Speakers

Rob Mudde

Professor Rob F. Mudde is Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice-President Education of the Executive Board. He is a Professor of Multiphase Flow and Distinguished Professor of Science Education. He is also a member of the Executive Board of KIVI, The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers. Rob Mudde has a long track record at TU Delft. Since 1988 he has filled a number of roles in the university. Until his appointment as Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice-President, he was interim chairman of the Imaging Physics department at the Faculty of Applied Sciences (AS). He has also headed the TU Delft Teaching Academy and the Teaching Lab. Before that, he was Director of Education at the AS faculty for almost ten years. In the run-up to the Institutional Plan 'Impact for a better society, TU Delft Strategic Framework 2018-2024', he played a leading role in the development of the TU Delft Vision on Education as chairman of the Education Task Force.

Yasemin Vardar

Yasemin Vardar is Assistant Professor in the Cognitive Robotics Department at the Delft University of Technology, where she leads the Haptic Interface Technology Group (HITLab). She is also a guest scientist in the Haptic Intelligence Department at the MPI for Intelligent Systems, where she was previously a postdoctoral researcher. Yasemin earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from KoƧ University (Istanbul, Turkey) in January of 2018. Before , she worked as a control engineer at TNO Additive Manufacturing Department in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She received her M.Sc. degree in Systems and Control at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2012, and her B.Sc degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 2010. Her research aims to create natural, compelling, and customizable haptic interactions in virtual environments. She investigates the skin deformations that occur during interactions with natural surfaces or tactile interfaces and the resulting perceptual experiences. She also designs new haptic interfaces and rendering algorithms to emulate realistic touch experiences in virtual environments. She is interested in applying her research to communication, medicine, education, and human-robot interaction fields.

Wouter Serdijn

Wouter A. Serdijn (M'98, SM'08, F'11) was born in Zoetermeer ('Sweet Lake City'), the Netherlands, in 1966. He received the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Currently, he is a full professor in bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics, and a Medical-Delta honorary professor at both Delft University of Technology and the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable active medical devices, bioelectronic medicine and electroceuticals.

Christos Strydis

Christos Strydis holds a joint associate-professor with the Neuroscience department of the Erasmus Medical Center and with the Quantum & Computer Engineering department of Delft University of Technology. He is also a chief engineer with Neurasmus BV, the Netherlands. He is the founder and head of the Neurocomputing Laboratory (https://neurocomputinglab.com) and a senior member of the IEEE. Dr. Strydis studied Electronics & Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, Greece, and in 2003 received his bachelor's diploma (magna cum laude). In 2005, he obtained his M.Sc. degree (magna cum laude) in Computer Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. In 2011, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the Delft University of Technology and funding by the ICT Delft Research Centre (DRC-ICT) and Google Inc. Christos has acted as technical-program-committee member in various international conferences. He has also peer-reviewed for as well as published manuscripts in well-known international conferences and journals, and delivered invited talks in various venues. He has been awarded a number of national- and EU-level research projects. Christos has supervised multiple BSc, MSc and PhD students, and teaches several bachelor- and master-level courses. His current research interests span the fields of brain simulations, high-performance computing, low-power embedded (in particular, implantable) systems and functional ultrasound imaging.

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