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Age K. Smilde received his MSc in Econometrics at the University of Groningen in 1986. He moved to the Department of Pharmacy in the same city where he did his PhD in Analytical Chemistry. His PhD was on "Multivariate Calibration of Reversed Phase Chromatographic Systems", and he received his degree in 1990. In the year 1992, he visited the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (Seattle, USA), where he worked together with Prof. Bruce Kowalski.
In 1993, he returned to the Netherlands and in June 1993 became full professor of Process Analysis and Chemometrics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. From May 2003 to August 2008, he was working part-time as program manager biostatistics at TNO Quality of Life and continued working part-time at the University of Amsterdam. In January 2004, he became professor of Biosystems Data Analysis (BDA) and started the group with the same name at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. As of June 1, 2013, Age has been appointed as a part-time professor of Computational Systems Biology at the University of Copenhagen at the Faculty of Sciences.
He is the Eastern Analytical Symposium 2006 Award Recipient for Achievements in Chemometrics. In 1996 he was chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on Statistics in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Oxford (UK). Together with Rasmus Bro and Paul Geladi he wrote the book Multiway Analysis: Applications in the Chemical Sciences. His CV can be downloaded here.
His research interest is multiset data analysis and its implementation in different fields of biology; such as medical biology, nutritional science, biotechnology and systems biology. He has also a profound interest in philosophy in general and in the philosophy of science in particular. He also likes traveling and hiking