I made a list of interesting conferences to possibly attend given my interest in network science from a computational point of view, with applications in computational social science, and sometimes finance and economics. Some conferences are more oriented towards computer […]
With the UvA CORPENT group we are organzing a mini-symposium for academics, journalists and ngo’s at SPUI25 in Amsterdam. The event relates to our recent work on corporate ownership networks in which we found that the Netherlands is the largest […]
This newly started research project aims to investigate data-driven modelling techniques from both computer science and economics in order to devise new methods, techniques and algorithms for determining official economic statistics. The project is a collaboration between Centraal Bureau voor […]
I am involved in organizing the Leiden Networks Day, a one-day symposium about complex network analysis covering topics from network science to complex systems. It’s free and has some great international speakers lined up! Currently, there are over 120 registrations, […]
I wrote a blog post about understanding the corporate elite through network science, focussing on the position of the United Kingdom and London in light of the recent Brexit referendum. It was featured by London School of Economics Business Review. […]
I work at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. I am an assistant professor at LIACS, the Leiden computer science department and researcher in the CORPNET computational social science group in Amsterdam.
My main fundamental research interest is computational network science, which deals with algorithms for knowledge discovery from network data. Through various projects, I also work on real-world applications, in particular on corporate networks, but also networks in economics, finance, science and infrastructure.