Hi there, my name's Herman. I'm a technology enthusiast with a Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence, a heart for photography, and a website to tell you all about it!
In my spare time, you'll find me enjoying life with friends, family, or with my personal projects.
Unfortunately, I tend to come up with new projects faster than I can implement them.
One of my favourites is Style Transfer, where I transform my own photographs into works of art.
I've built a Marktplaats Crawler to track prices of second-hand cameras & lenses.
I also love to experiment with a Raspberry Pi.
For instance, I've built and programmed my own wirelessly controllable robot using LEGO bricks.
By now, I hope I've piqued your interest. If you have any questions or compliments you'd like to share, or if you're looking to find out more about me as a photographer, you can use the buttons that I've conveniently placed below.
I graduated from the University of Groningen with an average grade of 7.6, and the specialisation of Computational Intelligence & Robotics.University of Groningen
Weekly lectures detailing entrepreneurship, including guest lectures by successful entrepreneurs in and around Groningen.University of Groningen
The BSc. AI degree programme allowed for a broad focus with courses featuring C, C++, Java & Python programming; Robotics; Linguistics; Psychology; Philosophy & Biology.University of Groningen
Dutch VWO+ with exams in e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics ('Wiskunde B') & Economics.RSG Ter Apel
For my Master's Thesis in Artificial Intelligence, I researched identifying the sung language of music based on purely audio waveforms, training neural networks for classification on data processed from my novel music dataset – the 6L5K Music Corpus.
My thesis is titled:
"A Machine Learning approach to Automatic Language Identification of vocals in music"
I've been a Teaching Assistant for the courses Introduction to Logic (1x) and Language & Speech Technology (3x) at the University of Groningen. This includes giving tutorials, grading homework, answering questions, and supervising exams.University of Groningen
Combining AI with my love for photography, I researched image denoising techniques in my Bachelor thesis:
"Improving Natural Image Denoising Using A Multilayer Perceptron"
For an entire weekend, we did research on a huge dataset of Belsimpel. We tried to answer the question whether phone returns can be predicted, even before a potential buyer makes the purchase. The answer? To some extent, yes!Belsimpel
Researching, applying, and improving state-of-the-art style transfer methods to turn my photographs into true works of art.Artwork by Herman
I love photography, but I also love to look online for good deals on vintage cameras and lenses. I built a Marktplaats crawlerCrawler @ Github
Using a Raspberry Pi 3, DC motor, H-bridge, servo motor, spare battery pack, and some LEGO bricks & gears, I manually built a robot vehicle that can be wirelessly controlled via SSH (keyboard teleop) to drive forward, backward, and steer.Quick snapshot
"Are you sure you didn't misspell the title?" – I'm 100% positive. Clender is a Python application for PC that visualizes past events such as photos, videos, calendar events, created files, location history, and anything else you'd let it gather. It is intended to be the go-to application to check what you were doing on any day in history, given that you've got data to fill it with.Nothing to showcase as of now, so stay tuned!
Developed and published the Android application Monochrome to the Google Play Store.
"If there's no software that does what you want, then it's either time to create it, or time to realize it's a terrible idea."
– Herman Groenbroek (2019)
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