I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Utrecht in 1986. After that I was a NWO research fellow at MIT for one year after which I became a post-doc at the University of Groningen. In 1989 I was appointed as assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Twente. After a journey through several computer science research fields such as formal verification techniques for concurrent programs, language technology and neural networks I found my niche in Applied Machine Learning. My current research topics involve the application of Machine Learning to Vision based Human Behavior Detection and Brain Computer Interfacing.
My teaching activities include, among other things, courses in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Brain Computer Interfacing.