16 September 2020
TU Delft launches tool to calculate efficiency of solar panels
The installation of solar panels is one of the many ways to make the built environment more sustainable. However, the investment required to purchase and install the panels can prevent homeowners, businesses and governments from taking the risk. The efficiency of the solar panels depends on many factors, like the location and the angle in which they are installed. Therefore, researchers at TU Delft have now developed a calculation tool that can accurately calculate how long it takes to recoup the purchase of the panels.
04 September 2020
Game Boy forever! Thanks to intermittent computing
A hand-held videogame console allowing indefinite gameplay may be a parent’s worst nightmare. But it is not a toy! It is a scientific tool, developed by researchers from TU Delft and Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) who decided to push the boundaries of batteryless intermittent computing into the realm of fun and interaction. It is also another step towards a sustainable future.
29 July 2020
TU Delft opens up 16 positions for Assistant Professors in AI (related) research
TU Delft announced it is recruiting 16 talented researchers to become a member of a thriving Artificial Intelligence (AI) community that fosters cross-fertilisation between talents with different expertise and disciplines. The positions are aimed at both AI experts as well as those who wish to apply AI in their Science, Technology, Engineering or Design field.
21 July 2020
Do IoT Fieldlab taking shape with the construction of technical infrastructure
Construction of the new Do IoT (Delft on Internet of Things) Fieldlab will continue to progress during the next few months. Thanks to a financial contribution from the ‘Kansen voor West’ programme, which is receiving funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the work on building the required technical infrastructure can begin.
18 June 2020
Impulse health & technology research with nine new Medical Delta professors
Nine professors are now allowed to call themselves ‘Medical Delta professors’. They received a dual appointment at two or more academic institutions (LUMC, Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus MC, Erasmus University) that are affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology research once again.
16 June 2020
Autonomous greenhouse: computer grows the best tomatoes and beats professional growers
04 June 2020
A virtual inner voice can help develop social skills
Social interactions make up a large part of our life, but social skills don’t come naturally to all. You can train them with self-help books or courses, and in recent years also with training systems based on supporting technologies such as virtual reality.
02 June 2020
TU Delft launches first eight TU Delft AI Labs
How can artificial intelligence (AI) accelerate scientific progress? Delft scientists will investigate this question in eight new 'TU Delft AI Labs'.
29 May 2020
The real risks of a pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reflection on our society and shows us just how vulnerable we are, despite all the advanced mathematical models that are supposed to make policy- and decision-makers aware of the potential risks associated with a pandemic. ‘Yet,’ write scientists Pasquale Cirillo (TU Delft) and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (New York University) in their recently published paper in Nature Physics, ‘most of these models do not look at the tail risk of infectious diseases, and there is very little questioning of the reliability of the various parameters.’ According to the scientists, extreme value theory (EVT) offers a solution for modelling the actual risks of a pandemic.
28 May 2020