About me

Photograph of Birna van Riemsdijk

I am Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk, associate professor Intimate Computing in the Interactive Intelligence section at TU Delft. I am also guest researcher in the Human-Media Interaction group at University of Twente.

My motto is Lead with the heart. As I wrote in my acceptance speech for the Dutch Prize for Research in ICT 2014: “for me, this means that it always has to start with a sparkle, and the rest will follow”. On these pages you can read about those sparkles and where following them has brought me. You can read about my career, my values, and my inspiration.

A (very short) CV of Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk

  • 1997-2002: BSc/MSc (Medical) Computer Science at Utrecht University
  • 2002-2006: PhD at Utrecht University (Intelligent Systems group)
  • 2006-2008: Postdoc at LMU Munich (Programming & Software Engineering group)
  • 2008-2018: Assistant professor at TU Delft (Interactive Intelligence group)
  • 2018-now: Associate professor at TU Delft (idem)
  • 2017-now: guest researcher University of Twente (Human-Media Interaction group)