Jan Simson


Jan’s work typically lies at the intersection of Data Science and Psychology, trying to bring insights from one field into the other. He is working on increasing the robustness and fairness of AI models used for decision making and improving the data sourcing process to train future AI models on more representative data.

He received his Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Konstanz in Germany, after previously completing a vocational education as a Specialised Computer Scientist in Application Development. In 2021, he received his Master’s Degree in Psychology: Behavioural Data Science at the University of Amsterdam.

In between his Bachelor’s and Master’s, Jan spend a year working at The Music Lab at Harvard University, helping to develop a citizen science website and trying to better understand how we perceive music. He has been working as a web developer alongside his studies and has helped with the development of new analyses for JASP as free and open-source statistics application. Before returning to academia, Jan was working as a Data Analyst at Picnic, a grocery-delivery startup founded in the Netherlands, where he conducted analyses of the company’s pricing and developed multiple internal tools, dashboards and automations.

relAI Topics: Automated decision-making, Human-centered AI