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24 May 2017

TPM research and game development to support humanitarian aid workers

During the last couple of months, TPM researchers Heide Lukosch, Yan Wang, and Philipp Schwarz worked together with gamelab team leader Simon Tiemersma on a board game for humanitarian aid work. With the help of lots of papers, maps, pens, and lego bricks, the game 'Plaitra' has been designed - and play-tested by a number of colleagues! Plaitra is used as an instrument to help track aid workers and protect them in conflict zones.

24 May 2017

Pieter Vermaas elected as president to The Society for Philosophy and Technology

At the upcoming biennial Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) conference in Darmstadt, which takes place from 14-17, Pieter Vermaas will be installed as vice president in the SPT board. In 2019, at the next biennial SPT conference, he will take up his two-years term as president until 2021.

01 May 2017

Hackathon to improve safety on railways

Friday 21 April the SimLab centre at TPM organised a hackathon to help ProRail improve safety and efficiency of the Dutch Railways.

12 April 2017

TPM students carry out assignment for Ministry of Defence

Some two-hundred 1st-year TPM students will be working on an assignment for the Ministry of Defence for the coming ten weeks, as part of the subject system-modelling 2. Lecturer and module manager Michel Oey and Patricia Koome of the Ministry are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.

07 March 2017

‘Access to information after a disaster should be a human right’

When we hear ‘emergency aid’, most of us initially think of medical assistance, food and shelter. However, the large amount of information that is available nowadays is having an increasingly greater impact on the effectiveness of relief efforts. You could indeed go as far as to say that the provision of information should be a human right, as Bartel Van de Walle will argue in his inaugural address at TU Delft on Friday, 10 March 2017.