Prof. dr. Ulrike Felt - She has a broad interest in science and society. She played a big role in international research projects, for example being president of European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST, 2017-2021).
Furthermore, she has been a visiting professor at numerous universities among them: ETH Zürich and STS group at Harvard University.

In 1983 she obtained her PhD in theoretical physics from the university of Vienna. She went to work as a member of the interdisciplinary research team at CERN that analysed the societal, political and scientific aspect of this huge European collaboration. In 1988 Ulrike Felt returned to Vienna, to the Helga Nowotny Institute of Philosophy of Science and Science Research. About ten years later she received her habilitation in Sociology of Science.

Prof. dr. Felt is very involved in societal discussion about the role of science and technology in the contemporary world. On top of that, she is active in the field of European and Austrian policy advice.

Prof. dr. Ulrike Felt will be a speaker for both tracks.

Prof. dr. Henkjan Honing - He is a pioneer in the field of music cognition, an interdisciplinary field of study that looks into the role of perception, emotion, memory and expectation when listening to music. Honing is especially interested in what musicality is and can be; both in humans and animals.

After obtaining his PhD from the City University in London, he started specialising in computational modelling music cognition. He was granted a Distinguished NIAS Lorentz fellowship for his work. In 2014 he became full professor at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation in Amsterdam. Moreover, he was elected to be a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Beside lots of scientific publications, he has also published several books for the general public. In “Aap slaat maat. Op zoek naar de oorsprong van muzikaliteit bij mens en dier.” he points out surprising insights in the musicality of animals.

Prof. dr. Henkjan Honing will be a speaker of the mathematics and computer science track.

Dr. Frits Veerman - He is an expert in the field of dynamical systems and as lecturer of several mathematics courses, like an undergraduate course on multivariable calculus and the graduate course “Introduction to Dynamical Systems”, he is a familiar face for mathematics students at Leiden University.

After his PhD in Leiden he worked as a postdoc at the renowned Centre of Mathematical Biology in Oxford. After postdoctoral research in Edinburgh and being a Humboldt Research Fellow in Heidelberg he returned to Leiden, where he is currently an assistant professor.

At the moment he is mainly occupied with research in mathematical biology, an exciting interface of applied analysis and theoretical biology. With his expertise he is a suitable speaker for this event and a great addition to the other ones that we will announce in the coming weeks.

Dr. Frits Veerman will be a speaker of the Mathematics and Computer Science track.

ING -Model Development represented by Carla Giannina Inzerilli Model Validation represented by Anita Kohut COO Risk / assets & liquidity management represented by Tamas Gercsak and/or Benjamin Ma

Over the last couple of decades financial institutions have seen quite some changes, from new regulations to global and internal crises ING has been through it all.
Together with around 60,000 employees worldwide we have served more than 38 million clients in 40 countries globally. In order to keep providing the best services and products to our clients we are constantly innovating our systems, models, and processes. Subsequently, we are leaders in innovation and digitalisation.
Not only do we want to be leaders in innovation and digitalisation we also need to keep improving our systems each day. Due to the unpredictable world environmental regulations keep on changing and ING needs to stay compliant. Therefore systems need to be redesigned or completely developed from scratch. Although Financial Risk Management has seen many changes throughout the years, the financial institutions are not out of the heat.
So how do we stay ahead and more importantly, how do we make sure that we are compliant? Three teams, model development, model validation, and COO Risk will deep dive into these topics.

Prof. dr. Fons Verbeek - Dr. Verbeek is a professor of Computational Bio-imaging at Leiden University. His research is focussed on image analysis.

After a PhD in applied physics he worked at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht that focuses on developmental biology and stem cells. Since 2003 Fons Verbeek has worked at the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS). In the meanwhile he has been a visiting professor of Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz (a biomedical institute that does research and produces vaccines).

In his research machine learning and artificial intelligence are of great importance. Moreover, in his research projects the subject of Human Computer Interaction is often addressed.

Prof. dr. Fons Verbeek will be a speaker in the Mathematics and Computer Science track.

Dr. James Grime - He is broadly known for his appearances in the most famous maths Youtube channel, Numberphile.
Dr. Grime is a mathematician with a great passion for maths communication and promotion of mathematics. Therefore he spends most of his time touring the world to give talks or on Youtube reaching millions of people.

James studied mathematics at Lancaster university. After obtaining his PhD from York university, he worked in research in combinatorics and group theory. Then he joined the Millennium Mathematics Project from the University of Cambridge and he ran The Enigma Project on their behalf to bring mathematics to life.

Besides his very successful Numberphile videos with which he reaches millions of people, James also reaches 12,000 people of all ages in the numerous talks he gives.

If you want to know more about James Grime: check out his Youtube channel "singingbanana"; his Numberphile videos; or just google him and enjoy all the other talks that are available.

Dr. James Grime will be a speaker for both tracks.


This beautiful symposium would not be possible without the financial support of the following organisations