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 running 904Labs, an Amsterdam-based company that offers the first and only commercially available self-learning search engine. At 904Labs we bring state-of-the-art machine learning technology, that is accessible by only a handful corporations in the world, to the masses. If you run an online business, I strongly recommend you to checkout 904Labs product and get in touch; it will help you increase conversion rates and long-term user engagement.
Before 904Labs, in 2005, I co-founded FifthLimb in the U.K., an ERP software for recycling logistics; more than a dozen companies are currently running on it. 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 904Labs.