Find a summary of my academic CV below, and my full CV in pdf here.
In April 2019 I defended my PhD thesis titled 'Co-evolution of language and mindreading: A computational exploration'. My PhD was supervised by Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith and Chris Cummins at the Centre for Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh. Find a pdf of my doctoral thesis here.
In August 2014 I graduated cum laude from the MSc.Res. programme Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Cognitive Science track) at the University of Amsterdam. During my MSc I carried out the two research projects and wrote the literature thesis listed below:
Stats & Nets versus Rules & Symbols: Re-opening the Debate on Learning Mechanisms for Artificial Grammar Learning -- 1st year research project on learning 'algebraic rules' in neural networks, under supervision of Jelle Zuidema
Modelling the Role of Theory of Mind in Language Acquisition -- 2nd year research project on incorporating perspective-taking in models of word learning in Bayesian agents, under supervision of Simon Kirby and Kenny Smith
On the Role of Intentionality in Explaining the Information Sharing Gap Between Nonhuman and Human Great Apes -- 2nd year literature thesis under supervision of Bridget Waller
In August 2012 I simultaneously graduated from a BSc in Psychobiology and a BA in Dutch Language and Culture (Linguistics Track) at the University of Amsterdam. My dissertation projects for those two programmes (respectively) are listed below:
The relationship between phonology and morphosyntax in sentence processing: An ERP study into Dutch past tense allomorphs -- Research project for BSc in Psychobiology, supervised by Judith Rispens
On the Semantic Motivation and Disappearance of Embedded V2 in Dutch Dialects -- Research project for BA in Dutch Language and Culture, supervised by Hedde Zeijlstra.