Dirk w. j. Meijer




Computer Science researcher, specializing in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Solution-focused, pragmatic and able to think outside the box without losing sight of the problem at hand. Naturally skilled at puzzle solving and abstract thinking, allowing a structured approach to problems and quickly incorporating new information in the process. Enjoys researching new topics and does not require much supervision or instruction.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Audio Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Visualization

Supervised Projects

  • Mark Rasenberg, MSc thesis ICT In Business and the Public Sector, 2019.
  • Roy van Hal, BSc thesis Computer Science, 2017.
  • Mitchell Kesteloo, BSc thesis Computer Science, 2017.


Expected 2021 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



2016 -


PhD Candidate at Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University
2014 - 2016 Functional Analyst/Data Specialist at Nuffic, The Hague
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
  • Haskell
  • Ruby
  • Lua
  • Java
  • Javascript

Operating Systems

  • Linux (2.6 and newer)
  • Windows (XP and newer)
  • Apple OS X

Natural Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Dutch (Fluent)

Software Tools

  • LaTeX
  • GNU Core Utilities
  • OpenCV
  • Tensorflow
  • sklearn
  • git
  • Microsoft Office
  • Blender
  • D3.js
  • Tableau
  • Gimp