Albert was born in Heerenveen (The Netherlands) in 1983. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in respectively 2004 and 2007. In addition, he received an Electrical Engineering minor certificate. When he completed his study he started working towards a Ph.D. degree at the University of Twente under supervision of Prof. dr. ir. G.J.M. Smit of the Computer Architecture of Embedded Systems (CAES) group, faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. He is working in a research group that investigates the possibilities of increasing energy efficiency using embedded control, mainly via optimization and control algorithms. His research focus is on algorithms to optimize energy streams within a house. His research interests include energy efficiency, mathematical modelling and optimizations, algorithm development and embedded hardware.