In my current position as a researcher at the CWTS I am focusing on complex networks of science. Previously, I held a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), working on complex networks of elites within the context of regime shifts. I was also associated to the e-Humanities group at the Meertens institute. Both institutes are part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
I obtained my Ph.D. at the Université catholique de Louvain at the group of Large Graphs and Networks in the department of mathematical engineering under the supervision of Paul Van Dooren and Yurii Nesterov in 2013. In 2008 I obtained my master degree in sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
In general, I am interested in complex networks, social influence (as in opinion dynamics and the like), and conflict, topics where hopefully math can meet the social sciences. I have been working on a number of different projects, foremost concerning community detection and negative links.