I am an associate professor at LIACS, the computer science and artificial intelligence department of Leiden University. My research interest is in network science, dealing with methods and algorithms for knowledge discovery from (social) network data, covering applications in economics, science studies and computational social science.
Currently, I am head of the Leiden Computational Network Science research group, academic co-director of the Dutch POPNET research platform for population-scale social network analysis and co-chair of the Dutch Network Science Society.
I supervise bachelor, master and PhD students, and teach courses on competitive programming and social network analysis. Moreover, I am director of education of the bachelor programmes Informatica (Computer Science) and Data Science & Artificial Intelligence.