Academic and Profesional
Eye Movement Studies
My academic work focused on eye movements and the human visual system. My PhD thesis focused on eye movements in visual search and subsequent postdoc on more specific aspects of the various stages of processing that lead up to the initiation of an eye movement.
Aside from becoming an expert on eye movement behaviour it has allowed me to expand my inferential statistics and image processing skills as well as to build up knowledge on neuroscience.
Working in academia meant concurrently managing multiple projects from beginning to end. Drafting notes and organising tasks was inherent to many stages of each project. However, I never found to right tool to allow me to keep things organised and smoothly switch between projects. Moving from a paper notebook to a tablet app added surprisingly little to solve this issue. This inspired me to create NomiNote. The focus is not just on creating content, but also on keeping things organised and using this organisation to aid project management.
At Utrecht University I studied computer science with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence. An interest in machine learning led me to build a neural network stock rate predictor for my third year (bachelor) thesis. For my master thesis I focused on computer vision and built an object recognition that overlaps with the currently popular convolutional neural networks and deep learning techniques.