Tom Heskes


Professor in Artificial Intelligence
Head of Machine Learning Group, Data Science
Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS)
Faculty of Science

Radboud University Nijmegen


Phone numbers:
+31 (0)24 3652696 (work)
+31 (0)24 3652727 (secretary)
+31 (0)24 3554074 (home)
+31 (0)24 3652728 (fax)


Postal address:
Postbus 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Visiting address:
Mercator I
Toernooiveld 216
6525 EC  Nijmegen
room 2.06b





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My research is on artificial intelligence, in particular (Bayesian) machine learning. In a nutshell, we use probability calculus and statistics to design and understand "intelligent" systems that can learn from data. See my publications for recent and older results. In 2006, I received a prestigious Vici grant and in 2014 a TOP grant, both from NWO. Besides that, I am involved in several projects that concern applications in, among others, neuroimaging and bioinformatics.

My research group is part of the section Intelligent Systems of iCIS, the best computer science institute within the Netherlands (according to this official report).


Thesis projects


I teach several courses in computer science and artificial intelligence. People from our group put together several suggestions for Master and Bachelor thesis projects that students can do under our guidance.

Aankomende studenten: kijk op onze website om te zien waarom je in Nijmegen informatica of kunstmatige intelligentie moet komen studeren.

Check out our new Data Science track in the Computing Science master!








I am a principal investigator (PI) at and research director of iCIS and an affiliated PI at the Donders Centre for Neuroscience. If you really have to, you can check out my (short, not really up-to-date) cv. On October 9, 2009, I held my inaugural speech.

On the personal side, I am the proud father of two kids.