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Action Leader in the Global Security & Crisis Management Unit of the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.
I originally studied Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands. My first job was as a programmer at the ECN in the Netherlands (Dutch Energy Research). In 1985 I moved to the UK and started working as a programmer for the Commission and that was the start of my career in the Commission. In 1994, I was called for an interview in Ispra and I was offered a job. For the first 5 years, I worked in the area of Crop Growth Monitoring (and simulation), and in 2000 I changed to the group I am currently working in. The current project, in which I have been involved since the very beginning, is the first pure IT project in my career (Information processing).
META Prize and META Seal of Recognition Award Ceremony
as author at META-FORUM 2012 - A Strategy for Multilingual Europe, Brussels,
Europe Media Monitor (EMM) System
as author at Workshop on Applications of Pattern Analysis (WAPA), Cumberland Lodge 2010,