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25 November 2019

Nava Tintarev winner of Mekel Prize 2019

Researcher Dr. Nava Tintarev from the EEMCS Faculty (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) has won the Mekel Prize 2019 for the most socially responsible innovation at TU Delft: on decision models that break through filter bubbles. The prize was awarded on 21 November during the Van Hasselt Lecture in the Oude Kerk Delft. Tintarev was given a statue of Professor Jan Mekel and €1.500,- to spend on further research.

19 November 2019

Juan M. Durán receives NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group for 2020

Juan M. Durán has been awarded a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group for 2020 on the topic of ‘Accountability in medical autonomous expert systems: ethical and epistemological challenges for explainable AI’.

19 November 2019

Lavinia Marin receives LEaDing Fellowship

As per 1 January 2020 Lavinia Marin will receive a LEaDing Fellowship. She will research how to foster critical thinking in online environments.

15 November 2019

Behnam Taebi in Technisch Weekblad over Geo-engineering

Deze zomer meldde het IPCC dat de gemiddelde temperatuur wereldwijd sinds 1850 met 1,1°C is toegenomen, maar dat de toename boven land ruim een halve graad hoger ligt. Hoe somberder de voorspellingen over de gevolgen van klimaatverandering worden, hoe serieuzer wetenschappers nadenken over geo-engineering, ofwel het kunstmatig op grote schaal afkoelen van de wereld door bijvoorbeeld deeltjes in de stratosfeer te brengen.

12 November 2019

Ro Naastepad receives Helen Potter Award

Economist Ro Naastepad received the ASE Helen Potter Award for her article “Robots and Us: Towards an Economics of the ‘Good Life” that she wrote with philosopher Jesse Mulder. The prize is awarded annually by the Association for Social Economics (ASE) to the author of the best article in the Review of Social Economy.