The following people make up the User Centric Data Science group

Jacco van Ossenbruggen

Jacco leads the User-centric Data Science research group. His research interests include assessment of data quality in large, heterogeneous research datasets in the digital humanities, large scale web data integration and linking in cultural heritage and other data rich domains.

Emma Beauxis-Aussalet

Emma is an assistant professor of ethical computing at VU.  With her multidisciplinary experience, she has been researching computational methods, statistics, user interfaces and data visualizations that enable transparent and controllable AI systems. Modelling and visualizing AI errors is one of her main research topics.

Cristina Bucur

I am working on the LinkFlows project, a collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, IOS Press and Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. My research interests lie in the area of semantic web and artificial intelligence.

Victor de Boer

I am associate professor (UHD) of User-Centrid Data Science in the UCDS group and senior research fellow at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. I am also co-director of the Cultural AI lab. I am interested in user-centric approaches to Knowledge Representation to tackle research challenges in Cultural Heritage, Digital Humanities and ICT for Development (ICT4D).

Tobias Kuhn

I am an assistant professor at VU University Amsterdam working on the semantic web, social systems, controlled natural languages, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and bioinformatics.

Elena Beretta

I am a post-doc researcher interested in ethics of AI.

Margherita Martorana

I am a PhD student at the VU working in the ODISSEI project on the Portal and Distributed Learning team.

Ronald Siebes

Ronald is a Post-doc researcher at the VU Amsterdam and TU Delft on various projects. I am currently spending most of my time within the Interconnect and ODISSEI projects.

Go Sugimoto

Researcher at UCDS, interested in Semantic Web and Linked Data for Cultural Heritage.

Roderick van der Weerdt

I am a PhD candidate, working on Machine Learning for IOT knowledge graphs in the Interconnect project.

Sarah Binta Alam Shoilee

I am a PhD candidate, investigating polyvocal knowledge representation for colonial cultural heritage.

Xueli Pan

 I am a PhD candidate with a special focus on data quality of knowledge graphs.

Mirthe Dankloff

PhD candidate at the Civic AI lab, focusing on bias modeling and explainable AI for non-discrimination and transparency within the public policy domain. Works in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Johan Oomen

Johan Oomen works at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision as manager of the department Research and Heritage. He is also a researcher at the “User Centric Data Science” research group at VU University.

Shuai Wang
Shuai is a scientific engineer on the project “Building a FAIR Expertise Hub for the social sciences”. He is also working closely with researchers of the ODISSEI. His main job is to provide social scientists with the FAIR Implementation Profile (FIP), a collection of decisions and plans made by a community about how to achieve FAIRness.
Sebastiaan Berendsen
PhD student

Collaboration with Deloitte

Claudia Libbi
Visiting PhD student

Collaboration VU-UTwente

Yung-Ting Tsou
Visiting PhD student

Collaboration VU-UTwente

Andrei Nesterov
Visiting researcher CWI

Andrei is a PhD-student at Human-Centered Data Analytics group and a member of the Cultural AI Lab. He investigates how to bring out multiple perspectives about digital cultural heritage objects and represent them in transparent narrative forms with semantic web technologies and machine learning.

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