I love designing search, recommendation, and predictive analytics engines. I strive for products that scale by intersecting the latest theoretical advances with elegant engineering.
I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, an M.Sc. with Merit in Informatics, and a B.Sc. in Physics. My work focuses on improving conversion and user engagement through modeling of online user behavior–i.e., machine learning and information retrieval. I am happy to have worked together with great people at Sponsorpay, and at Yahoo! Barcelona on exciting large scale problems.
I am currently a Senior Research and Development engineer at Apple. Before, I founded and led 904Labs, an Amsterdam-based company that offered the first and only commercially available self-learning search engine. Prior to 904Labs, in 2007, I joined University of Amsterdam as Ph.D. candidate and later on as postdoctoral researcher to work on search engines and online user behavior, topics on which I continue working today at Apple.