I am an assistant professor in in the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University. My research interests in general are network analysis, graph structured data, and data mining. I have a mathematical background, my thesis involved algebraic graph theory and combinatorics. I also worked in the industry for a period of four years in banking and consultancy environments as a quant and a data analyst, working with financial and trade data mainly. Data science projects with a social aspect motivates me a lot. This interest is effectuated in multiple research projects I am involved in utilising AI to create a more inclusive and accessible world. Some examples are the 'Child Growth Monitor' by Zero hunger lab; focusing on malnutrition detection in children, Ilustre, a project to support the energy transition efforts in the Caribbean, and the Icon project of Zero poverty lab, linking brain networks and poverty.