Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Information

Last Namevan Vugt
First NamesFloris Tijmen
Date of Birth6 March 1984
Place of BirthLelystad
Current Mail AddressMuurbloemweg 91
2555ND Den Haag, The Netherlands
Languages Dutch (native)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)
Italian (good)



2009 - 2010
University of California UCLA, Los Angeles
Master of Arts in Theoretical Linguistics
Computational and mathematical linguistics; Teaching Assistant's training course
2007 - 2009
EHESS, ENS, Paris, France
Master Cognitive Science
Master's Thesis (supervisor Patrick Cavanagh) Tracking the time course of processing spatial prepositions using response trajectories
2007 - 2009
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
ENS Diploma
Courses in: japanese language, theatre and philosophy of religion. Completed program by obtaining the Diploma of the ENS (complimentary diploma to a Master's degree).
2002 - 2005
University College, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Bachelor of Science: Major Mathematics, Minor Philosophy
- Native Speakers "English for Academic Purposes" course.
- Off-campus course "Introduction to Choral Conducting" with Jos Vermunt, at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
- Academic Exchange to the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy
- Honours thesis on a topic in mathematical logic with Prof. Andreas Weiermann
- Diploma dated 31/08/2005


2009-2010Fulbright scholarship
2009-2010A. Richard Diebold, Jr. Graduate Fellowship Endowment in Humanities
2009-2010Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Distinction, UCLA Humanities Dept.
2008-2009Scholarship from EDF (French Electricity Company) for cognitive research in visual perception, attributed for the Master's thesis.
2007-2008Descartes: full scholarship from French Government (BGF) based on embassy selection.
2003-2004Socrates scholarship for international exchange (to Pisa, Italy).

Primary Education

1996 - 2002
OSG De Meergronden, Almere, The Netherlands
Gymnasium Science, Technology and Health (NT,G) Subject Profile
- Subjects: Dutch, English, French1+2, German1, Latin, ANW, History1, Sociology1, Physics1+2, MathematicsB1+2, Chemistry1+2, Biology1+2, Philosophy.
- Completed aansluitingsmodule Wijsbegeerte (20 slu) at Leiden University (August 7, 2001)
1994 - 1996
OBS De Klaverweide, Almere, The Netherlands
Elementary Education (Halfway form 6 until end)
1988 - 1993
OBS De Albatros, Lelystad, The Netherlands
Elementary Education (form 1 to halfway 6)


2002 - 2004
Private lessons with Stephanie van Pol
Oboe Lessons
1997 - 2002
Centrum Kunstzinnige Vorming, Almere, The Netherlands
Oboe Lessons
Teachers Huib de Munnik and Stephanie van Pol
Princess Christina Composition Competition, The Netherlands
Preparatory Musical Composition Training
Teacher Caroline Ansink
1994 - 1997
Private lessons with Huib de Munnik
Oboe Lessons


2007 - present
Paris University Club, Paris, France
5th kyu 21/12/07, 4th kyu 7/6/08
2005 - 2006
Aikido club Seika-no-itten, Almere, The Netherlands
6th kyu 13/04/06
Centre Point Almere
Squash lessons
Roeivereniging Pampus, Almere, The Netherlands
Roeibevoegdheid Skiff 1
1994 - 1998
Chess Club Almere, The Netherlands
KNSB Stap 1-4
1995 - 1996
Haddock Watersport, Almere, The Netherlands
Course "Optimist" Sailing
Judo Vereniging IJsselmeer, Lelystad, The Netherlands
Yellow belt

Working Experience

Teaching and related

Spring 2009
University Paris-I Sorbonne, France
Teaching 2nd year philosophical logic course
9/2002 - 5/2005
Student Center "De Uitwijk," Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Go Teacher
2001 - now
Individual tutor for additional training
From time to time I tutor privately. Among the subjects I tutor(ed) in, are:
- Medium level Math for IB final exams.
- Mathematics VWO exams.
- Physics HAVO exams.
- Dutch and English.
- Statistics at university level.
2001 - 2002
OSG De Meergronden, Almere, The Netherlands
"Tutor" for additional training
I tutored in English, Mathematics and Physics


Summer 2010
UCLA Linguistics Department, professors Ed Stabler and Bruce Hayes
Programming (tree drawing, CKY tree-collection, CKY parsing implementation for minimalist grammars, FeaturePad educational software package).
Summer 2009
CAV-lab, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, University Paris-Descartes, France
CDD (Research position)
7/2005 - 2/2007
OTS Utrecht Where of Linguistics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Computational Assistant
Writing software to accomodate data entry, display and searching via the Internet for the various research projects at the institute. Supervisors Alexis Dimitriadis, Martin Everaert.

Other: computer science

1998 - 2002
OSG De Meergronden, Almere, The Netherlands
Computer Programmer of Educational Software
Although I was not officially employed, De Meergronden bought several of my educational software packages: VocaV, Teacher German (collaboration with Willem Goppel), MeerGram among others, which are still being used.
Several weeks in: summer 2001, winter 2002 and winter 2003
Hervé de Mézérac, Agriculture Biologique, Canon, France
Computer Programmer for Financial Administration


9/2007 - now
Le Concert Latin, ENS, Paris, France
9/2007 - 2/2008
Choeurs et Orchestres des Grandes Écoles (COGE), Paris, France
2nd Oboe
Youth Choir "Spirit", Rhenen, The Netherlands
12/2005 - 2/2006
Utrechtse Studenten Cantorij
Conductor Dirkjan Horringa
Oct, Nov 2004
Orchestra Giovanile Universitaria
Oboe Player
Conductor Francesco Pasqualetti
Sept 2004 - Jan 2005
Coro Vincenzo Galilei, Scuola Normale Superiore
Conductor Francesco Rizzi
Several periods, 6-7-8/2004, 3-4/2006
Chapel choir St. Lucas-Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam
Replacing the regular conductor.
UCSA Orchestra, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands
9/2002 - 6/2005
UCSA Choir, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands
2001 - 2003
Andreas Tiener- en Kinderkoor, Almere, The Netherlands
Piano Accompanist
Conducted by Anneke de Wijs
1998 - 2002
Centrum Kunstzinnige Vorming, Almere, The Netherlands
Oboe player in Almere Youth Symphony Orchestra (AJSO)
Conducted by Hans Welle


2003 - 2007
Rederij Noord-Zuid, The Blue Boat Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tour Guide in various languages for Amsterdam Canal Cruise Tours
During May/June/July 2003 as well as during April-June 2007 I did this almost full-time.
Spring semester 2004
University College Student Association, University College Utrecht
Chairman of the UCSA Yearbook Committee
Producing the yearbook; collecting pieces, doing layout, prepare for the printer
1999 - 2002
OSG De Meergronden, Almere, The Netherlands
Chief Editor of School Newspaper "Paperclip"

Other Events

Period/Date Event
2010 Spring Quarter Co-organising the UCLA Fulbright Seminar Campus to Community: The University's Role in Moral Education with Ann Zwicker Kerr.
25-28 March 2010 Participating in Fulbright Enrichment Program Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Fostering Change through Social Entrepreneurship in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
2009 Fall QuarterEarly Music Ensemble course at UCLA Music department.
2006 Nov - 2007 JanTravelling individually to Nepal, Kathmandu, following an introductory course on Tibetan Buddhism at Kopan Gompa monastery; visiting Langtang national park close to the Tibetan border; visiting briefly India: Varanasi and Bodhgaya.
2006 Mar - JunOboe lessons with Andries Boelens.
2005 Jan/FebrImprovising oboe and piano music and writing some modest choral music for the theatre performance (Feb 16 - Feb 19) of Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Madeleine Blackwell and in collaboration with Tjitze Vogel.
2004 Octobre/NovembreOboe lessons with maestro Alberto Castellani, Firenze, Italy.
2004 May 14Paper "On the problem of particular affirmatives in Leibniz's original formulation of logical calculus" published in the UCU academic magazine Eidos.
2004 March 15-20Made a documentary movie (approx. 35') about the University College Poland Trip, in which about 15 students visited Poland, Krakau and the former concentration camp Auschwitz, and participated in the journey.
2004 Jan/FebComposed and played piano and oboe music for the theatre performance (Feb 22 - Feb 27) of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Madeleine Blackwell.
2003 Oct 21Participated in finals of NKP: National Dutch Programming Competition, ended 12th in a three-headed team.
2003 MarchPlayed piano accompaniment for a performance of the musical Chicago on the UCU campus.
2002 July/AugParticipated in YFU International Exchange "Dutch War Victims Program"; 5 weeks in Japan: visit to Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto and 4 weeks stay with host family.
2002 JuneTour to Prague (Czech Republic) with the AJSO orchestra.
4/5-2002Participated in Jury of Kunstbende Regional and National Competition Multimedia.
2001Photographed for University of Amsterdam Publicity Campaign "Toekomstvisies"
2001Kunstbende National Competition, 1st Prize Multimedia (film "Leeg")
2001Selected among 6 others for and participated in National Final of GNE English Speaking Competition.
2001Kunstbende Regional Competition, 1st Prize Multimedia (film "Leeg"), 1st Prize Taal (short story "Ik zoek naar iets dat mijn knaps kan bevatten").
26-11-2000Participated as co-presentor in radio emission Klassiek Enzo, Roland Kieft
2000Kunstbende Regional Competition, 2nd Prize Video (film "Spel van het Leven"), 3rd Prize Music (together with Emma Strijdhorst and Johan Fretz).
1999Prinses Christina Composition Competition (composition "Thema")
1999Short-listed in National GNE Young Writers Competition (short story "Letter").
1999Kunstbende Regional Competition, Eervolle vermelding Taal (short story)
1999CKV Almere Talent Concours; 3rd Prize playing oboe.
19982nd prize "Winter Kamp" Youth "A" Almere Chess tournament.
1995-19961st prize Youth "A" Almere Chess tournament.


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