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Expert Talk: Data Governance

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Date 10 Mar 2022
Time 19:30 to 21:00
Location Online or offline
Speaker Willem-Jan van den Heuvel

Expert Talk

In this Expert Talk, we will talk to Willem-Jan van den Heuvel about his scientific unit within JADS: Data Governance. What is the role of this unit across JADS? What does it contribute to education, research and impact, and in our larger business community and society?


19.30 – 19.35 Welcome by Emile Aarts
19.35 – 19.55 Introduction prof. dr. Wilem-Jan van den Heuvel about JADS Unit Data Governance
19.55 – 20.10 Part 1: Paaspop Project 2018 with alumnus Lennard Albarda
20.10 – 20.25 Part 2: Postdoc dr. Gemma Catolino about Machine Learning
20.25 – 20.40 Part 3: ASML & JADS with Ekthiar Syed and Diederick Edel
20.40 – 20.55 Part 4: EngD Alumna Parvathy Krishnan about Data Science for the social good
20.55 – 21.00 Closing by Emile

About the Expert Talks

In early 2020, JADS launched the concept of Expert Talks. Small scale, interactive, hybrid events where an expert in a certain field gives a presentation about their personal experiences and expertise on a data science related subject. He or she is then joined at the table by other experts, industry leaders or young talent for an interactive discussion, in which the audience can participate as well. More information:


Parvathy Krishnan - JADS EngD (formerly PDEng) Alumna

Parvathy Krishnan is a Data Science Consultant in the public sector working for organizations such as the World Bank and UNDP to employ data science tools and techniques to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. She is also the CTO/Lead Data Scientist of the Analytics for a Better World Institute which is a joint collaboration between the University of Amsterdam, MIT, and ORTEC. She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, a Master of Technology in Energy Management & Climate Change Technology, and an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Data Science.

Lennard Albarda – JADS Master Alumnus

Lennard is a former master student at JADS and he graduated in January 2020. During his study he was actively involved in activities besides the study program, for example the Paaspop project. This research project focused on computer vision to analyze event crowds. As you can imagine a lot of people are present at a festival and one of the main objectives is to create a safe environment. With the help of drones and Google Glasses students and researches collected data of the festival crowd to analyze suspicious behavior. During the Expert Talk he will talk about this project in more detail.

Dr. Gemma Catolino – Postdoc at JADS

Dr. Gemma Catolino is a postdoctoral researcher at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science and works in the unit of Data Engineering and Analytics. In 2020, she received the European Ph.D. Degree from the University of Salerno (Italy). Her research interests include human factors in software maintenance and evolution, empirical software engineering, source code quality, and mining software repositories. Together with other collaborators, she recently received the 4TU Diversity-Equity-Inclusion grant. In addition, she serves and has served as a program/organizing committee member of various and high-starred international conferences in software engineering.

Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel

Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel is a full professor in Distributed Enterprise Computing and acts as the scientific director of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Enginee3ring (JADE) lab, which concentrates on data-engineering and governance theories, concepts, techniques and tools. His research interests are at the cross- junction of software service systems, data engineering and AI. His expertise revolves around the following major research themes: serverless computing and FaaS, Big data pipeline and processing architectures, (micro-)service engineering (including service governance) and legacy system modernization.

Diederick Edel - Product Owner at ASML IT

Diederick is a Product Owner at ASML IT, responsible for the Data & Analytics Innovation Lab. His interest for applying (Advanced) Data Analytics was ignited after the Post-Master Data Science, taken at JADS. In his current role he finds, prioritizes and implements ML/AI use cases throughout business processes at ASML. In order to strengthen the application of ML/AI at ASML, Diederick is one of the initiators of the ASML – JADS partnership.

Ekhtiar Syed - Product Manager at ASML

Ekhtiar is a Product Manager at ASML, responsible for data productization of several ASML machines. In the past he has also worked for Signify or Philips Lighting as a Group Manager for Data Science & AI; while working as a part time Adjunct Lecturer at JADS. He currently also co-chairs the PyData Eindhoven community, and is passionate about open source software for data science and engineering. Outside of work, he likes to see the Netherlands on his bike and work on his garden (not at the same time of course).

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