Joost N. Kok

Contact information

Email: joost at liacs dot nl

Address: Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Leiden University

P.O. Box 9512, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Visiting address: Room 169, Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333 CA Leiden

Phone: +31-71-527 7057
Fax: +31-71-527 6985

Curriculum Vitae

I have worked at the Free University in Amsterdam, at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam, at Utrecht University, and at the Åbo Akademi University (Finland). Since 1995 I am professor in fundamental computer science and since 2005 also professor in medicine at Leiden University.


Currently, I am the Scientific Director of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, co-head of the research clusters Algorithms and Foundations of Software Technology. Moreover, I am docent at the computer science department of the Åbo Akademi University, board member of the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, member of the editorial board of Fundamenta Informaticae and editor of the book series on Natural Computing of Springer Verlag. I am also associate editor of the Natural Computing Journal, editor of Theoretical Computer Science, section C, editor of the journal of Universal Computer Science, Editor Computational Intelligence, Blackwell Publishing and series editor of the book series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications.


A larger curriculum vitae can be found here.


My research is concentrated around the themes (scientific) data and model management, data mining, bioinformatics and algorithms..