During his minor years, Roald was self-educated in computer science and started working in this area early on. In 2003, after high school, an educational track in computer science seemed the obvious choice. After two years in University and various software development jobs later, he accepted a full-time position as a GIS/Mobile researcher in a young technology company where he developed the interest in human behaviour and experimental research. After almost another two years, he returned to the University and earned a bachelor’s degree (2009) in Cognitive Psychology from Utrecht University followed by a master’s degree (2011) in Applied Cognitive Psychology from the same university. In an effort to combine his computer science and experimental psychology backgrounds with the desire to conduct applied research, Roald is currently pursuing a PhD at the knowledge centre for Applications of Integrated Driver Assistance (AIDA), a collaboration between Twente University and TNO.
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Position: PhD Candidate
2007 – 2011 Systems engineer at a high-traffic social network site
2005 – 2007 Application engineer and GIS/Mobile technology researcher
2001 – 2005 Various work in software development
2009 – 2011
Applied Cognitive Psychology (MSc), Utrecht University
Thesis: Motion direction and perceived relative position: A review and psychophysical study into motion integration
2006 – 2009
Psychology (BSc), Utrecht University.
Thesis: Effects of task difficulty on lateralization of categorical and coordinate spatial judgements.
2003 – 2005
Information and Computer Sciences (unfinished), Utrecht University