Work Experience

  • 2012 - ____

    Senior software engineer, Shopitize inc.

    Responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of the Plato receipt recognition engine.

    Principal tech: Scikit-learn, OpenCV, Numpy, Scipy, Tesseract, Django, Riak, Rabbitmq, Celery, Tornado, Ansible, jQuery, Twitter bootstrap

  • 2008 - ____

    Research assistant, iBug group, Imperial College London

    Responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of the group websitethe mediadb system, and various other software tools and websites.

    Principal tech: Django, Redis, Postgres, jQuery, Twitter bootstrap

  • 2004 - ____

    Freelance Web developer

    Designed and implemented websites for various clients, usually small/medium-size businesses or universities.

    Principal tech: Django, Postgres, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP

  • 2006 - 2009

    Co-founder, HT-productions

    HT-productions was a video production company, ran by me and two friends. We filmed, edited and produced various plays, music videos, company films and promotional videos.

    Principal tech: Adobe After effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Inkscape, Gimp

  • 2004 - 2012

    Teaching Assistant, Queen Mary, University of London, Imperial College London, Delft University of Technology

    Co-organized and managed lab courses on Computer graphics. Machine learning, Web development, Software engineering, Man-machine interaction.


  • Interests

    Pattern recognition, Artifical intelligence, Computer vision, Machine learning, EEG analysis.

  • Publications

    I have published 3 journal articles and 5 conference articles. For details see the publications section.


  • 2008 - 2012

    PhD in Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London
    Supervisor: Dr. I. Patras
    Thesis: Affective and Implicit Tagging using Facial Expressions and Electroencephalography.

  • 2005 - 2007

    MSc. in Computer Science, Delft University of Technology, Imperial College london.
    Supervisor: Dr. M. Pantic
    Thesis: Using appearance-based features in the recognition of facial actions and their temporal dynamics. (grade: 8/10)

  • 2001 - 2005

    BSc. in Computer Science, Delft University of Technology.
    Supervisor:Dr. I. Patras
    Thesis: Aibo Messenger (grade: 9/10)

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2008

    Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE international conference on Face and Gesture Recognition

  • 2008 - 2011

    Queen Mary University Scholarship, Queen Mary University of London

  • 2006 - 2007

    International University Fund for Promoting Partnerships Scholarship, Delft University of Technology.
    Scholarship of the EEMCS faculty, Delft University of Technology.


  • Programming

    Python, C++, Matlab, Java, BASH, (X)HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, Git, Redmine, PHP.

  • Authoring

    Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Gimp, Inkscape, LaTex, LibreOffice.

  • NOC tasks

    Linux shell scripting, Ansible, Chef, Fabric, Vagrant, Virtualbox, AWS, Ganglia, Sentry, Supervisor, Upstart

  • Libraries

    Scikit-learn, OpenCV, Scipy, Numpy, Django, Celery, Postgres, Riak, Rabbitmq, Redis, Jquery, Twitter bootstrap, Tesseract, OpenGL, PyGTK.

  • Languages

    Fluent in English, Dutch, moderately skilled in French, German.

Other Interests

Attending concerts, Movies, reading, cycling, electronics, geeky projects.