Hi, I'm Nicholas.
PhD candidate and researcher at Erasmus Univerity Rotterdam, based in The Netherlands. Exploring the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Choice Modelling, Decision Theory, and Moral Psychology within the health preference research domain.
Some people call me Nicholas, and others call me Nick. I’m a PhD candidate and researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft University of Technology. I’m affiliated with the Erasmus Choice Modelling Group, CityAI Lab, and BEHAVE Group (formerly). My research, positioned at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Choice Modelling, Decision Theory, and Moral Pyschology, primarily focuses on advancing our understanding of moral choice behaviours within the health preference research domain.
My academic journey began with a master’s degree in Data Science, also at Erasmus University Rotterdam. During this time, I found my passion for AI and research in general. My thesis delved into the realm of algorithmic fairness, with a specific aim to curtail and rectify gender discrimination within deep learning models. This endeavour exemplifies my commitment to harnessing AI for the betterment of society.
Beyond the confines of academia, I derive immense joy from building things and nurturing the potential of neural networks. My passion for exploration extends beyond AI. I’m a self-proclaimed hybrid athlete (strength training, boxing, running, and tennis are my thing), cook, world traveller and devoted bookworm with a perpetual thirst for knowledge. And of course, my day would not be complete without a finely brewed cup of coffee.
ResearchSee all ↗
Apr 19, 2023Read paper ↗
Towards machine learning for moral choice analysis in health economics: A literature review and research agenda
NVR Smeele, CG Chorus, MHN Schermer, EW de Bekker-Grob
Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 326, 2023
Nov 21, 2021Read paper ↗
Patient preferences for treatment of lumbar disc herniation: a discrete choice experiment
PS Gadjradj, NVR Smeele, M de Jong, PRAM Depauw, MW van Tulder, EW de Bekker-Grob, BS Harhangi
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Vol. 36: Issue 5, 2021
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