I am a scientific researcher at TNO Human Factors in the Netherlands. I do research on Human-Robot teams, Multi-agent systems.
Before that, I was a postdoc at TNO and the Institute of Information and Computing sciences at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. I do research on Agents, Ubiquitous Computing and Crisis management in the ICIS project.
I have obtained my PhD on multi-agent systems and heterogeneous ontologies at University of Utrecht.
I have studied Cognitive Artificial Intelligence at the Department
of Philosophy, Utrecht University. I have become acquainted with many
deep insights about artificial intelligence (AI). I learned that progress
in AI will force us, once again, to reconsider the position of humans
in the universe. These universal questions still interest me, as a hobby.
Great thinkers such as Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and Douglas Hofstadter
are among my favorite authors. Nevertheless, in my professional life,
my favorite AI-quote is:
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. ~Edsger Dijkstra
I like fundamental research which is as close to practice as possible. I believe that multi-agent systems present a useful paradigm where the different strands of AI research meet. I have been interested in multi-agent systems since I started my PhD-studies.