Postdoc / guest
Mart Janssen studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven, and worked for ten years as a Risk & Reliability engineer and as a Risk Management Consultant. In 2002 he switched to the University Medical Center Utrecht doing research in the field of Medical Technology Assessment. Since 2004 he has been working on blood transfusion related risk- and technology assessment studies. In 2010 he obtained his PhD on the thesis ‘Modelling Blood Safety’, and since 2012 he has headed the Transfusion Technology Assessment group within the Dutch Blood Supply Foundation (Sanquin). This group is responsible for the development of quantitative models to support blood transfusion related decision making. He aims to develop and apply machine learning methodologies within the blood supply. Ongoing projects are: the development of a biofeedback loop using thermal imaging data to prevent fainting among blood donors, predicting low blood values (haemoglobin, ferritin) in repeat donors to reduce donor deferral rates, and applying reinforcement learning to optimize inventory management and issuing of comprehensively typed red blood cells.