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

 

 

News

News

See the group website for latest news.


Publications

Projects

Group

Research

My research is on data science and artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning. In a nutshell, we use probability calculus and statistics to develop 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 other sciences (e.g., biology, health, physics, astronomy) and industry.

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






Bachelor CS

Teaching

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 from the Radboud University can do under our guidance.

I am currently director of education for computing science and information sciences. All our degree programmes are the best in the Netherlands according to “Elsevier’s beste studies 2018”.

Future bachelor students: check out our websites to see why you should study computing science or artificial intelligence in Nijmegen. For master students, the Data Science track in the Computing Science master is highly recommended, since closest to my research interests.

 

 

RDSC

Radboud AI

Machine2Learn

Kids

Other

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.