"That was in 2013, and it was more or less by accident. I was about to start an internship at the university. When my supervisor fell sick, I got the opportunity to switch to Philips and do an internship on the predictive monitoring of heart failure patients that were tele-monitored from home. I tried to develop an algorithm for detecting heart failure deterioration requiring rehospitalization. Five years later, when I obtained my PhD, I was eager to join Philips as an employee, because I had an insider experience of what it's like to work here and felt immediately at home."
"I like the freedom and creativity of research, so pursing a research-related career is a natural fit for me. However, as opposed to academic research, on average, industrial research has a clearer pathway towards commercial applications and I find that attractive."