Tom Heskes

Professor in Artificial Intelligence
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)


Postal address:
Postbus 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Visiting address:
Mercator I
Toernooiveld 212
6525 EC  Nijmegen
room 2.06b





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My research is on data science and artificial intelligence, in particular (Bayesian) machine learning. In a nutshell, we use probability calculus and statistics to design and understand computing 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 iCIS, the computer science institute within the Netherlands with the highest quality and viability (according to this official report, the successor of this one, in which iCIS also came out on top).


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. I am currently director of education for computing science and information sciences.

Future bachelor students: check out our website to see why you should study computing science or artificial intelligence in Nijmegen.

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




Radboud AI




I (co-)initiated the Radboud Data Science Centre and Radboud AI and co-founded the spin-off Machine2Learn. 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.