CrowdTruth Team

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Lora Aroyo

Principal Investigator, VU University Amsterdam
Full Professor in Human-Computer Interaction. She is head of the User-centric Data Science group. She is active in the research fields of crowdsourcing, data quality assessment and hybrid human-AI systems for understanding text, image, video. She is a prominent member of the Semantic Web community and a recognised leader in human computer interaction techniques in digital humanities, cultural heritage, interactive TV.

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Chris Welty

Principal Investigator, Google Research New York, USA
Senior Research Scientist at Google in New York, and an Endowed Professor of Cognitive Systems at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. His main area of
interest is the interaction between structured knowledge (e.g. freebase), unstructured knowledge (e.g. natural language text), and human knowledge. His latest work focuses on understanding the continuous nature of truth in the presence of a diversity of perspectives. He works with the Google maps team to better understand user contributions that often disagree. He was a member of the technical leadership team for IBM’s Watson.

 

Zoltan Szlavik

Zoltan Szlavik

IBM Benelux Center for Advanced Studies, NL
Lead of the IBM Benelux Center for Advanced Studies (CAS). His research is focused on various aspects of crowdsourcing and Cognitive Computing.
His background is in Data Science (IBM, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Information Retrieval (Queen Mary University of London).

 

Oana Inel

Oana Inel

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PhD student in UserCentric Data Science group focusing on detecting and representing events semantics for organising knowledge on the Web, e.g. text, images, videos in domains such as news, history, politics.

 

Anca Dumitrache

Anca Dumitrache

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PhD student in User-Centric Data Science group focusing on capturing and interpreting inter-annotator disagreement in medical text annotation for improving the quality of ground truth in NLP tasks.

 

Benjamin Timmermans

Benjamin Timmermans

IBM Benelux Center for Advanced Studies, NL
Researcher at IBM Benelux Center for Advanced Studies. His research involves crowdsourcing of ground truth for training and evaluation of cognitive computing systems focusing on the interpretation of images, sounds and videos.

 

Former members

Robert-Jan Sips

Robert-Jan Sips

myTomorrows

 

Merel van Empel

Merel van Empel

Msc. Student
Vrije Universiteit

Joran de Waaij

Joran de Waaij

Master Student
Vrije Universiteit
 

Christiaan Meijer

Christiaan Meijer

Engineer
eScience Center
 

Eva Mityok

Eva Mityok

IBM Netherlands
 

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Master Student
Vrije Universiteit
 

Robert Iepsma

Robert Iepsma

Master Student
University of Amsterdam
 

Maurits van Bellen

Maurits van Bellen

Master Student
University of Amsterdam
 

Carlos Martinez Ortiz

Carlos Martinez Ortiz

Engineer
eScience Center

 

Manfred Overmeen

Manfred Overmeen

Engineer
BM Netherlands
 

Harriëtte Smook

Harriëtte Smook

Researcher
IBM Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit

 

Lukasz Romaszko

Lukasz Romaszko

Researcher
IBM Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit

Khalid Khamkham

Khalid Khamkham

Msc. Student
IBM Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit

Tatiana Cristea

Tatiana Cristea

Msc. Student
IBM Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit

Rens van Honschooten

Rens van Honschooten

Msc. Student
IBM Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit

Susanna van de Ven

Susanna van de Ven

Msc. Student
Vrije Universiteit

Wenjie Zhong

Wenjie Zhong

Master Student
Vrije Universiteit

Arne Rutjes

Arne Rutjes

Engineer
IBM Services Center Benelux

Jelle van der Ploeg

Jelle van der Ploeg

Engineer
IBM Services Center Benelux

Hui Lin

Hui Lin

BSc. Student
Vrije Universiteit

Guillermo Soberon

Guillermo Soberon

MSc. Student
Vrije Universiteit