Professor & Scientific Director
Department of Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science (LIACS)
Leiden University, Snellius 167
Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
I am professor and scientific director of LIACS, the Leiden institute for artificial intelligence and computer science. I work in reinforcement learning. Please see our reinforcement learning group page.
Artificial Intelligence & Society
The impact of AI on our society is large. Read this DenkWerk report to see why (in Dutch).
Open positions in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
LIACS is growing. There is very strong interest in our work in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Computer Science; by companies, researchers and students. LIACS has open positions for faculty and PhD students. We stand for excellence in science and education, cooperation and fun. Leiden is wonderful. Does that sound like you? Please see the LIACS web pages.
I studied artificial intelligence under the guidance of Jonathan Schaeffer at the University of Alberta, Edmonton and Arie de Bruin at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam where I obtained my PhD in 1996. I worked with Charles Leiserson at the MIT Lab for Computer Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the Cilk parallel computing system. Later I worked with Henri Bal at VU Amsterdam on scalable algorithms. In 2014 I joined Leiden University; in 2016 I was appointed scientific director of LIACS.
All appointments and other requests are handled by Marloes van der Nat, 071-527.7061