Willem Jan van den Heuvel

Prof. Dr. WJAM van den Heuvel

Unit Lead of the Data Engineering and Governance Unit, Lead of the LTP Safeguard Lab, and Lead of the MARIT-D project.

  • Research profile: Research aimed at innovating business networks using IT, advancing data integration platforms, organizational network governance and AI.
  • Research expertise: Big data, Data processing, Service Oriented Computing, Blockchain & Federated Data Architectures, Legacy System Modernisation, Data Forensics.


Willem-Jan is an entrepreneurial full-professor in Computer Science with a passion for high-impact and high-relevance research and education. Over the past 25+ years, he has been involved in over 200 publications, has been very active in Dutch and EU R&D projects, and was the (co-) founder of many initiatives such as the Erasmus Mundus International Master on software Service Engineering (IMSE), the EU-USA International Master in Information Management (IMMIT), the European Institute on Service Sciences (ERISS) and the JADS. Willem-Jan currently holds a visiting position at the Sapienza University (Rome), and has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley (USA), Polytechnic di Milano (IT), Trente University (IT) and the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France).

Research links

Tilburg University website

Research Projects

JADS also participates in several (international) projects, which contribute to grand societal challenges like health, food security, smart transport and secure societies. Together with companies, government, NGO’s and other knowledge institutions, JADS works on solutions by using data.

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