Matthijs Westera

Employment

2015, 2016
University of Amsterdam, Lecturer
Faculty of humanities: Structures for Semantics (graduate), Logic and the Linguistic Turn (undergrad).
2015
Leiden University, Lecturer
Faculty of humanities: Semantics II (undergrad), Computational Linguistics (undergrad).
2010-2016
University of Amsterdam, PhD Student
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation; The Inquisitive Turn
2009-2010
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Trainee MECA project
Preparing and executing an experiment to evaluate a prototype of the Mission Execution Crew Assistant for Mars exploration
2006-2008
Utrecht University, Teaching Assistant and spokesperson
Linear algebra, statistics, modal logic, automated reasoning and computational grammars; presenter and spokerperson at open days.
2006-2008
Castle of Valkenburg foundation, Tour guide in a marlstone mine
Giving guided tours through a historical cave

Some activities

2015
Organizer of the workshop Questions in Pragmatics
University of Amsterdam.
2013
Organizer of the UGGS series
UCSC department of Linguistics.
2012
Co-chair of the ESSLLI Student Session
August 6-17, in Opole.
2011-2012
Co-organizer of the Logic Tea
Universiteit van Amsterdam
2012
Co-organizer of the Amsterdam Colloquium
December 19 - 21
2006-2007
U.S.C.K.I. Incognito, various activities
I co-authored and directed the play Autocue
I was the main author of and actor in the play Cross Over
I co-founded the drama club and co-organised its first performance
I helped organize a conference on cyborgs and contributed to a periodical on A.I.