Matthijs Westera

Employment

2017-present
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Translation and Language Sciences, AMORE project
2017
Amsterdam University College, lecturer
Logic, information flow and argumentation (undergrad).
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.