Prof. dr. Maurits Kaptein (1983) is professor Data Science & Health at Tilburg University and Principal Investigator at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch. He is also the CEO and a co-founder of Scailable: Scailable makes it easy for companies to put their data science, AI, and machine learning (ML) models in production.
Although there is a lot of talk about AI and ML, people are often unaware of its strengths and weaknesses. Using his experience in various fields (healthcare, e-commerce, telecom, etc.) Maurits presents recent cases and discusses the latest developments in the field.
Previously he was co-founder and Chief Scientist at Science Rockstars, a company that was sold to Webpower in December 2014. His previous book was published in November 2012: Persuasion Profiling. How the internet knows what makes you tick.
Maurits obtained his Ph.D. with honours in a joint research project by the Technical University of Eindhoven and Stanford University. During his Ph.D. Maurits worked for Philips Research where he designed and improved technologies aimed at making customers more active. After obtaining his Ph.D., Maurits worked as an Assistant Professor in statistics at the University of Tilburg. His scientific work on Persuasion Profiles has been published in leading scientific journals such as the Journal of Interactive Marketing. Furthermore, his work has been featured in the popular press: Magazines like Wired (USA), Blink (UK), and Bright (NL) covered his work.
Maurits stories are based on cutting edge research. His presentations are about AI, Machine Learning, digital technology, digital seduction, privacy, (big) data and human behaviour. In recent years, Maurits has actively developed various AI and ML applications for healthcare. Together with IKNL (who maintains the Dutch Cancer Registry), Maurits (co-)developed several AI models to improve personalised cancer care. Maurits also, together with CZ health insurance, setup a large-scale study into the long-term effects of personalized eHealth interventions. Recently, and in collaboration with Scailable and CZ, Maurits is working on improving the deployment proces of AI and ML in healthcare: by making the integration of AI models in various care-centers as easy as possible this project is ensuring that valuable AI models end up benefiting patients. Due to his extensive experience of developing and deploying AI and ML in health Maurits is uniquely able to explain the impact of AI on our healthcare system.
His book, Hallo Wereld, Hallo Computer, wat iedereen zou moeten weten over digitale technologie was published in November 2018. In this book he explains the basics of digital technology: how computers work, how computers communicate, how programming languages work, how computers learn, the basics of AI and Machine Learning, etc. In the end he uses this knowledge to explain how a self-driving car stays on the road.
Maurits Kaptein at PyData Eindhoven 2019: Personalization, Bandits, and Causal inference
TEDxHogeschoolUtrecht – Maurits Kaptein – Persuasion and why we fail to predict it
Maurits @Google Ireland –