Research Software Engineer

Sven van der Burg, MSc


Sven did a bachelor’s in Psychobiology and a master’s in Brain and Cognitive Science at the University of Amsterdam. After obtaining his degree, he was a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam in the field of cellular and systems neuroscience. He specialized in the recording and analysis of activity patterns in networks of brain cells.

Subsequently, he started working as web developer at Goldmund, Wyldebeast and Wunderliebe where he mostly worked on the website of Vacansoleil. Finally, he worked at Company.info as a data scientist, where he worked on building machine learning applications using structured and unstructured company data.

Next to software engineering work, he teaches in the eScience academy and tries to boost teamwork at the center.

Outside of work he likes hiking and being in nature, chilling with friends, cooking, going to music concerts, and gardening.

He joined the Netherlands eScience Center in June 2020 and works on Big Data & Health and machine learning projects.

Key Skills

  • Software engineering (mostly in python)
  • Data analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing