Emil Rijcken

Emil Rijcken MSc

PhD candidate

  • Research profile: Natural Language Processing in Mental Health Care.
  • Research expertise: Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Topic Modeling, Text Classification, Machine Learning, Deep Learning.


Emil is a Business Analytics graduate from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, with a strong focus on natural language processing and deep learning techniques. He completed hismaster’s thesis by developing a deep learning architecture that predicted stock price movements based on newspaper articles. This project sparked his passion for working with advanced technologies to solve complex real-world problems. Currently, Emil is pursuing a Ph.D. in medical informatics collaborating with the UMCU’s psychiatry department. His research focuses on topic modeling and interpretable text classification.

Furthermore, Emil is a member of the:

  • JADS PhD board,
  • TU/e PhD council,
  • Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence board.

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