Joris lives in the geographical center of The Netherlands, Utrecht, where he started his academic education Computational Science
In (aug) 2002 he (finally
) obtained his master's degree by finishing his Master's thesis resulting from research into parallel matrix-vector multiplication on supercomputers
In 1997 he started working (parttime) at Accent Pointe
, the IT department of Accent Groupe, a market maker company at the Amsterdam Euronext Exchange
From aug 2002 he continued working at Accent Pointe, but on a full-time basis, where his major occupation became the development of a new portfolio management model (like Black & Scholes, Binominal trees, etc.) and a fast (parallel) implementation.
Besides this major occupation, several minor engineering projects ensure his programming skills are kept up to date