New method helps identifying murder suspects more quicklyDelft PhD student Daan Sutmuller has developed a new, effective method in collaboration with the police that supports homicide investigation teams in collecting and prioritising interesting persons in the investigation more quickly. The promising method should make the investigation work more manageable and ensure that more homicide cases are solved. Sutmuller obtains his doctorate this Thursday with his dissertation 'Murder investigation in the digital age'.
EU project SPATIALBlack box AI refers to AI systems that receive input and produce output without the end-user understanding. As inputs and outputs cannot be easily seen or understood, it can lead to issues within and across organisations. The EU-funded SPATIAL project (Security and Privacy Accountable Technology Innovations, Algorithms, and machine Learning) will address the challenges of black box AI and data management in cybersecurity
Grants for research on energy transition in DelftEnergy 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.
TU Delft develops helpful cost guidelines for carbon captureHet afvangen en opslaan van CO2 is een van de vele technologieën die nodig zijn om klimaatverandering tegen te gaan. De technologie is beschikbaar en wordt al in diverse projecten toegepast, maar nog niet op wereldwijde schaal toegepast. Het gebrek aan kennis over de kosten van CO2-afvang en -opslag (CCS) kan ertoe leiden dat investeerders zich terugtrekken. Een wereldwijd consortium van twaalf onderzoekers op het gebied van CCS, onder leiding van Andrea Ramirez van de TU Delft, heeft samengewerkt aan een uitgebreide whitepaper. Het whitepaper helpt te begrijpen hoe de kosten van projecten voor CO2-afvang en -opslag correct kunnen worden geraamd.
Nitesh Bharosa appointed as GovTech professor at TPMWe are proud to announce that TPM alumnus Nitesh Bharosa will start as full professor of "GovTech & Innovation in Digital Government Ecosystems" at TPM on 15 May 2021. This 5 year part-time professorship is funded by Digicampus (www.digicampus.tech), where Bharosa has also been appointed as scientific director.
NWO awards 10 million euros for solving cyber security issuesWithin the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) programme “Cyber Security”, five consortia will work on finding solutions related to internet security. TU Delft is involved in four of the consortia. Three projects will focus on governance, and two will also focus on cryptologic aspects. The total research budget amounts to circa 10 million euros. Professor Michel van Eeten is leading the project ‘THESEUS: Making patching happen’. Other TPM researchers that are involved are Simon Parkin, Kate Labunets en Kevin Borgolte.
How do Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB panellists feel about social routing systems?"Motorists should make a short detour once a week, so that we are all less stuck in traffic". That is the statement in Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB magazine De Kampioen this month. The proposition was submitted by the TPM research group ERC-BEHAVE led by Caspar Chorus. This group conducts research into social routing systems, which the ANWB found an interesting idea.
How does the dark web work? Rolf van Wegberg explains!Perhaps you know the stories about ordering drugs with bitcoins in three clicks, applying for a fake passport, or ordering weapons: you can do it all at the dark web. But how does the dark web work? And how come the police cannot catch you there?
TU Delft and NFI join forces to innovate forensic researchHow does someone fall down after a push or jump? How to do good research at a crime scene? Can a computer model determine the time of death? And how do you get all traces out of a phone in a good way? These are just a few examples of studies that TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) are conducting together. Today, the collaboration has been strengthened by signing a joint "Memorandum of Understanding".
TPM advises Delta ProgrammeOver the course of the coming months, the policy analysis section will be advising the Dutch Delta Programme on the further development of Adaptive Delta Management. Since 2010, the Delta Programme has been responsible for adapting the Dutch water management and flood risks system to climate change and sea level rise.
New publication: Journal of Integrated Security and Safety ScienceWe are proud to present the new Journal of Integrated Security and Safety Science. An open access journal in which you can freely read and publish innovative papers that offer a significant contribution - conceptual, theoretical, methodological, or empirical - to all areas of physical security and safety in industries and infrastructures.
Novel disaster communication system empowers communities and can save livesEen bijna lege telefoon kan bij rampen het verschil betekenen tussen leven en dood. TU Delft onderzoeker Indushree Banerjee heeft daarom een nieuw energie-efficiënt en betrouwbaar noodcommunicatiesysteem ontworpen voor smartphones. Het systeem maximaliseert het aantal mensen dat gedurende een langere periode kan communiceren en kan daarmee levens redden in getroffen gebieden.
Climate Action | Responsible Innovation
Designing for darknessDays are short in December and January, but this does not mean darkness sets in early in the Netherlands. On cloudy nights, light pollution turns the night sky of Delft a bright orange. Let’s start designing for darkness, Dr Taylor Stone proposes in his research.
Responsible Innovation | Serious Gaming
Using persuasive games to improve work atmosphereCultural diversity and a mixture of people with different specialisations in a workplace can boost creativity and effectiveness. It can also lead to misunderstandings, stereotyping and misconception. TU Delft researcher Rens Kortmann studies what persuasive games can do to change that.
Using science to unlock the secrets of cybercrimeWith everyone spending so much time online during the coronavirus crisis, cybercrime has also been on the rise. Criminals are attempting to take advantage of these unsettled times. But not if scientist Rolf van Wegberg and Master's student Jochem van de Laarschot have their way. They are working with the FIOD (Fiscal Information and Investigation Service) to help combat cybercrime.
Urbanisation & Mobility
Can walking and cycling make us healthy and happy?Do walking and cycling make people healthier, or are healthier people more inclined to travel actively? And how does the coronavirus affect our travel behaviour? These are the kinds of questions that scientist Maarten Kroesen is investigating. In his view, situations are often not as simple as they might seem at first glance. He is nevertheless convinced of one thing: we should be walking and cycling more.
Digital society| Global Development | Responsible innovation
Involving the public in policy quandariesThe Dutch lockdown is provisionally set to last until 20 May. So how will life continue after that date? Niek Mouter is researching the public’s preferences with regard to various exit scenarios. It’s a subject that has sparked a lot of interest, with as many as 18,000 people taking part in this Participatory Value Evaluation in the first two days alone.
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The voice of SolotvynoFormer salt empire Solotvyno is located in western Ukraine. Today, the area suffers from the effects of salt extraction: an unstable subsurface resulting in massive sinkholes that threaten the life of the community. Two researchers from Delft University of Technology participated in a consortium to develop a disaster risk reduction plan together with the community. With the aim of giving the population a voice and building on a safer future. This short documentary provides insight into the process.
Climate Action | Global Development | Water
Resilient water management in India through adaptive policy analysisLeon Hermans and Sharlene Gomes are researching how access to water in rural-urban fringes has changed and are taking stock of vulnerabilities and opportunities for adaptive water management.
Digital Society | Urbanisation & Mobility
A revolution in modelling travel behaviourHow do you get drivers out of their cars? How can you make alternatives, such as public transport and cycling, attractive? ‘People who travel a lot by car develop biased views related to alternatives making them less attractive,’ says Maarten Kroesen, researcher into travel behaviour at TU Delft. His groundbreaking research into attitude and travel behaviour could help to make a difference, but it calls for some serious measures that will make car use unattractive.
Digital Society | Urbanisation & Mobility
Analysing firefighter calls on New Year’s Eve with open source dataAt present an active societal debate is going on in the Netherlands whether consumer fireworks should be banned. This debate follows from increasing violence directed at first aid responders, annually increasing arson and damage to public and private property. Researchers Mikhail Sirenko, Trivik Verma, and Igor Nikolic analysed firefighter calls to support the debate with facts and figures.
21 October 2021
Niek Mouter op RTL Nieuws over hoe vaccinatiegraad nog omhoog te krijgen
Posters in bushokjes, samenwerkingen met influencers en spotjes op radio en televisie: je zou denken dat alles al is gedaan om mensen over te halen zich te laten vaccineren. Toch stijgt de vaccinatiegraad bijna niet meer. Daar is nog best wat aan te doen, zeggen deskundigen.
12 October 2021
Behnam Taebi in NTR nieuwsradio over climate engineering
Klimaatverandering is het grootste probleem van onze tijd. Is sleutelen aan het klimaat een oplossing? Behnam Taebi in gesprek over de gevolgen van climate engineering, de ethische overwegingen en de mogelijkheden van verschillende technieken.
07 October 2021
Bert van Wee in RTL4 EditieNL over de terugkeer van de file
Kunnen we de terugkeer van de drukke ochtendspits voorkomen? "Om files tegen te gaan is het allerbelangrijkst dat mensen niet in de spits de weg op gaan", zegt Bert van Wee