The decision to continue my studies in Maastricht was obvious because I love both the city and the university. Additionally, I have a strong affinity for Maastricht University's project-based learning approach.
I love living in Maastricht. The people are warm and friendly. As a member of one of the student associations, I truly enjoy the city's student life. In my spare time, I sail with the sailing association, climb, and read about new developments in data science and artificial intelligence.
For a lot of us, internship and thesis are a springboard to getting a job post-graduation. I was also attracted by the Project Centered Learning approach for a similar reason to that of the internship and thesis: I learn a lot through practice, and the more hands-on experience, the better!
The Department of Advanced Computing Sciences of Maastricht University has been doing research since 1987; surely 35 years ago not many people knew what Artificial Intelligence was. The experience of this department is why I came to study my bachelor’s in the first place.
I see myself working in research, using my cultural background to integrate teams working all around the globe. Investigating state-of-the-art techniques and methods to help solve problems that we might not even know exist yet.
We do lots of brain storming, write some code or set up some math. We get regular advice from the project supervisor. Sometimes the advice is very helpful. Other times it is not helpful.
A very nice place in my faculty is the Swarmlab, where you get access to equipment you don’t usually have