Nele is a PhD student in the Interactive Intelligence Group at TU Delft, supervised by Dr. Willem-Paul Brinkman and Prof. Dr. Mark Neerincx. Prior to starting her PhD in September 2020, Nele obtained her MSc. in Computer Science from TU Delft with distinction (2020) and graduated summa cum laude with a BSc. in Computer Science from Fordham University, USA (2018).
The focus of Nele's work is on intelligent interaction for computerized health coaching and especially personalized persuasion as part of the Perfect Fit project. The Perfect Fit project’s goals are to support individuals in achieving and maintaining abstinence from smoking and sufficient physical activity, prevent cardiovascular disease, improve wellbeing, and lower healthcare costs by combining personalized real-time feedback, sensor technology, and big-data science.