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Gertjan Verhoeven

Data Scientist / Policy Advisor

Dutch Healthcare Authority

Biography

I am a research scientist at the Dutch Healthcare Authority and extramural fellow at Tilburg University, working on health policy and statistical methods. I have a background in experimental physics, with a PhD in Biophysics.

Interests

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Health Policy
  • Causal Inference
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • PhD in Biophysics, 2008

    Leiden University

Recent Posts

Classifying Blood Bowl teams using clustered heatmaps

Restate my assumptions: If you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. In this post we’ll use clustered heatmaps to …

Optimal performance with Random Forests: does feature selection beat tuning?

This blog post demonstrates that the presence of irrelevant variables can reduce the performance of the Random Forest algorithm (as …

Nufflytics: Analyzing Blood Bowl matches from FUMBBL using Python

This blogpost is about Blood Bowl, a boardgame I started playing last year. The idea of this blog post is to showcase some possible …

OpenJDK and IcedTea: Java Web Start Forensics on Ubuntu

To play Blood Bowl online on FUMBBL.com, a Java client is used that works with Java Web Start. On my Ubuntu linux system, open source …

Construction of a public dataset of Blood Bowl matches played on FUMBBL.com

This blogpost is about Blood Bowl, a boardgame I started playing last year. The goal of this blog post is to use Python API and HTML …