Programme Manager, Social Sciences & Humanities

Dr. Jisk Attema

Jisk has a broad scientific interest, but above all is passionate about applying software to address scientific challenges. He obtained his master’s degree in Theoretical Physics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2003, and continued his studies at the Radboud University resulting in a PhD in Computational Material Science. His experience with large and complex computer simulations then led him to work at the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI), where he studied the regional (e.g. Dutch national) climate using models and observational datasets.

Jisk joined the Netherlands eScience Center as Research Software Engineer in 2013, and worked in various scientific disciplines ranging from astrophysics, to meteorology, communication science and natural language processing. In 2014, he joined the management team as one of the eScience Coordinators. Since 2021, he is the Programme Manager for the Social Sciences and Humanities domain.

Key skills

  • eScience generalist
  • High-performance computing
  • Machine learning
  • Scripting and work-flow automation (linux)
  • Python, C/Fortan, Javascript