Our new heroes

Our new heroes

Happy to introduce to you: Our new Data Scientist heroes! Dirk Bongers and Dionysis Tsougkaris from Maastricht University both fit perfectly into our growing and dynamic team. We warmly welcome the two gentlemen to Mediaan and wish them a lot of success! 

Dirk Bongers, Netherlands

When I started my master Degree, I also wanted to work part time at Mediaan to achieve some working experience as a data scientist. As of today, I’m working at Mediaan as an allround data scientist and I’m really enjoying the challenges that I’m solving at my job.

Dirk Bongers

Who are you?
My name is Dirk Bongers. I recently started working at Mediaan as a Data Scientist.

What is your educational background?
I started my Bachelor of Science degree in 2012 at the department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering. During this study, I received an award for the best application showcase for my bachelor thesis at a conference for bioinformatics. After this study was completed, I started my Master of Science degree in Data Science for Decision Making. I’m still studying and I’m part time working next to it at Mediaan.

How did you get interested in Data Science?
Well, in high school I already did a very math intensive study and I really liked that. I’ve also really been into new technologies since a young age. Knowing that data science is a new kind of field where I could use my interest for applied mathematics, it was an obvious step that I would go study at the department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering.

What will be your role at Mediaan?
When I started my Master, I also wanted to work part time at Mediaan to achieve some working experience as a data scientist. As of today, I’m working at Mediaan as an allround data scientist and I’m really enjoying the challenges that I’m solving at my job.

Dirk Bongers, Netherlands

When I started my master Degree, I also wanted to work part time at Mediaan to achieve some working experience as a data scientist. As of today, I’m working at Mediaan as an allround data scientist and I’m really enjoying the challenges that I’m solving at my job.

Dionysis Tsougkaris, Greece

Being born in the 80s meant that I experienced computers (my first one was a ZX Spectrum Singlair +2 with the cassette reader attached) and technology (early transistor radios and Walkman’s) from the early days.

Dionysis Tsougkaris

Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Dionysis Tsougkaris. I am from Greece and I just started at Mediaan as a Data Scientist

How did you get interested in Data Science?
My previous career path was not as successful as I hoped, so I decided to enhance it with an engineering title. Being born in the 80s meant that I experienced computers (my first one was a ZX Spectrum Singlair +2 with the cassette reader attached) and technology (early transistor radios and Walkman’s) from the early days. I was always interested in that field but we didn`t have many opportunities to study them back then. After a couple of years I ended up as a Data Scientist and Knowledge Engineer.

What are your hobbies?
Almost anything imaginable. From rugby, to Warhammer Blood bowl, and from fabricating/building projects to music/band recordings and mastering.

What are your future plans?
Take over the world. Alternatively, I would love to get a PhD eventually, but for now, baby steps.