My name is Youp Suurmeijer. During my bachelor I started out at the University of Technology in Eindhoven with a degree in Innovation Sciences. After a few years I decided it was time for the next challenge and I continued my studies at Maastricht University with a masters degree in Econometrics.
During my studies I gained experience in entrepreneurship, designing, building and implementing a BI solution for large taxi companies. Today, this tool is still used at several large taxi companies throughout the Netherlands. For my master thesis I conducted research into the use of state of the art ‘Machine Learning’ algorithms for human performance classification at Mercedes-Benz. As such I gained experience in dealing with ‘Big Data’.
I pride myself on having a hands-on mentality and I do not shy away from major challenges. I am a great all-rounder with a strong specialization in Data Science.
At Bright Cape I work as a Data Scientist. I also like to stay active outside working hours with hobbies like running, sailing and DIY projects (everything from furniture to electronics).