Since the first of October Nicky van Oorschot has been employed by netage.nl as Data Specialist. Nicky is just graduated from the master course “Information Sciences” at the VU University Amsterdam. During his master thesis Nicky studied whether it is possible to calculate dwelling fire risks solely based on Open Datasets. During this master thesis there was intensive cooperation with Bart van Leeuwen as well as researchers from the Web & Media research group from the VU University Amsterdam.
The outcomes from the master thesis research were promising why is decided to continue the project with netage.nl. Because of the innovative character and the international potential the research has been selected to participate in the ODINE program.
Nicky will focus himself on the further development of the Proof Of Concept developed during his master thesis.