Jan van den Berg

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Cybersecurity Chair
Delft University of Technology & Leiden University Delft & Leiden,

Jan van den Berg started studying mathematics and physics at Delft University of Technology in 1970. In 1977, he received the diploma of Mathematical Engineer. From 1977-89, he lectured courses in mathematics, physics, and computer science in institutes of higher education in The Netherlands, and mathematics and physics at the secondary school of Nampula (Mozambique). From 1989-2006, he worked at the Econometric Institute of Erasmus University Rotterdam, lecturing courses in computer science and economics, and did research in computational intelligence, with applications in combinatorial optimisation, finance, agriculture, philosophy, bibliometrics, among others. He finalised his PhD-thesis entitled ‘Neural Relaxation Dynamics’ in 1996. From 2006 up till now, he works at Delft University of Technology, mostly on topics related to (Big) Data Analytics and Cyber Security. On July 9, 2013, he was appointed as full Professor of Cyber Security at this university. Until January 1, 2019 he also acted as Scientific Director of the Cyber Security Academy, The Hague. On May 26, 2015, Van den Berg was also appointed as full Professor Cyber Security within the Institute for Security & Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University.

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