Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    "Diplom" in Mathematics with minor in Computer Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany. Thesis: "Verschneidung einfach zusammenhängender planarer Unterteilungen auf Basis der QCEL Datenstruktur"

  • 1996 – 1997
    Visiting student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • 1997 – 2001
    PhD in Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2001 – 2003
    PostDoc in the "Combinatorics, Geometry and Computation" Graduate Program, Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2008
    Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • 2008 – 2012
    Associate Professor (Universitair Hoofddocent), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Since 2012
    Full Professor (Hoogleraar), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • NWO grant 639.023.208 "Algorithmic Foundations for the Analysis and Visualization of Complex Moving Objects". Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici (Vernieuwingsimpuls Vici), 2013

  • NWO grant 612.001.106 "Algorithms for Context-Aware Trajectory Analysis". Open competition (Open competitie), supports one postdoc, 2011

  • NWO grant 612.001.102 "Curves in automated map schematization". Open competition (Open competitie), supports one PhD student, 2011

  • NWO grant 639.022.707 "Drawing Geometric Networks". Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi (Vernieuwingsimpuls Vidi), 2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Lorentz Center Program Board Computer Science (Programmaraad Informatica), since 2014

  • Jury Christiaan Huygens Science Award (Christiaan Huygens Wetenschapsprijs), 2014

  • KNAW accreditation committee for research schools (ECOS: Erkenningscommissie Onderzoekscholen), since 2013

  • Member of the NWO research proposal evaluation committee (free competition, physical sciences), 2nd round 2011

  • Member of the Graph Drawing steering committee, 2010 – 2011

  • PC chair 41st International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP), track A, 2015

  • PC chair Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum, 2013

  • PC co-chair 19th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, 2011


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