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Peter van der Putten

Universitair docent

Dr. P.W.H. van der Putten
+31 71 527 7033

How can machines learn from interaction? Or how can phenomena such as intelligence, creativity or more in general, complex behaviour emerge from simple parts? Big questions of course, but nonetheless fascinating. I enjoy studying these questions as a researcher in the Data Mining Group as well as in the Media Technology program at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Next to that I apply these methods in industry, most recently as the Director of Decisioning Solutions at Pegasystems, and I also have experience with start-ups, both as an employee and as an informal advisor.

Meer informatie over Peter van der Putten

Peter van der Putten is a part time researcher at LIACS. His background is in artificial intelligence and he is particularly interested how intelligence can evolve through learning, in man or machines. Peter has a MSc in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University and a PhD in data mining from Leiden University, and combines academic research with applying these technologies in business.  He teaches  New Media New Technology ( 20112012201320142015) and supervises MSc thesis projects.

Peter holds office in room 123 of the Snellius building. He works part-time for the Media Technology MSc program, so schedule an appointment if you want to meet.

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Universitair docent

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Leiden Inst. Advanced Computer Sciences


Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
Kamernummer 133



  • Pegasystems Director Decisioning Solutions

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