Jan Jitse Venselaar studied physics and mathematics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. After finishing his PhD in 2012 there, he worked as a researcher at Caltech in the US and at Gottingen university in Germany.
He was an engineer and architect at ASML, working on developing and deploying machine learning solutions to resolve nanoscale structures on chips using visible light. After a brief spell as senior data scientist at a startup applying machine learning to monitor the progress of disease in MS patients, he is now developing ML solutions for the manufacturing industry.
In his spare time, he likes to run and try to predict the outcome of the Eurovision Song festival using machine learning.