Dirk w. j. Meijer




Scientific programmer with a background in computer science research. Expert in Python 3, proficient in many other languages used in scientific computing. Strong analytical abilities, enjoys tackling non-trivial problems. Will think with researchers, going the extra mile to ensure an optimal solution is found.


2023 Computer Science PhD
Leiden University

Thesis: Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Urban Drainage Inspections

2016 Computer Science MSc

Media & Knowledge Engineering track

Delft University of Technology

Thesis: Regularizing AdaBoost to prevent overfitting on label noise

2014 Applied Physics BSc
Delft University of Technology

Thesis: Evaluation of Fundus Photo Registration Quality for Progression Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

Selected Publications

Work Experience

2023 -


Scientific programmer at Human Centered Data Analytics, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam
  • Helping researchers set up experiments
  • Technical troubleshooting (python, git, linux)
  • Server maintenance
2022 - 2023

Postdoctoral researcher at Human Centered Data Analytics, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam
  • Researching fake news detection techniques with supervised learning from crowdsourced data
2016 - 2021 PhD Candidate at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University
  • Researching sewer inspection automation with computer vision and convolutional neural networks
  • Supervising student projects
  • Server maintenance
2014 - 2016 Functional Analyst/Data Specialist at Nuffic, The Hague
  • Assisting end-users with specialized and common software
  • Automating report generation from multiple sources with Power BI and Tableau
2013 - 2014 Help Desk Staff at Beekenkamp, Maasdijk
2011 - 2011 Preparational IT work at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Enviroment, The Hague
2010 - 2010 Help Desk Staff at CBR, Rijswijk
2007 - 2009 Audiovisual Technician at Enigma Enterprise, Zoetermeer


Programming Languages

  • Python
  • R
  • SQL
  • C
  • Javascript
  • LaTeX


  • English (Fluent)
  • Dutch (Native)

Software Tools

  • GNU Core Utilities
  • git
  • OpenCV
  • Tensorflow
  • Torch
  • sklearn
  • spacy
  • Microsoft Office
  • D3.js
  • Tableau