Erik loves doing creative projects with software. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Twente University and a bachelor’s degree in Design from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. He has been working in data visualization for almost ten years, first as employee in the Data Science department of TNO and as of recent as a freelancer.

Making data visual is Erik’s passion. It allows for the discovery of unexpected trends, patterns and outliers. It also makes data fun to play with and nice to look at.

Most of Erik’s work is screen-based such as in the form of interactive web sites. He also likes to build interactive installations, 3D prints and VR environments to let people experience data in an immersive way.

At AMS Institute, Erik is part of the Urban Data Science (UDS) Data Visualization team. The team helps projects with visualizing their data. Data visualization can support research by confirming a hypothesis or detecting interesting research directions. Another use of visualization is to present project results to the outside world in an accessible and aesthetically pleasing way.

““Let’s make everything visual.””

Erik Boertjes

Data Visualization Engineer

News

Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

News

Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

News

Amsterdam's urban dome 50 stories high

Climate Resilient Cities

During last July's heatwave, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) launched weather balloons from Dam Square to map the height of the urban dome.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.