I’m Brent. 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.

Currently I work at Statistics Netherlands (CBS), as methodologist in international trade. Earlier, I worked on Arbor, a neuro-scientific simulator of networks of morphologically detailed cells suited for distributed simulation on supercomputers; 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, in the course of which I developed and validated a variance reduction technique, implemented in Gate. I’ve got a master’s degree in particle physics, and I defended a thesis on proton computed tomography. You can check out some of my publications at ORCID.

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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