Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience) 2013, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Date of birth: 1988, Ede, The Netherlands
Arthur Jochems has an education in computer science (Bsc., Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and computational neuroscience (Msc. Manchester University, United Kingdom). He obtained his PhD degree (magna cum laude) at the age of 25 at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany where he modelled artificial neural networks with high biological plausibility. After his doctoral exam, he has worked for corporations to develop intelligent software for forensics and business. In an academic setting, he has done work on modelling the nervous system and analyzing biological data to acquire insight into complex biological systems. In 2014, he accepted a position at Maastro Clinic as a postdoctoral researcher, where his work concerns the development of predictive models for cancer patients following chemo(radio)therapy. He specializes in machine learning from medical images, using the radiomics approach and deep learning methods.
Over the past few years he has developed a variety of models for predicting clinically relevant outcomes for cancer patients receiving chemo(radio)therapy. His work focused on a variety of cancer types, including lung cancer, head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and brain metastases.
He is one of the inventors of “Distributed learning” a revolutionary Big Data approach for health care (watch the animation), and has developed several algorithms for the successful application of distributed learning.