EPA Thesis Conference: Grand Challenge Accepted 2019

Thursday August 22

TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management – Campus the Hague

9.30 – 10.00


Registration, Welcome and Coffee



Conference Desk – Ground floor
Coffee in front of room 346 3rd floor



Room 346
3rd floor


  • Introduction by Bert Enserink, Director of the Master Programme Engineering and Policy Analysis

  • Addressing changing values in sociotechnical systems: some puzzles and dilemmas
    Talk by Ibo van de Poel, head of the Department Values, Technology & Innovation Delft University of Technology



10.30 – 12.00





EPA Students thesis presentation

Lab 1
5th floor


Multi-objective optimization of a regional energy system from a multi actor perspective, by Pieter Imhof

Decarbonisation of the Dutch Container Glass Industry: An analysis of the deployment of CO2-reducing technologies. by Ioannis Papadogeorgos

Narratives in Public Policy Communication, by Connor McMullen

EPA Students thesis presentation


Room 354
3rd floor


Childhood Obesity by, Violetta Matzorou

The influence of uncertainty on placement strategies of treatment centres during epidemics, by Emma den Brok

Data Informed Decision Making - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, by Ammar Faiq


City and Economy - Pitches and Discussion part I

Room 217
2nd Floor


1. Circular Economy , bio-waste in the NDSM wharf Amsterdam, by Sabine Kerssens
2. Value Creation from municipal data, by Jesse Hablé
3. Modelling Migration: Simulating migration policies in the Netherlands, by Wouter van Bekhoven
4. Big Data & Military Intelligence, by Arline van Maanen




Group Modelling Workshop
by Stephan Wigman PhD Candidate and EPA graduate


Lab 2
5th floor


12.00 – 13.00


Vegetarian Lunch


2nd floor

13.00 – 14.30





EPA Students thesis presentation

Lab 1
5th floor


Emergence of leadership in communities, by Hosein Hamedtavasoli

Institutional Analysis of Groundwater Management in PeriUrban Areas, by Aashna Mittal

Resilient Cities, by Mikhail Sirenko


EPA Students thesis presentation

Room 354
3rd floor


Gravity model for air passenger demand estimation: the addition of big data by Wesley Boelrijk

Relational Component-based Modelling, by Anthonie Reijm

Detecting Configuration Inconsistencies in Configurable Products, by Joey Ma


Healthy Society - Pitches and Discussion part II

Lab 2
5th floor


1. Urbanisation and Mental Health, by Lise Houwing
2. Evaluating Multi-Disease Interventions, by Shannon Gross

3. Airport & airline policies during infectious spreading, by Sander Leussink
4. Polarization in the Netherlands, by Joep Fase



Game: Social Protection Shuffle
by Linda van Veen (Gamelab)


Room 217
2nd floor


14.30 – 14.45


Short Refreshment Break on the 5th Floor


5th floor

14-45 – 16.00





EPA Students thesis presentation

Lab 1
5th floor


The influence of weather on travel behaviour: a multi-method analysis, by Roel Faber

An Improved Risk Perception of Climate Change in Cost Benefit Analysis, by Shajeeshan Lingeswaran

Data Assimilation of real-time measurement and DEVS simulation, by Yubin Cho


Energy and Climate - Pitches and Discussion Part III

Lab 2
5th floor


1. Towards decentralised energy systems: An analysis of the distribution of tasks to safeguard public values in a scenario of decentralised energy systems by Yosira Jawata
2. Robust Policy Making for Combined Electricity and Heating Networks, by Merih Karabulut
3. Introduction of Electrical Energy Storage on The Future Belgian Capacity Market, by Duco Slooff



Story Telling Game
by Connor McMullen


Room 217
2nd floor

16.00 – 17.00

Farewell to cohort 2017

Spanish Stairs
Ground Floor
  • Bartel van de Walle, Professor of Policy Analysis, head of Department Multi-Actor Systems
  • Bert Enserink Director of the Master Programme Engineering and Policy Analysis
  • Neelke Doorn, Director of Education Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management TU Delft.

Talks by EPA students:

  • Connor McMullen
  • Aashna Mittal
  • Sabine Kerssens

17.00 – 18.00

Travel to Scheveningen


18.00 – 18.30

Beach Party – Toast!


Beachclub Culpepper

Strand Noord 60

18.30 – 20.00

Dinner - Barbecue


20.00 – 21.00

Surprise Programme by Dentatus