At DPG Media (formerly known as De Persgroep) I am Head of News Data. I lead two teams with two efforts: news personalisation and news analytics
The News Personalisation Team consists of nine engineers, scientists, and interns. The team is responsible for personalisation across major Dutch an Belgian news titles (Volkskrant, AD, Trouw, Parool, HLN, De Morgen and many others) owned by DPG Media.
The News Analytics Team is a brand new team that focusses on actionable analytics to help our journalists and improve news products.
Before joining DPG Media, I was research scientist at Google AI in London and data scientist at Blendle in Utrecht. I hold a PhD from the University of Amsterdam where I studied self-learning search engines. I was intern at Microsoft Research in Cambridge UK and at Yandex in Moscow.