Departmental Council Mathematics & Computer Science

Welcome to the website of the Department Council of the department of Mathematics and Computer Science!

Current council members (2017)

Staff members in the Department Council:
1 Kees Huizing

2 Andrea Fuster

I am assistant professor at the Mathematical Image Analysis group within CASA. I think it's important to be aware of the current and future developments within the department, and to participate as much as possible in the decision-making process. I aim at conveying both the concerns and feedback of staff at our department. Furthermore I would like to improve communication within our department, and encourage more inter-departmental communication.
3 Fiona Sloothaak

As a PhD student and an IAM student coach, I have a great position to observe the direct impact of decisions on both the staff and the students. In the faculty council, I would like to address possible concerns or needs from the department and aim for more transparency between the decision-making level and practice. I look forward to working in a team and come up with creative solutions together in order to improve the faculty.
4 Thom Castermans

As a PhD student I am in the middle of the department, hearing wishes, complaints and compliments from many sides. My goal is to both convey this in the department board as well as communicate departmental decisions to the community. It is in my opinion important that the PhD students, forming a sizeable part of the department, are represented in the department council.
5 Harold Weffers

Student members in the Department Council:
1 R.L. (Rik) Schepens, Master Industrial & Applied Mathematics

The department is facing many challenges over the next couple of years. Most of them are caused by the increasing student intake we saw lately. If we want to stay able to provide high quality education to those students the department needs to act fast and with care. I think that I could help greatly with facing these challenges due to my experience within the department council as current chairman and outside the department council in many education related roles.
2 E.E. (Emma) van de Vreugde, Bachelor Software Science

The last two years I participated in the department council as a student member. Together with my experience as a former commissioner of education at GEWIS, I have been very much involved in our education, especially in computer science. Last year I have been involved in the exam regulations, the curriculum committee for the new computer science major and other topics as a member of the council. This year I would like to be re-elected for the department council. I am critical and I am not afraid of expressing my criticism in order to improve the department and our education.
3 L.O.J. (Laura) Kuntze, Bachelor Applied Mathematics

All students have to deal with education and I think it is therefore important that students express their opinions about it. I’ve been in several group discussions about the courses we were following and those were always helpful. Now, in my third year of the study mathematics, I want to continue improving our way of studying by helping in the department council. When students cooperate with teachers they can improve the education and create a good atmosphere at our department. I would love to help and be a part of that.
4 L. (Leroy) Visser, Bachelor

My name is Leroy Visser and currently I am the chairman of Study Association GEWIS. Due to my function I am involved in many projects regarding the TU/e and the department M&CS. Here I represent the students and our association. As a person I love to represent the students and help our department in the best way possible. Staff and students working together makes this department strong. I want to keep it that way, and look for even more projects to strengthen these bounds. For instance what can we do about the career orientation of the students in their studies? This is only one example, but there are many more and I hope to represent the students in this.
5 P.J.C.M. (Patricia) Vossen, Bachelor Applied Mathematics

As educational officer I am always busy with inventorying what the problem areas in education are and trying to improve them. This way I always know what is going on and I can let it know in the departmental council. A side from that I have a lot of contact with fellow students, so that I can make sure that your opinions are heard when they matter.