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Management Team


Adriënne Mendrik (CEO)

Adriënne founded Eyra in order to be able to provide long term solutions that enhance research and bridge the gap between companies and academia. She aims to enable people to join forces to work towards a common goal, and foster people with innovative ideas, passion and perseverance.

She worked as a researcher in medical image analysis for over a decade, before broadening her horizons as a manager and coordinator at the Netherlands eScience Center, where she gained extensive experience in working with researchers from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, from astronomy to social sciences.

She likes to break new ground and is not afraid to challenge the status quo if she is convinced that things need to change for the better.


Emiel van der Veen (CTO)

With more than two decades experience in the Software Engineering field Emiel has gained a broad insight of every aspect of digital product development. His combination of skills in Software Architecture, UX/UI design and Business-IT alliance makes him ideal for managing the digital products of Eyra.

A passion for searching for the truth has always been a driver in every aspect of his life. Never satisfied with the first impressions but always hungry for the deeper meaning of things.

Emiel considers Eyra as his moonshot project.

Scientific board


Prof. Martha Larson

Professor of Multimedia Information Technology at Radboud University and a member of the Multimedia Computing Group at Delft University of Technology. She is the coordinator of the MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation, which she co-founded in 2008.


Prof. Stan Bentvelsen

Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef). He received the ‘Physica’ prize 2013 for his contribution to the discovery of the Higgs particle with the ATLAS experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).


Daniel Oberski, PhD

Associate professor of data science methodology with a joint appointment at Utrecht University’s Department of Methodology & Statistics, and the department of Biostatistics at the Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). Daniel is a member of "de Jonge Akademie" KNAW.

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