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Niels Bogaards

R&D engineer | Co-founder Bookarang

Niels Bogaards has been working at the intersection of technology and culture for more than 20 years. After studying music technology at HKU, Niels worked at MONM/De Waag on a networked collaborative multimedia synthesiser. He then worked at the research institute IRCAM in Paris as an R&D engineer responsible for sound analysis and visualisation tools. Back in the Netherlands, he started Elephantcandy, a company specialising in music apps for mobile devices. In a European context, this led to collaborations with BBC, Fraunhofer and NTR, among others. In 2013, Niels was one of the founders of Bookarang, which focuses on content-based book recommendations. At Bookarang, Niels leads a team of researchers and developers developing technology to read, compare and recommend books through AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Since 2020, Bookarang has been part of NBD Biblion.


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