Riaan studied Artificial Intelligence and Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam. For both of his studies he obtained his masters degree in 2018, he obtained the former degree cum laude. His master’s thesis for the studies Artificial Intelligence was titled; ‘Explaining the Mistakes of Neural Networks with Latent Sympathetic Examples.’
In July 2018, Riaan started his PhD at the Biomedical Engineering and Physics department at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location AMC. In collaboration with the Intelligent Sensory Information Systems laboratory, he works on applying transfer learning in conjunction with deep learning to follow up stroke lesion segmentation on CT and MR scans.