About me

I am a PhD student at the University of Leiden since March 2018. I am part of Text Mining & Retrieval Leiden and of Data Science Research Programme – a collaboration of students from different faculties all working on data science. On a normal day, you can find me writing, scrubbing data, programming or thinking of creative solutions for my programming problems. My work mainly revolves around language: how can we make the computer ‘understand’ language so that we can extract knowledge? Although I initially studied Neuroscience, this project fits me perfectly. It allows me to combine my interest in data science with my wish to do research that can improve healthcare.

For my code: https://github.com/AnneDirkson

TMRL group: http://tmr.liacs.nl/

Data Science Research Programme: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/data-science-research-programme


2014-2016 MSc Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,

2011-2014 BA Psychology and Neuroscience, University College Maastricht

For the rest of my CV, see LinkedIn: