dr. ir. Jan Van Haaren

Football Analytics Professional

I am Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO) at SciSports and a Research Fellow at KU Leuven.

SciSports Amersfoort
Amsterdamseweg 18
3812RS Amersfoort
The Netherlands
Contact information

Profile

I am a versatile and well-organized data scientist with a background in artificial intelligence and computer science who has a keen eye for detail. I have developed several machine-learning algorithms addressing problems in sports as well as other real-world applications. I am currently Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO) at Dutch football analytics company SciSports and a Research Fellow of the DTAI research group at KU Leuven.

Expertise

Football analytics

Artificial intelligence

Computer science

Team leadership

Talks

Wednesday November 13th, 2019

Scouting Football Players by Squeezing Every Last Drop out of Match Event Data

Barça Sports Analytics Summit

Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday June 4th, 2019

Choke or Shine? Quantifying Football Players' Abilities to Perform Under Mental Pressure

Netherlands Sports Analytics Conference

Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Taking Guessing Out of Talent Spotting: Valuing Player Actions in Football

Sportdata and Performance Forum

University of Physical Education, Budapest, Hungary

Monday May 7th, 2018

The Future of AI in Football

Netherlands Sports Analytics Conference

Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

Characterizing and Distinguishing Between Roles of Football Players

Open Football Analytics Night (invitation only)

SciSports, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Friday March 9th, 2018

Actions Speak Louder Than Goals: Valuing Player Actions in Soccer

Spring Meeting on Mining and Learning (invitation only)

Hotel Saigerhöh, Titisee, Germany

Wednesday January 17th, 2018

AI is Ready to Revolutionize the Field of Football Analytics

Open Football Analytics Night (invitation only)

SciSports, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Friday November 24th, 2017

Beyond xG Models: Assessing Football Players Using Big Data and AI

United Kingdom Sports Analytics Conference

KPMG, London, United Kingdom

Skills

Sports analytics
Machine learning
Deep learning
Software engineering

Work experience

October 2019 - Present

Chief Product & Technology Officer

SciSports

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

October 2017 - October 2019

Head of Data & Analytics

SciSports

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

January 2017 - October 2017

Artificial Intelligence Expert

SciSports

Amersfoort, The Netherlands

January 2017 - Present

Research Fellow

KU Leuven — University of Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

September 2011 - December 2016

Doctoral Researcher

KU Leuven — University of Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

Education

2011 - 2016

PhD in Engineering Science: Computer Science — Artificial Intelligence

KU Leuven — University of Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

2009 - 2011

Master of Science: Computer Science — Artificial Intelligence

KU Leuven — University of Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Science: Informatics

KU Leuven — University of Leuven

Leuven, Belgium