Teaching

I teach a number of courses at the VU computer science department for the BSc. and MSc. level. I amactive in the Digital Humanities minor. I am chair of the “Docententeam” and the “Opleidingscommissie IS”.

I supervise multiple PhD. students and a number of MSc. and BSc. students and My goals in supervising students is to foster collaborations with enthusiastic students on interesting and innovative research projects.

Courses

Here are links to some of the courses I am teaching or have taught in the past. I was also involved in the design of the FEW Web Science Minor.

  • [2020-…] Knowledge and Data
  • [2012-…] ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • [2016-…] Digital Humanities in Practice
  • [2015-…] Digital Hermeneutics and Visualisation” (Digital Humanities Minor).

PhD co-supervision

I act as co-promotor and co-supervisor for a number of PhD students:

  • Roderick van der Weerdt in the Interconnect project
  • Loan Ho in the Hybrid Intelligence project
  • Ayshwarya Suresh Iyer (ext.) in the Hybrid Intelligence project
  • Robert Bwana (ext.) in the Carpa project
  • Niels Ockeloen in the BiographyNet project
  • Xander Wilcke on Machine Learning for Multimodal Knowledge Graphs
  • Francis Dittoh (ext.) on ICT4D
  • Chris Dijkshoorn (received his PhD 04-03-2019 on “Nichesourcing for improving access to linked cultural heritage”)
  • Nana Baah Gyan (received his PhD 5-4-2016 on “The Web, Speech Technologies and Rural Development in West Africa, An ICT4D Approach”)

Msc and Bsc Student supervision

Here is a list of some of the student projects (B.Sc. as well as M.Sc.) I supervised or am currently supervising at VU and UvA.

  • [2021] Franco Martino, Bsc Computer Science
  • [2021] Ruben Bankersen, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2021] Juan Rodriguez, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2021] Soufyan Ait Etaleb, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2021] Ayman Almousa, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2021] Lisa Chocolaad, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2021] Stijd Schouten, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2021] Sharuga Kankatharan, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2021] Arfa Mehak, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2021] Sümeyye Aydin, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2021]Casper Jolles, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Leon Bakker, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Huseyin Aksoy, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Linh Tran, Msc AI
  • [2020] Marc Went, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Nizar Hirzalla, Msc AI
  • [2020] Daan Raven, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Daan de Ruijter, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Bram Schmidt, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2020] Lois Hutubessy, Msc AI (UvA)
  • [2020] Youssef el Ghouch, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2020] Ouail Zogari, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2020] Thomas Wessels, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2020] Tobias Bosveld, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2019] Gossa Lo, Msc AI
  • [2019] Kieke Swager, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Lisa Rietbergen, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Tim Meijer, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Michelle de Böck, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Vanessa Wijono, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Enya Nieland, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Mailin Chen, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Fleur Koentjes, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2019] Floris van Hagen, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2019] Rik Eskes, Bsc Information Sciences
  • [2018] Tim de Bruyn, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2018] John Brooks, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2018] Fran Walraven, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2018] Allard Oelen, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2018] Tom de Jong, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2018] Hameedat Omoine Chogudo, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2018] Sharon Bruinsma, BSc. Computer Science
  • [2018] Don de Lange, BSc. IMM,
  • [2018] Rouel de Romas, BSc. IMM, “Enriching the metadata of European colonial maps with crowdsourcing”
  • [2018] Timo Lek, BSc. IMM
  • [2018] Kaan Aytemir, BSc. IMM
  • [2018] Romy Meester, BSc. IMM
  • [2017] Matthijs de Mari, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2017] Jurjen Braam, BSc. IMM
  • [2017] Patrick Brouwer, BSc. IMM, Crowdsourcing architectural knowledge: Experts versus non-experts
  • [2017] Muhammet Karaca, BSc. IMM
  • [2017] Erik Kuiper, BSc. IMM
  • [2017] Andre Baart, MSc. Information Sciences
  • [2017] Fahad Ali, MSc. Information Sciences. Machine-to-machine communication in rural conditions: Realizing KasadakaNet
  • [2017] Aske Robenhagen, MSc. Artificial Intelligence
  • [2017] Josien Jansen, MSc. Information Sciences. Support for choreographers by semi-automatic dance analysis and the generation of new creative elements
  • [2017] Ana-Liza Tjong-a-Pauw, MSc. Information Sciences. A comparison of UI presentation methods for an interactive dance choreography assistant tool
  • [2017] Anggarda Diajeng Prameswari, MSc. Information Sciences. Elevator Annotator: Local Crowdsourcing on Audio Annotation
  • [2017] Jan Dukaczewski, BSc. Computer Science, A Special Purpose Search Toolkit for Identifying Qualities in Data
  • [2015] Karl Lundfall, MSc. Artificial Intelligence on “The Implications of Using Linked Data when Connecting Heterogeneous User Information” . [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2015]Marc Jacobs, MSc. Information Sciences on “The search for credibility in news articles and tweets” . [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2015]Arnold Kraakman, MSc. Information Sciences on “The Implications of Using Linked Data when Connecting Heterogeneous User Information” . [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2015]Jeroen Entjes, MSc. Information Sciences on “Linking Maritime Datasets to Dutch Ships and Sailors Cloud – Case studies on Archangelvaart and Elbing” . [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2015]Roy Hoeymans, MSc. Information Sciences on “Effective Recommendation in Knowlegde Portals – the SKYbrary case study” . [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2014] Esra Atecelik, MSc. Computer Science on “Propagating item metadata to collection level for Europeana” (co-supervisor Antoine Isaac). [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2014] Rianne Nieland, MSc. Information Sciences on “Talking to Linked Data”. [Blog post and thesis]
  • [2014] Robin Ponstein, MSc. Information Sciences on “Identifying ships and sailors” [Thesis available on request]
  • [2014] Mark van der Laan, Rachad Debdoubi, Nick Scheer, Moslem Jaghubi, Nadia el Yousoufi, Bsc. Information, Multimedia and Management on combined business project and individual research projects (Co-supervised with Astrid van Aggelen] [Documents available on request]
  • [2014] Stephan Mantel, Bsc. Computer Science on “Small hardware solutions for voice services” [Thesis]
  • [2013/2014] Andrea Bravo Balado, MSc. Artificial Intelligence on “Extracting maritime-historical events” [Blog post and thesis].
  • [2013] Kasper Brandt, MSc. Artificial Intelligence on “Linked Data for IATI” [Thesis]
  • [2013] Alan Chavoshe, MSc. Information Science on “Linked Data for the Landportal[Thesis]
  • [2012/2013] Jan Kuppens. BSc. IMM on “Improving the User Experience for a School management web application” [Thesis]
  • [2012/2013]Deepak Chhetri, M.Sc Information Sciences on Voice-based user interfaces for users in Developing Countries [Voices Project] [Thesis].
  • [2012/2013/2014] Pieter Nicolai, BSc. IMM on building an exploratory browser application that uses Linked Development Data [co-supervisor Christophe Guéret] [Thesis]
  • [2012] Khalid Khakham, BSc. IMM on “SocialNews – Enriching News with Social Media” [Thesis]
  • [2012] Nam Nguyen, BSc. IMM on “A different approach for an URL recommendation system”. [Thesis]
  • [2011/2012] Binyam Mersea Tesfa, M.Sc Information Sciences on a Crowdsourcing App for Regreening in Africa [Voices Project, co-supervisor Pieter De Leenheer][Thesis].
  • [2011/2012] Niels Ockeloen, M.Sc Information Sciences on Developing middleware for navigation-based Linked Data applications [Plaatsen van Betekenis, co-supervisor Lora Aroyo] [Thesis].
  • [2011/2012] Edwin Schootemeijer, M.Sc Information Sciences on his thesis User Interaction Design for a LOD-Based Mobile Cultural City Tour Guide [Thesis] [Plaatsen van Betekenis, co-supervisor Lora Aroyo].
  • [2011/2012] Henk Kroon, M.Sc Information Sciences on “Ecomash: Linked Market Data for Sahel Eco” [Thesis] [Voices, co-supervisor Pieter de Leenheer]
  • [2009] Thomas van den Berg, UvA B.Sc Information Science on Using Color and Composition to Classify Web Pages [SiteGuide, thesis]
  • [2009] Jevon van Dijk, UvA B.Sc Information Science on Retrieving similar websites and web pages [SiteGuide, thesis]
  • [2009] Marc Bron, UvA M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence on semi-supervised information extraction using pattern induction
  • [2007] Casper Kuijjer, UvA M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence on expanding semantic lexicons using Information Extraction thesis]

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