Dutch Interactive Awards (2x) for BNR SMART Radio!

Yesterday BNR SMART Radio won two Dutch Interactive Awards (DIA 2019) Awards! We were nominated together with Elastique, the folks who designed the UX/interface of our BNR SMART Radio app which you can download here (or in your app stores, both Android/iOS)! 🥇 Content We won Gold in the category “Content”. Why, you may ask? … Continue reading “Dutch Interactive Awards (2x) for BNR SMART Radio!”

BNR SMART Radio wins the Marconi Online Award!

Really happy and proud of our amazing AI team for winning the (first) Marconi Online Award at the Gouden RadioRing Gala, for BNR SMART Radio! SMART Radio is the first product that comes out of our FD Mediagroup AI team! SMART Radio is released in beta for iOS (anytime) and Android, give it a try … Continue reading “BNR SMART Radio wins the Marconi Online Award!”

Improving automated segmentation of radio shows with audio embeddings published @ IEEE ICASSP2020

Oberon Berlage’s MSc. thesis: “Improving automated segmentation of radio shows with audio embeddings” which he wrote under my supervision during his internship at FD Mediagroep was awarded a 9/10, under condition that the work was publishable. Turns out it was, as it was recently accepted at IEEE ICASSP2020 (the 45th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, … Continue reading “Improving automated segmentation of radio shows with audio embeddings published @ IEEE ICASSP2020”

“Improving automated segmentation of radio shows with audio embeddings”

Update (28/1/2020): Oberon’s thesis was accepted and will be published at the IEEE 45th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2020), to be held May 4-8 in Barcelona, Spain! The submission is co-authored with Klaus Lux and myself. Oberon Berlage recently successfully defended his MSc. thesis (title above!) for the Data Science … Continue reading ““Improving automated segmentation of radio shows with audio embeddings””

Featured in BNR’s “Artificial Intelligence Podcast” on AI in Media Part I: Tech

In the latest AI Podcast, I am featured, talking with Li’ao Wang on our SMART Radio and SMART Journalism projects. Stream the episode below! “Media is smart, but needs to get smarter. That’s what we’re working on here at the FD Mediagroep. Come and see what we do with AI to make our creators and … Continue reading “Featured in BNR’s “Artificial Intelligence Podcast” on AI in Media Part I: Tech”

PodRecs: Workshop on Podcast Recommendations PC

I was invited to join the program committee of (the first) PodRecs: Workshop on Podcast Recommendations (to be held at RecSys’20). Since our work on BNR SMART Radio, I am really interested in the space of audio, recommender systems, and information retrieval. Curious to see the submissions! See the PodRecs call for papers, and check … Continue reading “PodRecs: Workshop on Podcast Recommendations PC”

We won the AMMA Media-innovation award for our News Personalization projects at FD Mediagroep!

After winning the Marconi award for radio innovation, yesterday we picked up the AMMA Award for Media Innovation for our news personalization efforts at FD Mediagroep (both SMART Journalism for Het FD and SMART Radio for BNR Nieuwsradio)! It’s really great to see that our current investment into AI and innovation seems to resonate with … Continue reading “We won the AMMA Media-innovation award for our News Personalization projects at FD Mediagroep!”

Press

Below are a selection of press articles about me and/or my work. For a bit more context on some of the publications below, check out my posts in the media category. Legend: 🌐 Online | 📰 Paper | 🎙 Podcast | 🎦 Video 2021 📰 December | Reflex (Quarterly magazine of ABU): Dwarsdenkers: ‘AI is … Continue reading “Press”

About

I am an AI practitioner. I lead the data science chapter at Randstad Groep Nederland, the global leader in the HR services industry. I want my AI work to be meaningful: at Randstad we have a strong focus on fairness and bias in our matching algorithms, and prior to my role at randstad I worked … Continue reading “About”