07 April 2021
Stopping Alzheimer’s before it starts
This week the Dutch project ABOARD (A personalized medicine approach for Alzheimer’s disease), a collaboration of more than thirty partners, has been launched. ABOARD aims to prepare for a future in which Alzheimer’s disease is stopped before dementia has started. ABOARD achieves this by improving diagnostic markers, developing personalized risk scores and by focusing on prevention through increased awareness of dementia and brain health.
26 March 2021
TU Delft builds supercomputer on own campus
TU Delft is building the Delft High-Performance Computing Centre (DHPC). This supercomputer complements existing national and cloud-based facilities, and offers academics and students greater flexibility when conducting their research. The arrival of the supercomputer is accompanied by a comprehensive training programme addressing the effective use of computing facilities.
08 March 2021
International Women's Day 2021
10 February 2021
5.7 million euro for hybrid energy storage systems
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has allocated 5.7 million euro to FLEXINet. In the upcoming years, the FLEXINet consortium will develop hybrid energy storage systems – capable of storing both heat and electricity. Pavol Bauer, professor at TU Delft and project leader and coordinator: ‘The aim of FLEXINet is a system that accelerates the energy transition. We hope to make a substantial contribution to reaching climate targets by cleverly combining various techniques – think of blending recycled batteries with flexible heat pumps and the charging of electric cars.’
09 February 2021
TU Delft scores at Olympic Games for chip designers
De Olympische Spelen vormen een graadmeter voor de sportprestaties per land. Maar wat weinig mensen weten, is dat er in de wereld van geïntegreerde schakelingen (chips) en slimme sensoren ook zo’n sportief meetmoment bestaat. Namelijk: de ISSCC. Voluit: de International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Het zijn de Olympische Spelen voor chipontwerpers, en die kent een geheel eigen medaillespiegel. Een klassement waarin de TU Delft tot de absolute top behoort.
28 January 2021
TU Delft launches new series of TU Delft AI Labs
TU Delft is launching a new series of eight TU Delft AI Labs today. In these labs, scientists are using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate scientific progress and help solve societal issues. Another eight labs will be launched later in 2021, bringing the total to 24. In the past year, almost all sixteen of the new Assistant Professor posts opened as part of this programme thus far have been filled. The recruitment of 32 PhD students for the new TU Delft AI Labs will start end of February. In addition, TU Delft will present the labs at the MIT European career fair on 25 February.
20 January 2021
Cynthia Liem new member of The Young Academy
The Young Academy has appointed ten new members of which EEMCS scientist Cynthia Liem.
11 January 2021
DSM and TU Delft launch AI4B.io Lab
Royal DSM and TU Delft today announce the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences (the AI4B.io Lab). This laboratory will be the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to full-scale biomanufacturing, from microbial strain development to process optimization and scheduling.
06 January 2021
Start-up Geronimo.AI uses artificial intelligence to create order in data
Royal HaskoningDHV and Delft University of Technology have agreed to further strengthen the existing collaboration in research, field labs, innovation, start-ups, education and talent. To this effect, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed last Thursday by Royal HaskoningDHV CEO Erik Oostwegel and Delft University of Technology President and Rector Magnificus Tim van der Hagen.
09 December 2020
ERC Consolidator grants for TU Delft researchers
The ERC has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Stan Brouns, Kristof Cools and Simon Gröblacher from TU Delft. With this support, they will be able to consolidate their teams and have farreaching impact. It was the first ERC Consolidator Grant application process that was conducted completely online.
08 December 2020
Is it memory? Is it a processor? No, it’s both and super-efficient!
Emerging applications for Internet of Things devices – such as personalised healthcare, augmented reality and artificial intelligence – require vast computational power to be integrated into the device itself, but at only a fraction of the energy consumption attainable with current computer architectures. Researchers of the MNEMOSENE project# provided a proof-of-concept of an ultra-low power Computation-in-Memory architecture – a feat for which overall project leader Professor Said Hamdioui was recently presented the prestigious European Union ECS Innovation Award 2020.
03 December 2020
TU Delft appoints ‘Pro Vice-Rector’ of AI, Data and Digitalisation
The Executive Board of TU Delft has appointed Professor Geert-Jan Houben as Pro Vice-Rector Magnificus of Artificial Intelligence, Data and Digitalisation (PVR AI) with effect from 1 December 2020. In this role Houben will be leading the TU Delft AI Initiative and promoting regional, national and international co-operation on this theme.
23 November 2020
Photovoltatronics: smart solar cells that talk to each other
Imagine you’re looking at a skyscraper. Every single piece of their surface is generating and storing its own electricity!
20 November 2020
Team ZED from the Delft University of Technology has won 4TU Impact Challenge
Team ZED has won the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge and goes to the World Expo in Dubai.
17 November 2020
Georgios Andreadis: TU Delft Best Graduate
Today, at the online TU Delft Best Graduate Award Ceremony 2020, eight recently graduated engineers presented their research and results of their excellent master thesis. Georgios Andreadis, graduate of the Faculty of EEMCS received the prestigious title TU Delft Best Graduate.
05 November 2020
Fourteen TU Delft researchers receive Veni grant
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to fourteen highly promising young TU Delft scientists.
03 November 2020
Successful international conference on the future of smart grids
The 10th edition of the IEEE PES ISGT Europe Conference, a flagship conference of IEEE Power & Energy Society, was hosted by the TU Delft this year. It was very successfully organized in a virtual fashion. Participants joined from 47 different countries, spread over five continents, with more than 30% having an affiliation outside Europe.
16 October 2020
University satellite in space for 12.5 years
Since April 2008, the first Dutch-made university satellite has been in orbit around the earth. In a new episode of De ProfCast Chris Verhoeven talks about the origins and relevance of Delfi-C3.
30 September 2020
Lucas van Vliet appointed Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
16 September 2020
TU Delft launches tool to calculate energy yield 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
In Memoriam – Earl McCune (1956 – 2020)
27 May 2020
Intermittent computing to replace trillions of batteries
11 May 2020
Royal Academy selects Barbara Terhal as a member
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected eighteen new members, four of whom are from TU Delft. One of them includes Barbara Terhal, a professor at the EEMCS Department and a staff member at QuTech since 2017.
08 April 2020
A bit of math to constrain epidemics
02 April 2020
A post-coronavirus society
19 February 2020
Cryo-chip overcomes obstacle to large-scale quantum computers
11 February 2020
Listening tip: De ProfCast
In this monthly podcast, Marieke and Tijs will be talking to various EEMCS professors. What are they driven by? Where does their fascination with science come from?
06 February 2020
TU Delft and the National Library of the Netherlands launch Future Libraries Lab
TU Delft and the Royal Library of the Netherlands (KB) are launching the Future Libraries Lab
23 January 2020
Pablo Cesar awarded the 2020 Netherlands Prize for ICT Research
The 2020 Netherlands Prize for ICT Research is to be awarded to Pablo Cesar for his research on modelling and controlling complex collections of media objects.
09 January 2020
€3.3m research funding to establish trust in the internet economy
Sovereignty4Europe, an interdisciplinary research project that aims to start an online community of 50,000 internet users to evaluate the principles of an ‘internet of trust’, has received €3.3 million of research funding.
20 December 2019
New project SAM-FMS studies scheduling in cyber-physical systems
New project SAM-FMS studies scheduling in cyber-physical systems
16 December 2019
Brace yourself, there’s a sandstorm coming!
Suddenly your car is covered in a thin layer of yellow-brown sand, and the sky turns orange-red. Your neighbour covers her mouth with a scarf as she walks past with her shopping trolley. And your phone makes a shrill, loud beeping noise: a message from the government. Keep doors and windows closed. This is a reality that has become commonplace in China as the country is regularly hit by large, violent sandstorms. Jianbing Jin (TU Delft) has spent the last few years researching this crippling phenomenon, and trying to figure out how and where sand particles blow into the air.