27 September 2021
ROBUST: multi-year research into more reliable artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to solve some of society's most important challenges, for example the mounting pressure on healthcare, while at the same time enriching and improving many other aspects of our society, such as transport. In short, the impact of AI is enormous, and it may even become the foundation of our future. Therefore, it is extra important that we are sure that all developed AI systems and techniques are completely reliable. The ROBUST consortium, in which TU Delft plays an essential role in the field of fundamental and applied AI knowledge, investigates how AI-based systems can be made safer and more reliable – and thus better contribute to social issues.
24 September 2021
TU Delft set to future-proof electricity grid
In order to ensure that the electricity grid is prepared for the future, TU Delft, the Dutch government and partners including grid operator TenneT have joined forces to build a brand-new laboratory: the Electrical Sustainable Power Lab, otherwise known as the ESP Lab. The laboratory – described as a ‘veritable temple of sustainability’ – will be officially opened on the afternoon of Friday, 1 October 2021.
22 September 2021
Now everyone can build battery-free electronic devices
Last year, computer engineers from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Northwestern University introduced the world’s first battery-free Game Boy, which harvests both solar energy and the user’s kinetic energy from button mashing to power an unlimited lifetime of game play. The same team now introduces a new platform that enables makers, hobbyists and novice programmers to build their own battery-free electronic devices that run with intermittent, harvested energy.
16 September 2021
Position paper: AI as an accelerator of the energy transition
Making a significant contribution to creating opportunities for a CO2-free energy system, this is what 150 representatives from the business community, knowledge institutions and government are working on within the Dutch AI Coalition. The Energy and Sustainability working group collaborated on the position paper 'AI as an accelerator of the energy transition', which sets out the opportunities for a CO2-free energy system. Researchers from TU Delft have made an active contribution to this agenda.
10 September 2021
Design & AI
Check out the new webpage on ‘Design & AI’ by Industrial Design Engineering and explore the work of Delft design researchers who offer a human-centred approach. By incorporating the needs of people and organisations with the latest developments in technology, the design researchers translate abstract AI concepts into tangible designs. This holistic and integrated design research approach is crucial for the impact of AI and possible commercial innovation.
26 August 2021
#SIGCOMM 2021 Best paper: "Seven years in the life of Hypergiants' off-nets"
Prof. Georgios Smaragdakis (Cybersecurity group) and colleagues from UCL, Microsoft, Columbia University, and FORTH were awarded the Best paper award in ACM SIGCOMM 2021 for their paper: "Seven Years in the Life of Supergiants' off-nets." SIGCOMM is the ACM flagship conference in Internet Architecture and Networking.
04 August 2021
New method to measure loss of signal in far-infrared instruments
23 July 2021
ESP Lab nominated for NRP Gulden Feniks award 2021
The Electrical Sustainable Power Lab (ESP Lab) has been nominated for the NRP Gulden Feniks award for 2021. After making a selection from the 54 entries, the jury of experts visited the selected projects and then nominated eight projects. The ESP Lab is competing for this prestigious award along with the seven other nominees; they are among the very best examples of renovation and transformation projects.
23 July 2021
The story behind the posters in Mekelpark
If you were on campus between 14 and 18 June, you cannot have failed to see the long series of posters in Mekelpark showing the broad spectrum of Systems Engineering. From fast food delivery drones to jellyfish alarms and smart beehives. But where did the posters come from?
23 July 2021
More than 250 papers in less than 2 months
Vibrant groups full of creativity and interesting new research, but above all: a new batch of bachelor students ready for all the possible academic hurdles they will face during their master's. The new "Research Project" of the renewed Computer Science and Engineering curriculum is a great success! But what made that possible?
07 July 2021
Convergence Alliance: ecosystem in South Holland
Using the region as living lab, the Convergence Alliance creates a leading research and innovation ecosystem in South Holland, with great (inter)national appeal and ambitions. One of the knowledge cluster of the alliance is ‘AI, Data & Digitalisation’, with representatives from the universities of Leiden, Rotterdam and Delft and Leiden University Medical Center and Erasmus Medical Center.
23 June 2021
Annoesjka Cabo appointed Director of Education
Vanaf 15 juli 2021 is Annoesjka Cabo benoemd tot directeur onderwijs aan de faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica. Daarmee volgt zij Geert-Jan Houben op die zich als pro vice rector magnificus gaat focussen op het leiding geven aan de activiteiten van de TU Delft AI initiative.
23 June 2021
UvA, TU Delft and Booking.com collaborate on research into better recommendation systems
In the Mercury Machine Learning Lab, researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will be working together with Booking.com on various improved recommendation systems.
16 June 2021
Lunar Zebro and TNO join forces to pave the way to the Moon
Lunar Zebro, an ambitious team at TU Delft will work together with TNO (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) to build the lightest and smallest Moon rover to date.
15 June 2021
Grants for research on energy transition in Delft
Energy transition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The transition to sustainable energy is complex and requires change at multiple levels. Three Delft research groups, with an grant from NWO, will conduct research into system integration within the energy transition.
10 June 2021
Heading for AI: a joint agenda for maritime ambitions in the field of AI
The Port & Maritime working group of the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC) has presented a position paper ‘Koersen op AI‘ (Heading for AI) on 10 June 2021, detailing the maritime ambitions in the field of AI. As part of the core group of this working group, TU Delft researchers have actively contributed to this joint agenda.
30 April 2021
Arthur Weber in de Volkskrant over de 'zonne-oorlog' waarom Europa zijn eigen zonnepanelen moet gaan produceren
26 April 2021
Royal Honours for mathematician Kees Vuik
Today Professor Kees Vuik, expert in the field of numerical analysis, received a Royal Distinction.
22 April 2021
European grant for TU Delft research into virus spread
The European Union has awarded TU Delft researcher Piet Van Mieghem an ERC Advanced Grant.
22 April 2021
TU Delft simulations help optimize solar cell efficiency
An international photovoltaics working group has developed a new transparent material to serve as a top layer for solar cells, based on nanocrystals. According to simulations performed by the participating TU Delft researchers, this layer can increase the efficiency of mass-produced solar cells to within a percent of their practical limit.
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.