Kateřina Staňková receives Vidi grantThe Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth up to 800,000 euros to Kateřina Staňková, a scientist of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. The grant provides her with the opportunity to further elaborate her own research idea and expand her research team. Kateřina explains what her Vidi research entails.
Best teachers of the year 2021-2022Donderdag 19 mei heeft Neelke Doorn, director of education, in samenwerking met studievereniging Curius de “Teacher of the Year Award" van faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management overhandigd aan de winnaar Tom Vroegrijk. Ook Roel Dobbe (I&C), Jan Anne Annema (T&L), Rob Stikkelman (E&I), Haiko van der Voort (MSc EPA), Roland Ortt (MSc MOT), Caspar Chorus (MSc CoSEM) vielen in de prijzen.
TU Delft has launched the Digital Ethics Centre for fair and safe AIOur society is digitising itself more and more. That offers opportunities, such as more efficient working, but it also raises many ethical questions – the sort of questions now being addressed by TU Delft’s new Digital Ethics Centre. Together with government agencies and companies, the centre’s researchers are looking at the ethical side of AI and digitalisation, such as fairness, safety and transparency, and seeking to develop the best solutions and applications.
Rico Herzog receives thesis award from the Society for Public AdministrationOn Tuesday 10 May 2022 the H.A. Brasz thesis prize of the Society for Public Administration (Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde) was awarded to Rico Herzog for his thesis "Cities for Citizens: Identification of Public Values and their Conflics in Urban Space".
Millions in funding allocated to research into ‘the algorithmic society’In the framework of the Gravitation programme, the cabinet is awarding 21.3 million euros to the research project ‘The algorithmic society’, led by UvA University Professors Natali Helberger and Claes de Vreese. Seda Gürses is one of the Co-PIs on the project. One of the focus points will be on the implications of the growing use of automated decision making and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Roland Ortt endowed professor Urban Innovation ManagementDr Roland Ortt is appointed endowed professor in Urban Innovation Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam as of 1 May 2022. Real change in a city requires a combination of new policies, new behavioural patterns of interest groups and new business models of involved companies and organisations. How can these different types of innovations be combined in practice? This is one of the central questions of this chair, which has been established by the Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT) and will be embedded in the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities.
Janna van Grunsven receives Veni grantThe Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 280,000 euros to Janna van Grunsven, a scientists of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. The grant provides her with the opportunity to further elaborate her own research idea during a period of three years. Janna explains what her Veni research entails.
Veni grants for nine leading TU Delft researchersAnother 78 promising young scientists receive Veni funding of up to 280,000 euros from NWO. This concerns sixty researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW) domain and eighteen from the Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) domain, who can further develop their own research ideas over the next three years. The Venis for the ENW and ZonMW domains were announced in December 2021.
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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.
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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.
Watching time: 7 min
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.
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Avoiding division in climate adaptationThe government has growing expectations of citizens when it comes to climate adaptation, but not every citizen or neighbourhood is able to live up to these expectations. Neelke Doorn, Professor of Ethics of Water Engineering, is studying ways of avoiding social divides between neighbourhoods.
reading time: 6 min
Dialogue with residents creates a pleasant living environmentWhen residents feel connected with their neighbourhood, they feel more responsible for creating a pleasant atmosphere. But how do people connect with their living environment and how can you support that process? This is what Geertje Slingerland researching: "I find it fascinating how people live together in the city and would like to establish a dialogue between policy makers and residents in order to create a pleasant living environment."
reading time: 8 min
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.
reading time: 6 min
The hydrogen car as a crucial link in a sustainable energy systemConventional cars that run on fossil fuels no longer meet today’s needs, certainly not in view of the Dutch government’s target of being CO₂ neutral by 2050. A combination of hydrogen cars and battery electric vehicles, are the way forward as stated by the TPM researcher Samira Farahani. She and other researchers at TU Delft are working on Professor Ad van Wijk’s concept of the 'Car as a power plant' (CaPP). In this concept, hydrogen cars will act as power sources in a sustainable energy system in which electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power is converted into hydrogen.
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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.
05 August 2022
Bert van Wee in De Gelderlander over maatschappelijke kosten Betuweroute
De Betuweroute kost de maatschappij nog altijd meer dan het de samenleving oplevert. "Voor de Betuweroute is nooit een maatschappelijke kosten-batenanalyse gemaakt. Maar ik denk dat je duidelijk kunt zeggen dat de 5 miljard euro die dit project gekost heeft, maatschappelijk niet terugverdiend is.’’ stelt Bert van Wee in De Gelderlander.
05 August 2022
Aad Correljé in Het Parool over maatregelen om energieverbruik te verminderen
Overheden vragen aan burgers om hun energieconsumptie te minderen, maar die noodzaak wordt niet gevoeld. Je kunt mensen niet verbieden energie te gebruiken, maar je kan bijvoorbeeld wel een progressieve belasting op energie invoeren. De echt grote reducties vallen te halen bij beperkingen voor de industrie zegt Aad Correljé in Het Parool.
28 July 2022
Bert van Wee in AutoWeek over voordelen bij snelheidsbeperking op snelweg in avond
Als het aan regeringspartijen D66 en ChristenUnie ligt, mogen we ook 's nachts niet harder dan 100 km/h rijden. In AutoWeek deelt Bert van Wee diverse voordelen bij het terugbrengen van de maximum snelheid. "Auto's rijden bij 100 km/h zo'n 25 procent zuiniger dan met 130 kilometer per uur. Al maakt het voor de stikstofneerslag niet veel verschil."