Executive Committee

Jurgen Moonen (Chair)

Jurgen PON 2Jurgen is from the Netherlands and did his master’s in molecular mechanisms of disease at the Radboud University. After studying in Oxford for a year to perform his master’s thesis, he came back to Nijmegen to do his PhD in the department of microbiology where he studies the transmission of viruses from mosquitoes to humans. In his free time he likes to read some books (mostly about psychology and philosophy), play board games with friends and train to, one day, run a halve marathon again.

E-mail: Jurgen.Moonen@radboudumc.nl

Kirsten Kapteijns (Vice-Chair)

Kirsten_Kapteijns (2)Kirsten is currently pursuing her PhD in the Center of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders at the Radboudumc Neurology department. Her research looks into the rare genetic neurodegenerative disease 'Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1', mapping the natural history and identifying biomarkers of SCA1. She focuses on the use of Magnetic Resonance methods, including volumetry, spectroscopy, diffusion, and resting state metrics.

E-mail: kirsten.kapteijns@radboudumc.nl

Siddharth Chaturvedi (Secretary)

SiddharthSiddharth is from India. He completed his bachelor's in Mechanical and master's in Control-System engineering. Then, he worked as a research engineer at the Robotics and Mechatronics Lab at the University of Twente and following that as an embedded software engineer in Eindhoven. In 2023 he began his PhD which focuses on quantifying characteristics of natural intelligence at the Artificial Cognitive Systems lab in Donders Institute. Apart from work, he likes to hike, read, play guitar, chess, and boulder.

E-mail: siddharth.chaturvedi@donders.ru.nl

Nik Vaessen (Treasurer)

DSCF8625Nik started his academic journey at Maastricht University, where he received a bachelor in Knowledge Engineering and Data Science in 2018. For his master degree he moved to Stockholm, Sweden. In 2020 he received a master degree in Computer Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology with a specialization in deep learning. In December 2020 Nik started his PhD at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) at the Faculty of Science of Radboud University. His research focuses on applying deep learning algorithms to audio data, with an emphasis on speech and speaker recognition.

E-mail: N.Vaessen@science.ru.nl