Speed Dating with Industry

The Local Organising Committee has invited companies to delegate employees to provide inspiration, ideas and guidance to PhD students and other participants at the NMC 2021 online Speed Dating Event. The session will offer the participants of the NMC an invaluable opportunity to gain a better understanding of the variety of career paths. You are encouraged to talk generally about career paths, traineeships, job opportunities and to explore opportunities for collaboration.

Participants from the Industry

ABN AMRO is one of the 3 large Dutch banks and is active in Retail Banking (consumer), Private Banking, Commercial Banking (SMEs) and Corporate & Institutional Banking (Large Corporates & Financial Institutions). Our history dates back to the 18th century through the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij. ABN AMRO has around 21,000 employees and is active around the globe.

Working at ABN AMRO The financial world has never been as dynamic as it is today. The time for you to join forces with us to make banking faster, easier and smarter is now. Technology is evolving at lightning speed and drive of innovation has a major impact on the financial system. We need your talents to help make our bank future-proof! Whatever your interests or background, we challenge you to use your creativity to innovate the future. We offer a work environment that lets you explore your enterprising spirit and gives you the freedom to develop yourself, both professionally and personally. We want you to feel responsible for your work, because you are.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Job opportunities ♦ collaboration 

CQM (Consultants in Quantitative Methods) is an Eindhoven-based top-notch quantitative methods consultancy. We apply data science and mathematical modelling to design, plan and control supply networks and innovate products and manufacturing processes.

For more than 40 years, CQM has been helping organizations make complex processes transparent, thereby enabling our clients to make the best fact-based decisions for their organization and operating results. To do this, we immerse ourselves in their business situation. We empathize and collaborate with them; determined to tackle problems together as one team. CQM employs around 40 skilled and talented consultants, all with an academic background in mathematics or related field, who work with exceptional expertise, curiosity and unprecedented passion to solve the most complex issues. We are at the forefront of data science to offer the best, practically applicable solution for clients such as Ahold, AirLiquide, ASML, FrieslandCampina, Heisterkamp, Newport, NS, Philips, and ProRail.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Internships ♦ job opportunities ♦ collaboration 

IMC is a leading global market maker, using algorithmic trading and advanced technology to buy and sell securities on multiple trading venues worldwide. We provide liquidity to the financial markets, driving efficiencies for buyers and sellers.

We operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. Our employees work closely together in multidisciplinary teams, making our success possible.

Technology – At IMC, technology is not a department, it is at the heart of everything we do. Our technologists push the limits of possibility, and then look beyond. In our fast-paced environment, short feedback loops mean projects worked on in the morning can enter production the next day.

Trading – Although our traders come from many backgrounds they all have one thing in common: they are at their best solving complex problems. Their insight into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we are trading in the right place, at the right time.

Discover our internship and graduate opportunities at careers.imc.com.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Internships and traineeships ♦ job opportunities ♦ collaboration 

Those operating in an environment that’s as dynamic as the sea itself  need access to expert knowledge and independent research. Maritime research institute MARIN is a provider of advanced hydrodynamic and nautical expertise to the international maritime industry and governments. We do this based on the latest calculation and testing facilities, full-scale measurement and simulators, and by working together with our extensive innovation and research network. All this accumulated expertise helps us to realise our goal: the development of cleaner, safer and smarter ships and sustainable use of the sea. Founded in 1932, MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) is based in Wageningen and employs a staff of 400.

MARIN, Better ships, Blue oceans

Open for discussion on: ♦ Knowledge exchange ♦ collaboration 

If you thrive in an environment where you are propelled to new limits every day, then Optiver is the place for you. So, what is it that we do and why does it lie at the cutting-edge of technology, trading and research?

A never-ending pursuit of excellence. 

We are market makers. In simple terms, we provide bid-ask prices for financial products in exchanges all over the world. This creates the liquidity needed to keep the markets viable and allow everyone to trade at will. In essence, we improve the market and give it stability even in times of extreme volatility. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly but that also makes what we do so exciting.

Pushing the envelope one idea at a time. 

Every day at Optiver is an opportunity to solve the seemingly impossible. For you to build, code, develop and strategise something that pushes the boundaries of technological and analytical possibility. Every team member has an integral part to play in this endeavour. From traders, developers, engineers, researchers and support, we all strive towards finding solutions to incredibly complex problems. It’s a melting pot of dynamic thought, simple execution and pioneering spirits.

To continue innovating in our category, we select those whose brilliance will shine. We value potential over current expertise, which is why we hire candidates from a wide range of fields. We look forward to meeting you – as you could well be our newest, most- valued teammate.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Job opportunities ♦ collaboration 

The Mathware department of Sioux Technologies gives a kickstart to high-tech innovation by applying the latest scientific insights in the field of data science & machine learning, image analysis and advanced optimization algorithms.

We offer our expertise in the form of consulting or on a flexible project-by-project basis, in which we translate problems into descriptive models. Our projects contain, but are not limited to:

  • Optimization: advanced machine calibration and control technology, controlling logistic processes, etc.
  • Data Science & Machine Learning: advanced and automated information extraction from sensor data, image or text.
  • Image Analysis:  interpreting camera images, CT scan data, hyperspectral data or video sequences, to create new intelligent machines and applications.
  • Computational Physics: Speed up design processes through detailed physical modelling.
  • Scientific Computing: Enable the use of complex algorithms in time-critical calculation steps or on embedded devices.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Job opportunities ♦ collaboration 

VORtech is a company of scientific software developers. We develop software for predictions, simulations, optimization, and analysis for a wide range of applications. Our customers come from different sectors, including water management, oil and gas, environmental management, traffic management and the process industry. We are a services company: we do not have our own proprietary software products, but we work on our customers’ software in close collaboration with the experts from the customer.

Our ambition is to be a leading company in our sector, offering the best and the latest in terms of technology and the best in terms of quality and service. Our team of 25 consists of people with a PhD or MSc background in one of the STEM fields. Sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues and customers and having fun in the work that we do are prime drivers for us.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Internships ♦ Knowledge exchange ♦ collaboration 

Witteveen+Bos’ engineers and consultants possess an intrinsic drive to resolve complex issues and help society to progress. The energy transition, climate adaptation, flooding problems, healthy cities, circular economy and large-scale replacement of infrastructure are only some of the major challenges that we can help with. Witteveen+Bos advises and helps clients in making the right choices. At the core, our work is about knowledge: bringing together the right expertise to help solve these challenges in a sustainable manner.

Open for discussion on: ♦ Job opportunities ♦ collaboration