I was born and grew up in The Netherlands, in a town called Lisse, centered in the Dune and Bulb Region. I received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2007) and a MSc in Systems & Control (2010) from TU Delft. During my masters, I conducted my thesis research at UC Berkeley in the Hybrid Systems Lab, under the guidance of Professor Alessandro Abate and Professor Claire Tomlin.
Since Fall 2013, I am pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, under the guidance of Professor Claire Tomlin in the Hybrid Systems Laboratory. My main interests are in modernizing our Energy systems through developing tools and data-driven methods to do analysis and control. I also enjoy collaborating with systems biologists.
I am interested in understanding social implications of automation technologies, and how we can best prepare ourselves to anticipate these. Recently, I wrote an article on this topic to explore some relevant questions.
Within the university, I enjoy improving standards around graduate student wellness via EECS Peers and promoting community around energy research via the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC).
After graduating from Delft, from 2010-2013, I gained industry experience. First, I participated in the Nationale DenkTank, and consecutively I was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney at their Amsterdam office - working on a variety of projects for utility, healthcare and financial organizations.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, culture, music and exercise. Since I came back to Berkeley, I have enjoyed developing my vocal and jazz skills, serving as a baritone in the Cal Jazz Choir.