PhD Council

PhD Council Mathematics and Computer Science

The PhD students make up the largest community in the faculty. As a PhD Council we represent the community in the decision making process. The council has quarterly meetings with the dean of the graduate school of our department. These meetings provide the opportunity to give feedback to the management and to request new changes. Furthermore, we believe that all PhD students can benefit from being in touch with each other, alumni and students therefore we encourage and facilitate this through social events.

How to join

Currently, each research group is represented by at least one council member, however, If you would like to join the council for organizing events and representing the PhD students towards faculty management, do not hesitate to write an e-mail to or contact one of our members.


If you have ideas / suggestions / issues that you’d like the PhD council to address please send an e-mail to

Members of the PhD Council

A&VThom Castermans
CASARien de Böck
Sarah Gaaf
Pranav Madhikar
DMJorn van der PolSecretary
Christine van VredendaalChair
IS-WSK&IEduardo Gonzalez Lopez de Murillas

Sander Leemans

MDSESander de PutterWebsite editor
Ana Sutii
SENSStefan Thaler
STOMurtuza Abidini
Gianmarco BetCommunications
Alessandro Garavaglia
Britt MathijsenTreasurer

* Clicking the name of a member opens a link to their employee-page with contact details.