Educational Background 
2008 – 2011Master Artificial Intelligence, “Autonomous Perceptive Systems” track.
 University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
 Exam passed with honors (cum laude).
 Master thesis: “Interaction between Face Detection and Learning Tracking Systems for Autonomous Robots” (2011).
2005 – 2008Bachelor Artificial Intelligence.
 University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
 Exam passed with honors (cum laude).
 Bachelor Thesis: “Using Different Methods to Direct a Robot's Attention” (2008).
1999 – 2005Bilingual VWO (pre-university secondary education).
 Van der Capellen S.G, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
 Exam passed. Furthermore, I passed the 'English A2 Higher Level' exam of the International Baccalaureate in 2005.
Previous Employment and Teaching 
2011Teaching assistant “Multi-agent systems” master course.
 University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
2010-2011Teaching assistant “Robotics” master course.
 University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
2010Research internship.
 Robot Cognition Laboratory, INSERM U846, Lyon, France.
 At INSERM I did research as part of my master thesis on robot vision. I was also a member of the “Radical Dudes” RoboCup@Home team, which participated in the international RoboCup competitions with a NAO robot.
2008-2009Teaching assistant in “Introduction to Logic” and “Language and Speech technology” courses.
 University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Other Interests 
2010-2011Member of RoboCup-team “BORG”, participating in the RoboCup@Home league of the international RoboCup competitions. These competitions focus on benchmarking abilities of domestic service robots in realistic, non-standardized environments.
2008 – 2010Team leader RoboCup-team “the little green BATS“. This was the first RoboCup team from Groningen, participating in the 3D-soccer simulation league using simulated NAO robots.


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