Allard Oelen

Research Assistant

I obtained my bachelor and master degree in Information Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). During my masters, I focused on ICT for Development (ICT4D) specifically, on how to design and develop low-cost IoT devices for rural areas in Africa. After being a Teaching Assistant for multiple courses at VU Amsterdam, I joined VU as a Research Assistant to work on the OpenCourseWare platform Additionally, I am a full-stack web developer and I enjoy working on the front-end, especially with new and emerging web technologies.

Currently I am working as a Research Assistant and as a PhD student in the Joint Lab of TIB and L3S Research Center.


My research activities are focused on the following fields:

  • Semantic and Web Technologies
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Crowd-sourced and Collaborative Knowledge Graph Authoring
  • Web accessibility, Accessible OpenCourseWare
  • User Interface Design and Development, User Experience Engineering


Email: allard.oelentibeu
Phone: +49 511 762-17089