Ying has worked in EU research projects for more than 10 years. Through them, she gained an international reputation as an excellent and empathic project manager in multi-country R&D projects.
Ying has a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam on distributed XML processing. From 2010 to 2013 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at CWI on scientific array database management systems.
Dr. Niels Nes, CTO
Niels was a lead engineer at the data mining start-up Data Distilleries, acquired by IBM. He also co-founded MonetDB B.V. and Vectorwise, which was acquired by Actian.
Niels has a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam on image databases. From 1999 to 2019 he worked at CWI, first as a research staff member in the Database Architectures research group, later also as the manager of IT and Facilities.
Drs. Sjoerd Mullender, CQA
Sjoerd co-started a company on multi-media authoring from 1997 to 2000. After that, he took the role of ensuring that open-source software is accessible on a wide range of platforms. He oversees the quality of the MonetDB releases and provides for hardcore consultancy on its elaborate code base.
Sjoerd was a senior software engineer at CWI from 1987 to 2019. He was one of the first developers of Python.