Niki van Stein

Niki van Stein is an assistant professor in the Natural Computing Group of LIACS. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Leiden University in 2018. Niki’s research interest are in explainable AI, automated machine learning, global (Bayesian) optimization and neural architecture search. Next to her research, Niki has founded several software solution oriented companies […]

Assistant professor

Thomas Bäck

Thomas Bäck (Fellow, IEEE) received the Diploma degree in Computer Science in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1994, both from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is Professor of Computer Science with the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University, Netherlands. His research interests include evolutionary computation, machine learning, […]

Professor in Natural Computing

Heinrich Wörtche

Heinrich J. Wörtche, received his Diploma (1988) and PhD rer. nat. degree (1994) in nuclear experimental physics from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He spent 14 years in academic research with the University of Münster, Germany and the University of Groningen, The Netherlands performing R&D projects at leading research facilities including CERN (Geneva), TRIUMF […]

Professor Sensors and Smart Systems

Felipe Martins

Felipe Martins is a Lecturer-Researcher at the Institute of Engineering of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, where he works on applied research projects as a member of the Sensors and Smart Systems research group. As lecturer, Felipe teaches courses related to Robotics and Electronics for Engineering students, and he is also involved in the Master […]


Marius Ottolini

Strategy Advisor

Qi Huang

PhD student

XAIPre (with project number 19455) of the research programme Smart Industry 2020 is (partly) financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).


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