Speakers

Rob Mudde is Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice-President Education of the TU Delft 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. Prior to his appointment to the Executive Board, 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.

Karien van Gennip, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, is an alumna of TU Delft: she studied Applied Physics (1987-1993). She started her career at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam and San Francisco. She subsequently joined the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) to lead its reorganisation. In 2003, Van Gennip entered politics: first as State Secretary for Economic Affairs, then (from 2006) as a member of the Lower House for the CDA. From 2008 she held various executive positions at the ING Group; in 2020 she became Chair of the Board of Directors of the VGZ cooperative in Arnhem. Two years later, she was appointed as Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Rutte IV cabinet.
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Olya Kudina is an Assistant Professor in Ethics/Philosophy of Technology at TU Delft, with a particular interest in AI Ethics. She explores the dynamic moral world and the role technologies play in it. Additionally, she helps to integrate ethical reflection and cultural sensitivity as integral counterparts in the design process. Kudina holds a PhD degree in Philosophy of Technology from the University of Twente (2019). Her previous work outside academia adds diplomacy, (inter)governmental work, data protection and privacy to her skill-set. She is co-director of the DemosAI Lab and Co-editor in chief of Open Access Journal on Human-Technology Relations.
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Avishek Anand Avishek Anand is an Associate Professor in the Web Information Systems (WIS) at TU Delft. His research aims to develop intelligent and transparent machine learning approaches to help humans find relevant information. Specifically, he is interested in Explainable Information Retrieval. Anand holds a PhD in computer science from the Max Planck Insitute for Informatics, SaarbrĆ¼cken. Previously, he was an Assistant professor in Information Retrieval in Lebniz University Hannover.
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