I’m an assistant professor Developmental Psychopathology at the Behavioral Science Institute at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. I’m currently building a research program concerning the (real-time) detection of individual patterns of change in behavioural and physiological data generated by applied games and other interactive technology with the aim of personalising (game) interventions. My research interests are: Dynamical Systems Theory, Automated Detection of Behavioural Change, Interactive Media and Technology, and Applied Games.

Before that, the mathematical side of things came first during my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at the Delft University of Technology. Real-world experience came second when I worked as a project-, and logistical manager at the Royal Dutch Airlines Maintenance & Engineering department, and later as knowledge- and innovation management consultant at Squarewise, a small Amsterdam-based consultancy firm. Craving for more intellectual challenge and a deeper understanding of why people behave the way they do, I applied to the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Cincinnati, well-known for its applications of complex system theory to psychology. Here, I developed a nonlinear dynamical model for transitions between risk-seeking and risk-averse decisions and graduated with a Ph.D in December 2013. After a very insightful year in social signal processing and machine learning as a postdoctoral researcher on the EU-funded SPENCER project (‘Social situation-aware perception and action for cognitive robots’), I taught for six months at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Economics and Business and Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance. When not doing research, I love spending time with my love, our baby boy, and cat, fixing up our 1906 house in Arnhem,  spelling out the newspapers, running, going to the market on Saturday mornings, and hang out with friends and family.

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