Curriculum Vitae

 
 

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education


University of Amsterdam.

Ph.D. Candidate. 2009 - 2012. (expected)

Ph.D. candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, under the supervision of Dr. Bart de Boer within the NWO project “Modeling the evolution of Speech’’ and Prof. Simon Kirby at the Language Evolution and Computation research unit of the University of Edinburgh.


Post M.Sc. education.

Courses on Evolution of Speech, popular writing, academic communication, career planning and thesis coaching.

Sept 2009: Summer School on Embodied Language Games and Construction Grammar.

June 2009 and Jan 2011: LOT (National Graduate School of Linguistics) summer and winter schools.


University of Groningen.

M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence. 2006 - 2008

Graduated Cum Laude.


University of Groningen.

B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence. 2003 - 2007

Graduated With Honors.


University of Groningen.

Propaedeutic year in Artificial Intelligence. 2003 - 2004

First year of the B.Sc. program. Finished all courses within this year.


Zuyderzee College high school.

VWO (Atheneum). 1997 - 2003



Summary of employment


Ph.D. Candidate. Jan 2009 - Oct 2012 (expected)

Working towards a Ph.D. degree, employed as part of the research staff at the University of Amsterdam.


Research Assistant. Oct 2007 - Jan 2008

University of Groningen, Department of linguistics.


Student assistant. Dec 2005 - Feb 2006

Design of a mini course about language in ‘Brainbox’.

University of Groningen, Artificial Intelligence.


Student assistant AI Promo team. Nov 2005 - May 2006

University of Groningen, Artificial Intelligence.



Awards and grants


Hurford Prize. - 2012

Best student oral presentation at the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language in Kyoto.


Evolang Student Travel Support. - 2012

Support for traveling to the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language in Kyoto.


CogSci Student Travel Award. - 2011

Sponsored by the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation for traveling to the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Boston.


Best Poster Award. - 2009

International Summer School on Embodied Language Games and Construction Grammar, organized by the Evolutionary Linguistics Association.


GUF grant for excellent students. - 2008

Financial support for visiting the United States to do M.Sc. thesis research. Provided by GUF (University of Groningen fund) to a select group of excellent students.


Marco Polo fund. - 2008

Financial support provided by the University of Groningen for visiting the United States to do M.Sc. thesis research.



Extracurricular activities


Interviewer for ‘Glimpses into ACLC research’.

Writing interviews with researchers for the annual reports of 2010 and 2011 of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication.


Member of selection committee. 2009

Selecting candidates for three Ph.D. positions at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication.


Organizing committee of the NAP-dag. 2009

A conference at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication where beginning Ph.D. students present their work and ideas.


Autonomous blimp project. 2007 - 2008

Extracurricular research project to explore the possibilities of an autonomous robotic blimp. The project was financially supported by the University of Groningen and the result was rewarded with 10 EC. It also appeared on regional television and at the CeBIT, a huge IT fair in Hannover.


Editor in chief ‘De Connectie’. 2007 - 2008

Dutch AI magazine


Editor ‘De Connectie’. 2005 - 2006   

Dutch AI magazine


Almanac Committee. 2006   

Student association ‘Cover’.


Lay-out design. 2003 - 2005   

High school yearbook committee.

‘Brainstorm’ committee at student association ‘Cover’.


Bartender. Vera, Groningen. 2004 - 2005   

International pop underground venue.



Finished Research projects


M.Sc. project. Affective computing. Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

‘Multimodal affective human-machine interaction’

Florida International University, Miami.


B.Sc. project. Multi-agent simulation. Feb 2006 – July 2006

‘Co-evolution and speciation’

Agent based modeling of sympatric speciation.

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Contact:

University of Amsterdam

Spuistraat 210, room 309

1012 VT Amsterdam

+31 20 525 4996

t.verhoef (at) uva (dot) nl


Links

University of Amsterdam

ACLC

  1. LEC

  2. CRL


Research interests:

Artificial Intelligence, Language Evolution, Multi-agent systems, Cultural Evolution, Robotics, Machine Learning, Human-Robot Interaction, Cognitive Science