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Francien Bossema

I am currently a PhD student in the Computational Imaging group at CWI, Amsterdam on the Impact4Art project. Photo: CWI/Minnie Middelberg

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Curriculum Vitae


2018- Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
PhD student on the Impact4Art project, in collaboration with Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Awards and grants

2021 NWO Team Science Award
“The Team Science Award rewards the most inspiring and successful team of researchers from various disciplinary fields, who jointly take on a scientific challenge in which their individual strengths and expertise demonstrably reinforce each other.” (NWO, Team Science Award)
See the CWI news item and NWO website.

2021 EWM-NL career support grant
Career suppport grant to attend the winter course ‘Machine Learning using Python: Theory and Applications’.

2020 SIAM, Imaging Science 2020, Toronto
Student travel award (afterwards converted to virtual conference due to Covid-19).


2015-2018 Universiteit Leiden
MSc. Mathematics Additional specialisation: Science Communication and Society

2011-2015 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
BSc. Mathematics & BSc. Physics and Astronomy

2013 University of Greenwich, London
Minor in Humanities


2017 De Volkskrant, Amsterdam
Science Journalism internship

2017 Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Lisbon
Practical Science Communication and Public Events internship

2017 Universiteit Leiden, department of Science communication and Society
Research internship

Additional courses and certificates

2021 The art of scientific writing
NWO-I course, provided by Artesc

2021 Machine Learning using Python: Theory and Applications
Winter school at TU Berlin

2020 Basiscursus stralingsbescherming (Radiation Safety)
Erasmus MC, followed subjects: e-module, introduction and Röntgen (X-rays).

2020 Presenting Science
NWO-I course, provided by Artesc

2019 Taking charge of your PhD project
NWO-I course, provided by ElroyCOM

2019 Reproducibility of software
CWI course, provided by Writing better code

Committees and other activities

2021- European Women in Mathematics - Netherlands (EWM-NL) board member See EWM-NL website.

2016-2017 VU University Choir
Chair of the board

2014-2015 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Student member of the Programme Committee for the Bachelor programme of Mathematics

2014 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Member of the ‘exploration’ committee, advising Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam on the possible merging of the Mathematics bachelor studies of the two universities.