Faculty Award for Teaching 2016

I was pleasantly surprised to receive the “Teacher of the Year 2016” award from the Faculty of Science of Leiden University. I gratefully thank the students who nominated me, as well as those who have chosen to finally elect me as the winner. If you have any suggestions as to…

Network Science upcoming conferences

I made a list of interesting conferences to possibly attend given my interest in network science / complex networks from a computational point of view, with applications in computational social science, and occasionally economics; sometimes together referred to as socio-economics. Some conferences are more oriented towards computer science, whereas others…

Symposium: Role of the Netherlands in offshore finance

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 foreign investment conduit in the world, i.e., the Netherlands is…

New project: Enriching official economic statistics using data-driven modelling techniques

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 de Statistiek (CBS), the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University.…

Symposium: Leiden Networks Day 2016

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, and space is running out. Register on time!