International Conference of Young Scientists 2012

Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Ir. T.P. van der Weide (chairman)

How do we represent knowledge, how do we represent it, how do we learn and how do we find it. These are typical questions that we study in the Information Foraging Lab. For this research, the Internet is a major area of interest. But I am also very much concerned with the effect of such ICT developments on society, in the context of what is called the Digital Revolution. I think that developing countries, after missing the Industrial revolution, should not miss the Digital Revolution.
Finally, teaching is a major interest of me.

Ries Kock

Ries Kock studied Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nijmegen in the sixties.
He worked as a teacher in Mathematics and Information Science between 1970 and 1990. Since 1986 he was also Curriculum Developer at the National Institute for Curriculum Development in Enschede in the area of computer science and the use of information technology in education.
He is the co-founder of the Netherlands Olympiad in Informatics in 1990 and the Chair of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1995 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Since 2011 he is retired but still involved in several projects in the area
of computer science.

Prof. Dr. E. Barendsen

Erik Barendsen studied Mathematics and Computing Science in Nijmegen. He obtained his doctorate from Radboud University in 1995 with a thesis on foundations of computing science and static analysis of functional programs. Erik Barendsen is an associate professor in the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, and part-time professor in the Graduate School of Education, both at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is involved in research on science teaching and development of computing science education in the Netherlands.