Netherlands

We are a group of data science enthusiasts from all over the Netherlands, who are in the process of developing CorrelAidxNL, an organisation that has the goal of connecting data scientists with organisations and foundations that advance the Social Good. These data scientists could either be students in a quantitative field that want to apply their skills on real world problems, or professionals who want to do something meaningful outside of their day job. All this happens on a volunteer basis.

CorrelAid X Netherlands is inspired by, and in contact with, CorrelAid which was originally founded in Germany.

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The Team

Joel

Joel

CorrelAidX Nederland

Joel graduated from his master program in political science at University of Gothenburg in summer 2018. Currently, he lives in Utrecht and started with several other passionate data scientists a local CorrelAid chapter in the Netherlands. We are curious if we can transfer the concept of "data for good" on another cultural context and are excited for the first local beyond Germany.

Yiran

Yiran

CorrelAidX Nederland

Yiran is currently a research master student in organization at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She’s passionate about helping others realize the power of data scienceand applying it to create more social value.

Lisa

Lisa

CorrelAidX Nederland

Lisa is finishing her masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Radboud University Nijmegen. She likes organizing events, making todo lists and has a passion for data science. CorrelAid is the perfect project to combine all of these things in a fun yet fulfilling way.

Andrew

Andrew

CorrelAidX Nederland

During his masters in Neuroscience, Andrew started up an NGO and tried to build an orphanage in Kenya. Two years in, he failed and vowed to build up his skillset and network to try to do good again once he had more experience. He has since then worked as a data scientist at Capgemini and United Wardrobe, specializing in NLP, Search, and Recommendation Systems. After seeing how much more impact we can have with data, he’s switched from building orphanages to building models for good.

Lena

Lena

CorrelAidX Nederland

Lena is currently doing her master studies in migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism at Utrecht University. During her bachelor in sociology and political science she specialised on quantitative research and data analysis. With CorrelAid she is excited to use and expand her skills in “data for good” projects.

Fabian

Fabian

CorrelAidX Nederland

Fabian received his Masters degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and is currently doing his PhD at Department of Psychological Methods at the University of Amsterdam. He works on topics related to Bayesian inference and testing, causal inference, and time-series analysis. Besides academic things, he is excited about initiatives that use data for the social good. You can find him on Twitter​ ​ @fdabl​ and at ​ https://fdabl.github.io/​ .

Florian

Florian

CorrelAidX Nederland

After a bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience, Florian’s interest shifted to organizational psychology in which he completed a research master. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field at the University of Amsterdam, where he also teaches statistics. He loves statistics, data visualization, and working with passionate teammates and is excited to combine all this at CorrelAid. You can find him on twitter @florianwanders​ and at ​ florianwanders.github.io​ .

Kai

Kai

CorrelAidX Nederland

Eager to gain a better understanding of the human mind, Kai is about to finish his master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience. In combining these fields, he seeks to get insights into fundamental cognitive mechanisms that can help develop new medical treatments and improve existing machine learning algorithms. He is fascinated by the idea of effective altruism and dedicated to use his acquired skill set to help others to “do good better”.