Master in Mathematics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1986.
Research assistant Department of Computer Science Utrecht University, Netherlands, 1983-1986. Postdoctoral fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987. Docent Utrecht University, 1987—2003, senior docent, since 2003.
Member European Association Theoretical Computer Science.
Son of Klaus Bachelor of Arts and M. K. (Groote) B. Married Brigitte J. Peters, October 21, 1986. Children: Marijke, Wim, Annefleur.