Namedr. SA Osinga

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DescriptionAssistant Professor
OrganizationWageningen University
Organization UnitInformation Technology
Phone+31 317 484 725
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Sjoukje Osinga studied Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in Groningen and Leuven. Her PhD research (2015, Wageningen) was on agent-based modelling (ABM) of knowledge management in the pig sector. As part of her PhD research, she spent six months in China, where she studied information management of pig farmers and pork chain stakeholders. Currently, her ABM research interests cover knowledge representation, human decision behaviour, and methodological issues.

As of October 2018 she is actively involved in the H2020-EU-project "Dragon", on applied artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics in agriculture. The projects' partners Agri-EPI (Scotland) and Wageningen University form a twinning relationship with ambitious junior experts from Biosense institute (Serbia), to promote knowledge transfer in this area. See

From January 2019 onwards, Sjoukje also participates in H2020-EU-project "Cybele", where she is involved in finding the match between problem-owners (in agriculture and livestock application domains) and solution-providers (data-driven and machine learning methods and facilities). See

On ABM-related topics, Sjoukje participated in the Complex Adaptive Systems theme of WUR, see She is member of SiLiCo Centre Wageningen (Simulating Life Science’s Complexity) is a virtual centre that acts as a portal to Wageningen University’s expertise on modelling complex systems through agent-based simulations (

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Sjoukje is main teacher of INF-course Applied Information Technology. This course is mainly followed by BBC students, but is also part of minor Quantified Self. Sjoukje is also involved in the minor's integrating course Monitoring Dietary Behaviour. Agent-Based Modelling is a course close to her research interests. She is a regular teacher of Programming in Python, and she is involved in the IT-part of course Advanced Supply Chain Management. Sjoukje has been a teacher in nearly 20 former courses within the range of the Information Technology Group.

She is involved in an innovation project concerning peer review in education, see

WUR regularly provides PhD courses on data management plans, of which Sjoukje is one of the teachers. See here:

Sjoukje obtained her University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) in January 2016.

  • HNH-52306 - Quantified Self: Monitoring Physiology and Behaviour
  • INF-20806 - Applied Information Technology
  • INF-22306 - Programming in Python
  • INF-22803 - Intro to Data Structures and Algorithms for Health
  • INF-34806 - Agent-Based Modelling of Complex Adaptive Systems
  • YSS-32806 - Advanced Supply Chain Management
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