31 May 2023
Chips that mimic the brain's adaptability and efficiency
Our world knows more and more supercomputers. But do not be mistaken: the most efficient – and perhaps more importantly: the most flexible – computing is done in the brain, human or otherwise. So what can we learn from how the brain computes? Charlotte Frenkel, recently recognized by NWO as one of the Netherlands' biggest AI talents and thus officially an ‘AiNed fellow’, intends to find out. This new grant allows Frenkel to start a team to research the possibilities of neuromorphic computer chips, inspired by the neocortex area in the brain.
24 May 2023
Learning to Run a Power Network (L2RPN) Delft 2023 competition
TU Delft is organizing the “Learning to Run a Power Network” (L2RPN) competition 2023. L2RPN is a series of competitions designed to train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) agent to operate a power network. The L2RPN Delft 2023 competition offers an exciting and exclusive opportunity for students and researchers in the Netherlands to test their AI solutions against others in a realistic and challenging environment, collaborate with fellow innovators, and win prizes up to €1500.
24 May 2023
The link between artificial intelligence (AI) and software engineering
Developments are rapid around data, algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), especially since the launch of ChatGPT late last year. Software engineering is highly relevant here, because AI systems are essentially made up of software, and also because the two fields influence each other. A conversation about the relationship between AI and software with Geert-Jan Houben, pro-vice rector of AI, Data and Digitalisation, leader of the TU Delft AI Initiative and professor of Web Information Systems, and Arie van Deursen, professor of Software Engineering at TU Delft's Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS).
17 May 2023
A new frontier for Agrivoltaics: the launch of the SYMBIOSYST project
Building a world wherein solar energy and agriculture can have a mutually beneficial relationship
11 May 2023
TU Delft and TenneT present solutions for sustainable and stable energy systems during joined symposium
Electrical power grids worldwide are becoming overloaded. This makes it essential to further develop solutions to ensure the stability of our increasingly sustainable energy system. TU Delft is proud to work at the forefront of renewing energy systems, together with industry partners like grid operator TenneT. During a symposium on the topic of net congestion and innovation, experts from the industry and academia presented their joined efforts in this field.
10 May 2023
Extreme Weather Phenomena: PHARA's 3D Radar Aims to Better Understand Them
Violent storms and heavy rains are becoming an increasingly pressing concern in today's world, with climate change posing ever greater risks for society. In the Netherlands alone, it is estimated that extreme weather will result in €745 million in damages per year. Yet, one of the biggest problems with extreme weather events is that we still poorly understand them. Thanks to the new PHARA project, funded by NWO for €3.5 million, this could be set to change. PHARA aims to create a 3D weather radar, which would be the first of its kind to measure the growth process of cloud particles.
08 May 2023
TU Delft focuses on battery of the future
A major challenge in the energy transition is the efficient and flexible storage and transportation of renewable energy. Batteries will play an important role in this. However, much research and innovation are still required. In order to encourage this, on Thursday 11 May 2023 TU Delft will be launching e4BatteryDelft: a brand-new platform that will focus on electrochemical storage of renewable energy – with respect for the world around us, in a way that is affordable and also totally European.
04 May 2023
A breakthrough that makes solar panels better than ever
Solar energy is the cheapest and most accessible form of energy. Now, it will be more efficient than ever.
18 April 2023
Peter Palensky appointed head of Electrical Sustainable Energy department
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Peter Palensky has been appointed as the new Head of the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy. He will start his term on July 1. Peter Palensky brings with him a wealth of experience in the digitalisation of the energy grid: a crucial aspect of the ongoing energy transition.
18 April 2023
Paving the way for secure and private financial crime detection
This spring, the US and UK governments jointly hosted the ‘Summit for Democracy’ – aimed at promoting and protecting democratic values. A part of this summit was the PETs Prize Challenge, designed to develop privacy-enhancing technologies to protect users in our data-driven society whilst also tackling the challenges of that increasingly digital society, such as financial fraud. In this international competition, the team of TU Delft won the second prize, developing the most effective model for detecting financial fraud such as money laundering.