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.
As Director Operations she is responsible for all financial and legal matters at the eScience Center, the administrative processes around our project portfolio, housing and office IT, and human resource management.
Rob is responsible for eScience Technology development in all projects, project leader of our eScience technology platform, and manager of the eScience engineers.
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.
Romulo is the Tech Lead for Data Management. He is responsible to foresee which technological directions on optimized data handling NLeSC should follow to enable Space, Earth and Life Sciences short- and long- term research agendas.
Jason is interested in topics related to large scale distributed computing. At the Netherlands eScience Center he works on climate research projects.
Elena is specialized in image processing, and works as an eScience Engineer on medical imaging and other multidisciplinary projects.
Within the Netherlands eScience Center Ben is involved in several projects in which he is responsible for accelerating scientific applications targeting GPU-clusters.
Jisk works as an eScience engineer on the Summer in the City project and is eScience coordinator for the humanities projects.
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.
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.
Vincent is specialized in analytical methods for life science projects.
Ronald studied aerospace engineering and is specialized in data analysis, remote sensing and Earth systems.
Willem´s main research topics in the past 10 years are semantics, augmented sense making, visual analytics, information integration, and text mining.
Johan studied astrophysics at the University of Groningen
Stefan is specialized in software development for life science projects.
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.
Maarten is a core team eScience Engineer, where he focuses on visualization.
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.
Janneke works as an eScience Research Engineer on the Texcavator and From Sentiment Mining to Mining Embodied Emotions projects.
Christiaan's specialties include machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision and reinforcement learning.
Carlos works as an eScience engineer on various Digital Humanities projects.
Patrick works as eScience Research Engineer on Digital Humanities and Physics projects, specializing in data mining and high performance optimization.
Sonja joined NLeSC in May 2015. She is an eScience Research Engineer on the project Massive Biological Data Clustering, Reporting and Visualization Tools.
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.
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.
Prof. Karina van Dalen-Oskam is head of the department of Literary Studies. Her research focuses on computational literary studies.
Dr. Sascha Caron teaches at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and does research in particle physics within the Nikhef consortium.
Dr. Francesco Carlo Nex is Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Observation Science (ITC-EOS) of the University of Twente.
Dr. Dorothea Samtleben is associate professor at the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION). Samtleben is an observational cosmologist who has specialized in the faint polarization patterns in the cosmic microwave background pattern.
Dr. Christopher Tunnell is Postdoctoral Researchers at the Department of Astroparticle Physics of FOM-Nikhef
Dr. Vincent Robert is Group Leader at the Bioinformatics Group of CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre
Cees de Laat is Professor and leader of the System and Network Engineering Science Group at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Richard Finkers is Researcher Genomics & Application Big Data in Plant Breeding at Wageningen University
Dr. Maarten Marx' current research interest is integration of large amounts of semi-structured, text-centric, data. His work on the parliamentary proceedings was recognized with the XML Holland Award 2008 and the Dutch Data prize (awarded by DANS-KNAW) 2012.
Prof. Lucas Visscher's group focuses on development and application of multiscale and multilevel methods for the description of complex molecular systems.
Dr. Chris de Graaf is assistant professor in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry at VU University. Currently, he is responsible for the computer-aided drug design research line, complementing the synthetic medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology programs.
Matern Otten is part of TNO's Expertise Group for Radar Technology and project leader on the eScience project RT SAR: An Architecture for Real Time Big Data Processing for AMBER.
Gert Vriend is senior professor Bioinformatics of Macromolecular Structures, and is the director of the Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics at the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Sciences at the Radboud University Medical Centre.
Lora Aroyo works in the area of Intelligent Information Systems as an assistant professor in the Web and Media Group, Department of Computer Science VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Prof. Piek Vossen is full Professor of Computational Lexicology at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2013 he won the prestigious Spinoza Award of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Prof. Huub Wijfjes is a media historian and professor by special appointment to the chair in Radio and Television History at the University of Amsterdam.
Dr. Arthur Weststeijn is Director of studies in history at Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome. His research concerns the intellectual history of the Dutch Republic from an international perspective.
Dr. Inger Leemans is professor of cultural history at the VU University Amsterdam and teaches (early) modern history at AUC.
Dr. Wynand Alkema holds the position of Group Leader Fermentation at NIZO. This group aims to exploit the metabolic potential and biological variation of micro-organisms to directly benefit the customers in improving their processes and products.
Thomas Bäck is head of the Natural Computing Research Group at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS).
Prof. Simon Portegies Zwart is full professor of computational astrophysics at the Sterrewacht Leiden of Leiden University. His professional interests are high-performance computing and gravitational stellar dynamics, in particular the ecology of dense stellar systems.
Prof. Peter van Oosterom is professor at the Delft University of Technology (OTB) and head of the section ‘GIS Technology’. His research interests include map generalization (vario-scale), spatial databases, and land administration.
Prof. Peter Sloot is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He studies 'natural information processing' in complex systems by computational modeling and
simulation as well as through formal methods.
Maurice de Kleijn works as a researcher at the Spatial Information laboratory (SPINlab). The main focus in his research is to study the role of geospatial technologies in historical and heritage landscape research.
Prof. Martin Kersten is a computer scientist with research focus on database architectures, query optimization and their use in scientific databases.
Prof. Maarten de Rijke leads the Information and Language Processing Systems group, one of the world's leading academic research groups in information retrieval. His research focus is on intelligent information access, with projects on self-learning search engines, semantic search, and social media analytics.
A specialist in cultural history, Joris van Eijnatten works on three overlapping and interrelated fields: the history of ideas, the history of religion, and the history of media and communication.
Dr. Jan-Willem Boiten is project manager for the TraIT (Translational research IT) project. In this role he is (co-) responsible for implementing a national IT infrastructure for storing, sharing, and analyzing translational research data.
Prof. Henk Scholten is professor in Spatial Informatics at the Faculty of Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Since 2006 he is also professor in Geo Informatics at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Prof. Guus Schreiber is professor at the Web & Media group of the Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and part of the Network Institute. His interests lie in knowledge engineering, web science, and e-humanities.