I was born on 24 June 1978 in Rotterdam, where I have stayed until finishing high school, and now regularly return to.
In September 1997, I started my studies at the University of Leiden. Initially I studied both
computer science and mathematics; of both of them I finished the foundation course in 1999.
After that I decided to continue the mathematics course, and acquired my M.Sc. in 2005.
For my final project I have studied the Sound Separation problem,
and the resulting thesis and examples can be found
elsewhere on this page.
The University of Leiden gave me ample opportunity to study abroad.
From September 2002 to January 2003 I have studied in Bath,
and in the summer of 2005,
I have participated in the International Summer School of
I speak three languages fluently: Dutch, English and German. In addition, I speak intermediate level Chinese, and still take courses.
In the summer of 1997,
I worked for Total Mail Service Rotterdam,
where I took care of
the computer service.
In 1999 and 2001, I taught a calculus class at the University of Leiden.
I have also taught at the exam course from 2002 to 2005.
From 2005 to 2010, I have worked at the Fraunhofer Instititute of Integrated Circuits in Germany.
Since 2010, I have worked at Huawei in Shenzhen, China.
Besides programming, I like playing on my synthesizer and listening to music (both rock and classical), reading (mainly literature written in English and German), photography, cycling, martial arts, cooking, woodworking and travelling.
This was a very brief summery of me. If you have something that might interest me, mail me. I look forward to learn more about you too!