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My name is Floris den Hengst and I am a PostDoc working on reinforcement learning for patient-centric decision-making in the Hybrid Intelligence centre with Annette ten Teije at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Herke van Hoof at the University of Amsterdam.

I am interested in adaptivity v.s. control in learning systems, sequential decision-making problems, goal and constraint specification and uncertainty quantification. My research touches on practical and fundamental aspects of explainability and safety of AI.

I performed my PhD research in the Quantitative Data Analytics and Learning & Reasoning groups of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and ING’s AI for FinTech Research and have hands-on experience as a software engineer and data scientist.


PostDoc, Vrije Universiteit, current

PhD student, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and ING, 2017-2023

Software Engineer, Crunchr, 2014 - 2017

Msc. Artificial Intelligence, Cum Laude, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2013 - 2016

Web Developer, Zilt&Co, 2009 - 2014

Various teaching- and research assistant positions, 2009 - 2014

Bsc. Artificial Intelligence, GPA 7.9 / 10, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2008 - 2013
Officially titled `Lifestyle Informatics’ at the time