Curriculum Vitae

Academic Works / Publications

Published as part of the proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems – JURIX 2022.
Editors: Enrico Francesconi, Georg Borges, Christoph Sorge
Authors: Tim van den Belt and Henry Prakken
The paper can be downloaded here on this website or from IOS Press.


For legislation to be effective, it should not be too complex; otherwise, it cannot be sufficiently understood by those who have to apply the law or comply with it. This paper adds to the research in AI & law on developing precise mathematical complexity measures for legislation and applying these measures by computational means. The framework of Katz & Bommarito (2014) is applied to measure the complexity of Dutch legislation. The aim is twofold: first, to investigate whether this framework is meaningfully more widely applicable by applying it to a different jurisdiction and a corpus of larger size; and second, to identify possible improvements to the framework.

DOI: 10.3233/FAIA220475

Paving A Path To Simplify Legislation Using AI

An emperical complexity analysis of the Dutch legislation

Thesis was part of the master IT-Law at the University of Groningen.

Thesis can be downloaded here.

Working Experiences

As a strategic advisor, I will leverage my expertise in IT & Law to provide oversight and structure to the organization, helping it navigate the complex digital landscape.

  • Position of the organisation in the digital landscape
  • International
  • AI (regulation & application)

Provide technical support to students, teachers and expert users for multiple digital platforms across the University of Groningen. Specialized in privacy, the training process, security and student processes and some software development.

PC Rider logoPC Rider mainly repairs laptops and desktops on both hardware and software level. PC Rider also provides quality customer support for those in need.
I helped customers through the phone and at the counter while repairing computers in the back.

The assignment of my graduation internship is to research, develop and realise a ‘software street’ for continuous integration to ensure code quality, increase development speed, cause more standardisation, lessen issues caused by manual labour, but foremost increase customer satisfaction by lessening the time to market and give a clearer project overview.
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Working as an intern in a start-up within a full-grown company as a software developer.

I assisted in maintaining and expanding the customer and system control panel. I’ve also assisted with maintaining and developing the website of TomTom Taxi.

I also assisted the marketing team by for example maintaining ZOHO.
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Delivering medicines in the neighbourhood. Later on, I assisted with preparing the medication for the customers.

Extracurricular Activities

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Elected to represent and take care of the interests of the employees.

I have three focus points:
– Re-establish the worth of student assistants and give them a deserving more tantamount treatment.
– Have the council adequately represent the employees in the future. At least one student assistant and one female staff member.
– Try to have more (social) interaction with the other departments within the same organisation.

Present the board or other committees with legal advice for their disputes. Chair since June 2018.

Maintain and develop the website of the association Aegir. Chair since 2017.

Logo Rijksuniversiteit GroningenAdvise the managing board of CIT (Center for Information Technology) about the interests and concerns of its clients and users and other strategic aspects. This board is a continuation of the “Customer Advisory Group” the year before where I also took a seat in.

Hosting and maintaining the website of LISA.

Logo Rijksuniversiteit GroningenA few times per year I take a seat as a board student member to deal with students’ issues and make an appeal.

Maintain and develop the website of the association TJAS. Once part of the committee, you never leave it.

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Writing legal news for Law students across The Netherlands. Specialized in IT Law based news.

G.S.R. Aegir LogoCoach senior high-level competition rowers and section light ladies. These ladies train around 6 or 8 times a week.

Logo Rijksuniversiteit GroningenA few times per year I take a seat as a board student member to deal with students’ issues and make an appeal.

Let the students’ voices be heard at the council meetings. With the copartnership, I, along with my other fellow members, can co-decide the board’s policy.

Organize a masterclass for master’s students with an affiliation with IT-law.

Writing legal articles for JFV’s legal magazine “In Casu”.

Assist the instructors with the course by supporting students in class with designing efficient and structured databases. HvA Hogeschool van Amsterdam logo

Assist the instructors with the course by supporting students in class with basic programming questions. HvA Hogeschool van Amsterdam logo


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This certificate represents my dedication to learning basic Japanese.

This certificate represents my ability to work in a professional environment with the English language.
License number: 0041160708


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Starting with a variety of techniques in the first year, after that the courses become more specific and professional based on your chosen specialization.

Software Engineering is the specialization I chose to enhance my working capabilities in a corporate environment and to learn to write professional code meant for long maintenance.

To increase my comprehension of all professional-related aspects of my specialization, I decided to improve my English fluency by doing an English minor and following the course “International Project Management”.
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Finished with a HAVO degree in 2 of the four disciplines: Nature & technics and Nature & Health. The final mark for the subject IT was a 9.