Duco Veen

Assistant Professor

University Medical Center Utrecht

Extraordinary Professor

North-West University

I currently hold an Assistant Professor position at the department of Global Health situated at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the University Medical Center Utrecht. In that capacity I’m involved in the COVID-RED, AI for Health, and Trials@Home projects. Besides that I’m appointed as Extraordinary Professor at the Optentia Research Programme of North-West University, South Africa. I’m involved in the Stan project. Stan is “freedom-respecting, open-source software for facilitating statistical inference at the frontiers of applied statistics”. I work on the development of ShinyStan and have been elected as member of the Stan Governing Body.


  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Expert Elicitation
  • Bayesian workflow
  • Randomized Repsonse Methodology


  • PhD in Methodology and Statistics, 2020

    Utrecht University

  • MSc Methodology and Statistics in the behavioral, social and biomedical sciences (Cum Laude), 2016

    Utrecht University

  • BSc in PSychology, 2014

    University of Twente