Sander van der Waal

  • Research director
    Sander van der Waal

    As Waag’s research director, Sander van der Waal is responsible for its research agenda, working in close collaboration with the four heads of the research groups and leads of the 14 constituent labs. His focus is on ensuring Waag's research contributes to lasting positive change locally in Amsterdam, nationally in The Netherlands, and on the European level, in line with Waag's principles of openness, fairness and inclusivity. He maintains and develops a strong network of research partners and represents Waag on stage in debates, events and webinars.

    Earlier, Sander was lead of the Future Internet Lab at Waag, working to ensure that human values are core to how technology and data are designed and deployed in society.

    Sander has an educational background in computer science and philosophy, and has solid expertise and experience in open source software development, open data and knowledge, and data infrastructures.