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My research area lies within Artificial Intelligence with a technical focus is on technologies for describing and sharing data between multiple parties. I am interested in technologies for interoperability, knowledge representation, and architectures for data sharing including Linked Data, Blockchain technologies and the FAIR principles. I have applied these technologies in the domains of food, agriculture, logistics and supply chains, and more generally I am interested in the role ICT can play in the reduction of human impact on the environment. TNO’s ICT Unit has a major focus on data sharing and interoperability, as making data available is a prerequisite for the use of machine learning and other AI technologies. My most recent work has been in the area of applying the FAIR principles to the agrifood domain and I expect to this application area to raise a number of technical and ethical challenges as we seek to use data more effectively to manage the impact of agriculture on climate breakdown.
Most of our work concerns the acquisition of research projects. So we wrote and act as technical lead for the Techruption Blockchain project (2017-18) and its successor the Techruption project (2019-2022). Other projects:
At Maastricht, from 1 January 2020: