18 February 2021
Behnam Taebi shapes further cooperation of the TU Delft with partners in The Hague
Prof.dr.ir. Behnam Taebi, professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, has been agreed by the Executive Board of Delft University of Technology to act as the figurehead of TU Delft in The Hague. His task is to strengthen and expand strategic alliances with partners in The Hague.
03 February 2021
TU Delft launches new series of TU Delft AI Labs
TU Delft is launching a new series of eight TU Delft AI Labs today. In these labs, scien-tists are using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate scientific progress and help solve societal issues. Another eight labs will be launched later in 2021, bringing the total to 24. In the past year, almost all sixteen of the new Assistant Professor posts opened as part of this programme thus far have been filled.
02 February 2021
Behnam Taebi and Martijn Warnier appointed as full professors
The TU Delft Executive Board decided to appoint Behnam Taebi as full professor of Energy & Climate Ethics and Martijn Warnier as full professor of Complex Systems Design.
01 February 2021
"SIRI, LOWER THE VOLUME!"
Do you scream at your voice assistant? You are not the only one. Siri and Alexa can cause rude communication. Ethicist Olya Kudina (Delft University of Technology) explains how voice assistants influence our behaviour.
31 January 2021
Comprehensive pedestrian policy encourages walking
Walking is an essential form of mobility. But also that common that governments often overlook it, while it has so many advantages. For the individual, walking is healthy, convenient, often fast, inexpensive and relatively safe. And for society, walking is clean, the most space-saving way of moving about and it results in lower health costs. It is therefore high time to pay more attention to walking policy, says Rob Methorst, who will receive his doctorate on the subject on the 3rd of February.
11 January 2021
Consortium develops stress test for Port of Rotterdam energy transition investment plans: GridMaster
What is the future of the market for natural gas, hydrogen and electricity? A large consortium is working on an adaptive simulation model of the energy system of the port of Rotterdam.
06 January 2021
Universiteit van NL lecture Filippo Santoni de Sio: How to keep robots under control?
In a new series of English lectures of the Universiteit van Nederland (University of the Netherlands), Filippo Santoni de Sio talks about the delicate balance between the 'robot dream' and the 'robot doom'. In his lecture 'How can we keep robots under control?' he explains that you should include human values in the design of a robot from the start of the designing process. Only then can you speak of 'meaningful human control'.
17 December 2020
The Dutch are in favour of the introduction of a vaccination certificate as a reward
For us to be able to get Covid-19 under control, approximately 70% of the Dutch population would need to be vaccinated. There is considerable support among the Dutch population for the introduction of a vaccination certificate to encourage people to have themselves vaccinated. A vaccination certificate would offer people who have been vaccinated more freedom, for example to keep up their usual activities during an outbreak or to attend events at which maintaining a distance of 1.5m between people is not possible. This has become apparent from representative research among 1,640 Dutch people that was conducted by researchers from TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam, RIVM, Maastricht University and Roskilde University.
26 November 2020
TU Delft partner in nine NWA-ORC consortia
Researchers from TU Delft will work together in ten consortia with the entire knowledge chain and societal organisations, and conduct interdisciplinary research that will bring scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. Jill Slinger, researcher at TPM and CEG, is involved in the NWA-ORC CASTOR project (CAtchment Strategies TOwards Resilience), of main applicant WUR.
26 November 2020
Jafar Rezaei and Bert van Wee on 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list
Clarivate has published its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers. On this list, the names of the most cited researchers in a certain field (or cross-field) can be found. This year, nine Delft researchers, or researchers who have a TU Delft affiliation, have been included. TPM researchers Jafar Rezaei and Bert van Wee are on the list this year.