Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Theo van der Weide

Th.P. van der Weide received his Master’s degree in Mathematics at the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1975, and the degree of PhD in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1980. He is currently full Professor in Information Retrieval and Information Systems (IRIS) in the section Digital Security of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) at Faculty of Science from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. His main research interests include Information Systems, information retrieval, hypertext, and knowledge based systems. He is involved in the Information Foraging Lab, an interdepartmental research group focusing on the development of models and techniques supporting modern knowledge workers. IFL is a collaboration between researchers from the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) from the Faculty of Science and the Language and Speech Unit of the Faculty of Arts, both at Radboud University Nijmegen. He also is involved in an extensive research program with public universities in Uganda, supported by Nuffic. For more information, see His research activities in this project concentrate on introducing ICT in a developing context (for example, setting up an eHealth infrastructure based on mobile techniques, and employing agent technology in a secure way),using ICT in the educational process (on primary, secondary and tertiary level), and the impact of ICT on society, its culture and policy. His research in information retrieval and information systems is concerned with developing solutions to problems that arise in retrieving documents from modern distributed information systems, such as the World Wide Web. Th.P. van der Weide has much experience on all educational levels. At managerial levels, he has been director of the Nijmegen Teaching Institute for Computing and Information Science, and currently is the coordinator for the Information Science program. He has developed and taught many courses, and currently teaches the following courses: Domain Modeling Storage and Information Retrieval. He is also in charge of a community outreach project concerned with Information and Communication Technology in a different culture, an incubation course, called: GiPHouse International (a course where students learn to do an international ICT project).
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