Max Snijders

About Me

I am a MSc student theoretical and mathematical physics who's currently looking for a research position in Machine Learning.

Education

MSc Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

2016 - 2018 LMU & TUM

In this 2-year master’s programme I have taken courses in mathematical physics, pure mathematics, statistics & machine learning. I am scheduled to finish the programme in the summer of 2018 with a thesis on combinatorial algebraic topology under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bauer (TUM), Prof. Dr. Oliver Junge (TUM) and Prof. Dr. Konstantin Mischaikow (Rutgers).

BSc Physics

2013 - 2016 Leiden University

Besides the standard physics bachelor’s curriculum I have taken extra courses in computer science and mathematics and have finished a 1-year programme in astronomy (cum laude). I completed my BSc cum laude with a thesis (grade: 9.5/10) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Tjerk Oosterkamp.


Work Experience

Founder

2012 - Now M. Snijders Techniek

With this small company I develop and maintain custom software packages. Amongst the projects done are an augmented reality social networking app (Minerva Spotter) and tools used internally by the Dutch Builders’ Association (Bouwend Nederland).

Visiting Associate

Aug - Sep 2017 Boston Consulting Group

At the Boston Consulting Group I was part of a team working on transforming the IT department of a major multinational consumer goods company. Within this project I developed original content and worked on many different aspects of the transformation. I received the grade "1" (excellent) for my overall performance.

PR Team Leader

2014 - 2016 Leiden University

As student leader of the public relations team of the Leiden Institute of Physics I was responsible for the planning and coordination of the student team during the institute’s PR-events, including all open days and special events.

Programmer

2012 - 2013 Brugman Holding BV

At Brugman Holding BV I helped develop several large software packages used by major Dutch companies such as telecom providers and the national railway service. These programs automated data management and migration related tasks.

Teaching Assistant

2014 - 2016 Leiden University

During my studies I have taught and assisted several exercise classes. I also gave tutorials covering all subjects to a group of freshmen throughout their first year.

Volunteering

Demonstrator & Coordinator

2016 - 2018 Rino Foundation

During my time at Rino I performed and coordinated over 62 physics demonstrations.

Tutor

2013 - 2016 De Nassau Scholengemeenschap

At my secondary school I volunteered as a tutor for underprivileged students.


Organisations

iGEM Leiden

2016 - 2016 Leiden University

With the Leiden iGEM team I participated in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston, USA. With the project we genetically engineered an E. coli to detoxify martian soil.

Board of Education Member

2013 - 2016 Leiden University

As the elected year representative I was tasked with overseeing the educational aspects of the institute.

Treasurer & Board Member

2014 - 2015 Rino Foundation

As treasurer and board member of the Rino Foundation I was tasked with co-organising the over a hundred yearly physics demonstrations at schools, companies, university events and television programmes.

P.L.A.N.C.K.S. Committee Member

2014 - 2015 Foundation F.M.A.

P.L.A.N.C.K.S is an annual worldwide theoretical physics competition with accompanying symposium. I was responsible for this symposium.