After graduating with an MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from the UT in 2006, Pim did a PhD in the Algorithms & Complexity group at Durham University (England) followed by a 4-year postdoc in the Algorithms Research group at the University of Bergen (Norway). His research focused on algorithmic graph theory and parameterized complexity. During his time as an MSc and PhD student, Pim was involved in outreach activities and taught in secondary schools both in the Netherlands and England. In 2014, Pim took up a lecturer position at Hogeschool Rotterdam. He then joined ORTEC in 2017, where he worked as an Operations Research Engineer in the team responsible for the development of ORTEC’s vehicle routing software. As of September 2020, Pim is a lecturer at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the UT.
As PR/communication advisor for 4TU.AMI (0.1 fte), Pim will contribute to increasing the visibility of 4TU.AMI and its activities both internally (especially among relatively new 4TU academics) and externally (in particular among secondary schools and companies). He plans to get involved in existing initiatives, come up with new ways to bring 4TU academics closer to 4TU.AMI and each other, and team up with companies to show the impact of applied mathematics on our society. Researchers within the 4TU.AMI community are invited to contact Pim for advice with regard to setting up and announcing outreach activities.