Opening TU Delft Policy Modelling Lab

06 december 2018 12:15 t/m 18:00 - Locatie: Campus The Hague TU Delft

On 6 December 2018, we will officially launch our Policy Modelling Lab (PML) in The Hague. At the PML, TU Delft researchers apply — together with client organizations and EPA MSc students — the latest data-analysis, problem structuring, policy modelling, and exploratory simulation approaches to better understand and support decision making in the context of complex dynamic uncertain issues with respect to so-called Grand Challenges (migration, geopolitics, energy transitions, et cetera).

The PML is a vehicle for TU Delft researchers to work on applied (quantitative) policy research for ministries, planning bureaus, and institutes in The Hague, the Netherlands, and the rest of the world. The Policy Modelling Lab is a lab with a very strong “Delft” profile (computational systemic), which is unique in The Hague. It showcases the usefulness of computational and systems approaches applied and developed at TU Delft, and taught at the EPA MSc programme in The Hague.

The pool of EPA MSc students, mostly hired as research assistants, is a unique resource for the PML and its clients/partners. In the EPA MSc programme, they learn about and apply the latest data science and modelling and simulation techniques. Moreover, they are trained to innovate and are passionate about solving grand challenges. The PML is also a unique vehicle for the EPA MSc students: the PML enables them to apply what they learn, develop new approaches, and work on a variety of topics and themes the lab focusses on, and for multiple clients.

It is the ambition of the PML to partner up with other labs – along the lines of the themes and topics of the PML as well as the methodologies used and innovations worked on. The Policy Modelling Lab is well connected to research related to modelling and simulation performed at TPM, as well as to the other TPM labs (the Humanitarian Technology Lab, the Gaming Lab, and the SimLab).

During the opening on 6 December, we will showcase the work of the PML by presenting recent PML studies – including studies related to migration, geopolitics, energy transitions, and sustainable development – and playing serious games related to these studies, and by giving workshops on quick scanning, systems mapping, and quantitative modelling and simulation under deep uncertainty.

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Time

Topic

Location 5th Floor
Wijnhaven Building

12.15 – 13.00

Lunch

Hal

13.00 – 14.00

Introduction and Grand Challenges

  • Welcome by Professor Bartel van de Walle, head of section Policy Analysis
  • Opening by representative of City of The Hague
  • Engineering and Policy Analysis (EPA) in The Hague, Bert Enserink, Associate Professor and Director of the Master Programme Engineering and Policy Analyses
  • The Policy Modelling Lab: dealing with Grand Challenges, Erik Pruyt, Associate Professor of the section Policy Analysis
  • Pitches of all workshops and activities

Lab 1 & 2

14.00 – 14.15

Coffee Break

Hall

14.15 – 15.30

Workshop Round 1

 

 

Dealing with Grand Challenges

  • Quick Scans & Qualitative Models, Bert Enserink and Jill Slinger, Associate Professor of the section Policy Analysis

Lab 1

 

Aspects of Migration

  • World migration, Stefan Wigman PhD candidate The Hague
  • Migration in the EU, EPA students Lise Houwing and Martine Keulen
  • Migration in the Netherlands, EPA students Mylène Ingwersen, Celine Carter, Wouter van Bekhoven and Thomas Broens
  • Registration streets, EPA student Bastiaan Reijm
  • Migration challenges, Mieke Struik, Strategic Analyst Dutch National Police
  • Visuals for identification, EPA students Connor McMullen, Mikhail Sirenko

Lab 2
Common Room
Cubicles

15.30 – 15.45

Coffee Break

Hall

15.45 – 17.00

Workshop Round 2

 

 

The power of quantitative modelling
World Energy Outlook, from global to local Willem Auping, researcher section Policy Analyses and Erik Pruyt

  • World Food Outlook, from global to local Sustainable Development of Countries: The Case of Namibia, EPA student Charlotte Lucas
  • Sustainable development of cities: EPA students
  • The future of work: AI and Robotics, EPA student Koen Spaanderman
  • Geopolitics EPA Student Rémon ten Bhömer
  • World health, EPA students

Lab 1
Cubicles

 

Aspects of Migration

  • World migration, Stefan Wigman PhD candidate The Hague
  • Migration in the EU, EPA students Lise Houwing and Martine Keulen
  • Migration in the Netherlands, EPA students Mylène Ingwersen, Celine Carter, Wouter van Bekhoven and Thomas Broens
  • Registration streets EPA student Bastiaan Reijm
  • Migration challenges, Mieke Struik, Strategic Analyst Dutch National Police
  • Visuals for identification, EPA students Connor McMullen, Mikhail Sirenko

Lab 2
Common room
Cubicles

17.00 – 18.00

Drinks in The Brasserie

 


Please register if you want to attend, latest Monday November 29, 2018: