Natalia R Kunst
Natalia R Kunst holds two MSc degrees, one in European Studies with a major in Economics and EU Finance (Gdansk University of Technology) and another in Management with a major in Accounting and Finance (Gdynia University). She has been working as a health economic consultant performing model-based evaluations for HTA purposes and developing decision-analytic models in many therapeutic areas such as oncology, neurology and immunology. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Her PhD focuses on the inclusion of real-world data in decision-analytic modeling using the case of metastatic colorectal cancer. In the project, she utilizes extensive data coupled from several Norwegian registries. Building a disease simulation model, investigating the disease patterns and performing cost-effectiveness analyses for treatment and diagnostics, are three of the main tasks of the project.
Tim van de Brug
Tim van de Brug focuses his research on statistical methodology for neuroimaging and high-dimensional data analysis. He also does statistical consultancy for various departments within VUmc. Before, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics of VU University. He did research on probability theory and statistical physics and has been a speaker at conferences in Vancouver, Abu Dhabi, India, Brazil, Buenos Aires and Europe. At VU, he lectured several courses in statistics and data analysis. Earlier, he has worked a couple of years at ABN AMRO Asset Management. There he built simulation models for forecasting and optimizing the performance of quantitative investment strategies, and decision support software for the portfolio management processes. Tim holds a PhD in Mathematics from VU.