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Max van Duijn

Assistant professor

Name
Dr. M.J. van Duijn
Telephone
+31 71 527 7903
E-mail
m.j.van.duijn@liacs.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0003-0798-9598

I am an assistant professor at Leiden University’s Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), where I co-founded the Creative Intelligence Lab (CIL). This lab brings together researchers from the cognitive and computer sciences who have a shared interest in the foundations of intelligence, both ‘in carbo’ and ‘in silico’, and who recognise creativity and playfulness as key factors in scientific innovation.

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I am an assistant professor at Leiden University’s Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), where I co-founded the Creative Intelligence Lab (CIL). This lab brings together researchers from the cognitive and computer sciences who have a shared interest in the foundations of intelligence, both ‘in carbo’ and ‘in silico’, and who recognise creativity and playfulness as key factors in scientific innovation.

I have a background in linguistics, literature, and cognitive science; my research has always connected topics and methods from both the sciences and humanities. Within my NWO Veni project (started 2020) I collect a large number of stories told by children aged 4-12 and extract features relevant to ‘fictional minds’ using computational techniques. This fuels new ways in which the development of Theory of Mind (ToM) can be modelled and understood. I am involved in the NWO Zwaartekracht Hybrid Intelligence and the Helsinki-based NetResilience; in both projects my involvement centres around modelling ToM and related forms of social intelligence.

In addition, I am a fervent educator, involved in (setting up) the BSc Data Science & Artificial Intelligence and the MSc in Media Technology. I supervise two internal PhD candidates and will soon open a vacancy for a third position.

My work is published in English and Dutch, in scholarly as well as popular venues. In June 2014 I was selected as a popular science blogger featured on the "Faces of Science"-webpage of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW): facesofscience

Assistant professor

  • Science
  • Leiden Inst of Advanced Computer Science

Work address

Snellius
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
Room number 128

Contact

Publications

  • European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) Penningmeester en lid dagelijks bestuur
  • Väestöliitto, Helsinki & SENRG, University of Oxford Onderzoeker/mede-initiatiefnemer
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