Departmental Council Mathematics & Computer Science

Welcome to the website of the Department Council of the department of Mathematics and Computer Science! Elections are coming up, so don't forget to vote! The elections are done digitally and take place at December 6 and 7, 2016. For more information visit
Please note that the act of voting itself is very important. By casting your vote you show that you care about the future of our department, so please make sure that you pick a candidate and cast your vote!

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Eligible students for 2017

Each year it is possible for students to vote and being elected. For staff this is every two years. Because the staff members were elected last year, it is not possible to vote for the staff members this year. Click here to see the current members

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 M.W.C. (Marcin) van de Ven, Bachelor Software Science

Last year was a busy year for the department council. We helped to set up the Data Science program and faced an unexpected growth in the number of students. I want to continue with helping in managing this growth by ensuring the same quality of education and research. This means to keep the focus on personal contact with staff and no evening lectures. It will result in more oppertunities for students to develop themselves. The department should encourage and support students in their personal development. By continuing in the department council I will help managing the growth with a focus on personal development for students and staff.
4 J.W. (Jorrick) Sleijster, Bachelor Software Science

Last year after being busy with my board year at Fellenoord, I got the chance to be present in the faculty council for two months. I am very happy that I got the chance to make your opinions regarding the faculty count and I would love to continue with another year.
5 E.C. (Eva) Lassche, Master Industrial & Applied Mathematics

My name is Eva Lassche and I am part of the board of GEWIS and first years master student for Mathematics. For the third year in line I am on the list for the department council because I hope to learn about the department and the way things are done at those levels.
6 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.
7 N.J. (Nicky) van den, Bachelor Applied Mathematics

I think it is important for students to have a voice in the departmental council. It is important some students stand up and act in behalf of all students. Being a member of the education-committee is a part of that, but I think students should not only have something to say in educational matters. That is why I would like to be elected for the department council.
8 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.
9 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.

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Current council members (2016)

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 Jorrick Sleijster, Bachelor Software Science

Because of circumstances Jorrick has taken over the position of Tim Meeles in the department council for the last two months (November & December) of 2016.
2 Bor de Kock, Master Information Security Technology

I am a former member of the departmental council, as I was in it in 2013 and 2014; apart from that I was in the university council and on the GEWIS board. Our department is changing constantly: we now have a new dean, and several new programs are coming up, especially concerning data science. As a master's student I want to make sure that those new programs are of the same quality we're used to, and that we do not forget the students following the current programs either.
3 Rik Schepens, Master Industrial & Applied Mathematics

With my experiences in the education-committee, the bar-committee and the organisation of the LIMO, my vision of the student-life is clear. Learn, enjoy and excel! That is what I will stand for in the faculty council.
4 Emma van de Vreugde, Bachelor Software Science

I think it is important that students have participation in an organization as the department council. Now in my fourth year of studying Software Science, being in the board of GEWIS, and after being in the council for one year now, 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.
5 Marcin van de Ven, Bachelor Software Science

For students it's also important to improve the education at the university. By participating in the faculty council I want to improve the way we are studying here. I love investigating in the way organizations work and provide feedback on that to improve things. This means that I'm not afraid of giving criticism and asking questions. I would love to join the faculty council to improve education.