Brent Huisman

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neuroscience, proton therapy, treatment verification

software development, documentation, interoperability, ease-of-use, ecosystem

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I’m Brent. Big fan of the universe, our globe, its thin top layer with us humans in it: wow! Besides hiking, reading, cooking and bothering others, I’ve written some software (mostly Python, C++, some Java). Of particular interest to me are free software and free access to information.

Right now I work in the Arbor team, a neuro-scientific simulator suited for distributed simulation on supercomputers. Before this, I’ve worked as a postdoc in radiotherapy, where I used Monte Carlo tools to estimate the in-vivo dose to every patient based on logged data and I defended a doctoral thesis on the subject of prompt gammas for treatment verification in particle therapy. Here I developed and validated a variance reduction technique, which was implemented in Gate. I’ve got a master’s degree in particle physics, and within my thesis I worked on proton computed tomography.

As a member of various boards and student organisations, I’ve learned what makes a good team, and what we can accomplish united. I’ve had trainings on leadership and coaching, and have had the opportunity to apply these skills in practice. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as treasurer, as secretary of an event with the top strategy consultants of the world and co-organizing a symposium featuring a Nobel prize winner.

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Only keeping records since 2018, should’ve started much earlier!




2017 and earlier (incomplete)