I am a PhD Candidate at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) where I study the impact of data science and artificial intelligence on the legal system, specifically the use of machine learning in the judicial setting. My research sits at the point where law and AI converge, so I get to study law as code and code as law.

I obtained my master's degrees (LLM Law and Technology, MSc Data Science: Business and Governance) at Tilburg University after a period of practicing law in the Philippines. 



  • Legal AI
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data Ethics


I am very interested in inter/transdisciplinary research focused on the intersection of law and AI.

Recent publications

  1. Negotiating close and distant reading - Heteroglossia and networks in…

    van de Ven, I., Lim, C., Steenbakker, M., & van Zaanen, M. (2018). Negotiating close and distant reading: Heteroglossia and networks in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. In Digital Humanities Benelux

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