Data scientists’ team (led by Prof. Dr. Piet Daas)
Prof. Dr. Piet Daas is a senior-methodologist at the Department of Methodology and a lead data scientist in the Center for Big Data Statistics of Statistics Netherlands. His work focuses on the use of secondary (non-survey) data for official statistical purposes with Big Data as the most important topic. This pioneering work has resulted in the publication of the first big data based official statistics: traffic intensity statistics using road sensor data. He has contributed heavily to the Methodology Work packages of the ESSnet Big Data I & II, has been an invited speaker at several conferences, a teacher in a number of ESTP courses on Big Data and has published numerous papers on Big Data and its application for official statistics. Since January 2019, Piet is a professor by special appointment on Big Data in Official Statistics at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Here his work focusses on the development of Big Data methodology. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
Dr. Marco Puts has a background in computer science and cognitive science. He received his PhD degree in the field of psychophysics. Because of his broad, multidisciplinary background in computer science and social sciences, he developed an almost natural interest in Big Data, Data Science and processing large amounts of data. He has been involved in nearly all Big Data studies of Statistics Netherlands, was heavily involved in the Big Data Sandbox of the UNECE and was a member of the Big Data Task Force of Eurostat. His pioneering work has resulted in the publication of the first big data based official statistics: traffic intensity statistics using road sensor data. Marco presented his work on big data methodology and processes at several conferences and workshops and has published many papers on Big Data and its application for official statistics. Furthermore, he is the trainer and coordinator for a number of ESTP courses on Big Data.
Nick de Wolf has a master in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam and works as a Data Scientist at Statistics Netherlands since 2018. Prior to that, he worked at the University of Amsterdam as a Junior Teacher for the Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence for two years. He is an experienced programmer, has extensive knowledge of Web technology and Natural Language Processing, and is an expert in the application of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and other Artificial Intelligence methods. Since 2020, he teaches the text mining course at Statistics Netherlands.
Researchers’ team (led by Dr Blanca de Miguel)
Blanca de Miguel Molina, PhD in Business Administration and Management, is Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Department of Management and Faculty of Business Administration and Management. Her core lectures involve Business Models, New Trends in Service Strategies, and Services Design. Her main research areas include the analysis of industries (location and innovation). Supervisor of different Doctoral and Master Dissertations, her works have been disseminated through academic journals, books and conferences. Her works have been published in journals such as European Planning Studies, Pa-pers in Regional Science, International Journal of Tourism Research, Innovation: Organization & Management, and Business Ethics: a European Review. She is member of the Research Microcluster “Cul-tural and Creative Industries, Tourism & Tech”. She has participated in the AiRT Project, an EC funded project (Proposal 732433, H2020-ICT-2016-2017), elaborating different analyses of the drone industry, such as “The Drone Sector in Europe” (Springer) and “El mercado de los drones y sus servicios en Europa” (Wolters Kluwer). She is member of the Spanish Regional Science Association (AECR), the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and UVS International – Drone Regim.
María de Miguel Molina, PhD in Business Administration, and expert in strategy for Public Organisations, Services Marketing, and Research Methodologies, is Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration and Management. She lectures in Strategy for Public Organisations, Services Marketing, and Research Methodologies. She has been Visiting Professor at the Lakehead University in Canada, the UC Berkeley USA and University of Roehampton UK. Supervisor of different Doctoral and Master Dissertations, her works have been disseminated through academic journals, books and conferences. She is member of the Research micro- cluster “CCIs, tourism & tech”, participating in the research projects of the Microcluster such as the H2020 project “Technology Transfer of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAs) for the creative industries. AiRT”, included in the call H2020-ICT-2016-2017 in Support technology transfer to the creative industries. She co-edited (with more than 33,000 downloads) De-Miguel-Molina, María; Santamarina Campos, Virginia; (Eds). 2018. Ethics and civil drones. European Policies and Proposals for the Industry. Springer International Publishing. And De-Miguel-Molina, María; et al. 2018. Ethics for civil indoor drones: a qualitative analysis International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles. She is member of UVS International – Drone Regim.
Prof. Dr. Virginia Santamarina Campos (Ms) obtained a PhD on Cultural Heritage in 2003 at the UPV, and the license as a Drone / UAV Pilot by the Flyschool Air Academy in 2015. Currently, she is a Full Professor at the UPV in the Cultural Heritage Department, teaching responsible innovation and management of cultural heritage. She is part of the Aerial Drone Pilot Commission which depends on the UPV. In addition, she is a member of UVS International, an association that promotes the use of remote pilot systems. She is also the coordinator of the Research Microcluster “Cultural and Creative Industries, Tourism & Tech” of the International Campus of Excellence. Virginia’s main research area is centered on the register, use and social enjoyment of cultural resources through the application of new technologies. Specifically, her work focuses on the incorporation of drones (RPAs) to the process of research and innovation, in order to promote creative cities and provide new indoor and outdoor registration methods. She has lead in the field of drones, 9 international R + D projects supported by competitive calls and 11 R + D international contracts supported by public and private organizations. In addition, she has coordinated the development drone software: “User interface for the design of flight plans with UAVs for indoor flight” and “On-board control of unmanned aerial systems for indoor flight”. Furthermore, she has also been coordinator of European Project "Technology transfer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for the creative industry" (Proposal: 732433 - www.airt.eu) H2020-ICT-2016-2017 and she is Expert for the EIC SME Instrument of the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission.