSc in physics (track Particle Physics) at the University of Amsterdam. For his thesis he worked on technology behind proton radiography, a method that can possibly improve the accuracy of proton radiation treatment of tumors.
Tom has always had an interest in computer programming and enjoys using his skills to solve practical problems. He is especially familiar with web standards and joined the eScience Center to help in projects with web related problems.
• Fluid Mechanics
• Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Yang obtained his bachelor in Dalian University of Technology, China. Major in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Yang found himself of great interest in fluid mechanics and numerical modeling. He extended his interest in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and received his master in Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. His master thesis was finished in Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), with a topic of the research on Vortex Induced Motion (VIM) of offshore platforms through CFD.
In 2017, Yang joined the Netherlands eScience Center. Serving as a PhD candidate, Yang works on the Blue Action project, under the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme. The aim of the project is to gain more understanding about the Arctic weather and climate. Yang mainly focus on the atmospheric and oceanic energy transport towards the Arctic region. The access to high resolution numerical climate models and latest reanalysis datasets enables him to study the Arctic climate and improve the weather prediction.
Meanwhile, he also works in the Wageningen University (WUR).