Research Team

These are the great colleagues that are currently (or have been) part of my research team. Together, we strive to create the next generation of crowd-powered Web-based system, and, through them, create societal and economic impact.

The research team, July 2018.
The research team, July 2018.

Below, the list of Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and research engineers that have been part of my research team over the years.

Ph.D. Students

image-left Agathe Balayn joined the team in April 2019, working with Christoph Lofi and I on the Cognizant HyperEdgeSensing project. Her work will focus on Crowd Computing systems for automated data labeling in distributed machine learning infrastructures.

image-left Ioannis Petros Samiotis (Petros) joined the team in June 2018, working with Christoph Lofi and I on the EU H2020 Trompa project. Petros is studying how Crowd Computing techniques can facilitate the opening of classical music archives.

image-left Sihang Qiu joined the team in October 2017, with a CSC (China Scholarship Council) scholarship. Sihang is studying novel crowdsensing techniques for subjective urban data creation and analysis.

image-left Shahin Sharifi Noorian joined the team in August 2017. Shahin is studying novel inference methods for time-varying and subjective properties of real-world locations from social data.

image-left Vincent Gong joined the team in April 2016, working with Prof. Serge Hoogendoorn, Dr. Winnie Daamen and I on the ERC Allegro project. Vicent studies novel social media analysis techniques for (active mode) transportation modelling and study.

image-left Sepideh Mesbah joined the team in March 2016, working with Christoph Lofi and I on the SmartPub project. Sepideh studies novel techniques for long-tail named entity extraction from scientific documents.

image-left Jie Yang joined the team in September 2013, and graduated in November 2017 with a thesis titled Crowd Knowledge Acceleration. Jie is currently working as Applied Scientist at Amazon Research.

image-left Jasper Oosterman joined the team in 2012. The topic of Jasper’s dissertation is Crowd Knowledge Generation for artwork annotations, which is planned for completion in 2019. Jasper is currently working as Data Scientist at Blendle.

image-left Achilleas Psyllidis obtained in 2016 a Ph.D. in Urban Informatics from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment with a thesis titled Revisiting Urban Dynamics through Social Urban Data. Achilleas joined the team in 2014, working on the SocialGlass project. Achilleas is currently a Post-doctoral researcher.

Post-doctoral Researchers

image-left Andrea Mauri joined the team in April 2018, working in the context of the NWA JOIN “Big Data for Evidence-based Youth Policy” project, where he investigates to what extent social (big) data can be used to help to identify NEEts and inform policies for improving their integration with the society.

image-left Panagiotis Mavridis joined the team in March 2018, working in the context of the NWA VWDATA Capture Bias project, which aims at achieving reliable and explainable big data analysis of media related collections.

image-left Kishor Chandra Joshi joined the team in 2018. Kishor worked in the context of the EIT Digital Welcome project. The project aimed at providing city-scale crowd monitoring solutions for public administrations and retailers. Kishor is currently a Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow (MSCA-IF) at CNRS, University of Paris-Saclay.

image-left Pavel Kucherbaev joined the team in 2017. Pavel worked in the context of the EIT Digital CrowdInsights project. Pavel investigated the use of human-aided conversational agents (chatbots with humans-in-the-loop) to facilitate the interaction between urban stakeholders. Pavel is currently a Data Scientist at Booking.com.

image-left Stefano Bocconi has been part of the team between 2014 and 2015. Stefano was a driving force in the design and creation of the SocialGlass project. Stefano is currently a Software Developer at Waag Society.

Research Engineers

image-left Carlo Van Der Valk joined the team in 2017. Carlo is a research engineer at the AMS Institute and has worked on the development of SocialGlass within the Urban Data Science team. Carlo is responsible for the design and implementation of new services and features for SocialGlass and the deployment of SocialGlass as a service.

image-left Erik Boertjes joined the team in 2016 as an independent research engineer in the realm of data visualisation. Erik currently works as Data Visualization Engineer in the Urban Data Science team of the AMS institute.

image-left Ioannis Protonotarios has been part of the team between 2017 and 2019. Ioannis worked as research engineer in the Social Data Lab, contributing with his expertise in Embedded Systems and IoT engineering to the activities of the Smart Cities research domain of the Delft Data Science initiative.

image-left Manuel Valle Torre has been part of the team between 2017 and 2018. Manuel was a driving force in the design and creation of the SmartPub platform, and contributed to research and education activities.

image-left Christiaan Titos Bolivar has been part of the team between 2014 and 2015. Christiaan contributed to the development of the SocialGlass project. Christiaan is currently a Software Developer at Chainels.

MSc and BSc Students

I have supervised more than 60 BSc and MSc graduation projects.