The Multi-Actor Systems Department (MAS) focuses on the use of instruments, strategies and structures aimed at shaping or changing socio-technical systems, or parts thereof.
MAS addresses the question of how, in such an environment, decision-making, change and coordination of and in socio-technical systems happen. We are actively working in application domains such as water, climate change, energy, cyber security, transport and logistics, humanitarian response and resilience.
In doing so, we describe system processes empirically, we model and analyse systems using a variety of approaches such as system dynamics, multi-agent systems or discrete event simulation, and we design intervention arrangements to improve the systems we study. We are interested in governance issues in which a tension exists between systems and values on one hand and governance structures and mechanisms on the other.
Research into barriers of homeowners’ energy renovation decisions
Gerdien de Vries will be supervising Shima Ebrahimigharehbaghi, a PhD student of the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment....
KNAW anticipation grant for research into geothermal energy
Anita Trisiah and Gerdien de Vries are part of a consortium that will foster scientific long-term collaboration in the field of geothermal...
Co-creation webinar on the sustainable heating transition
Heating is a fundamental aspect of the human need for shelter in our colder climates. Providing heat is a key aspect of social life. It...