Dr. M.V. (Virginia) Dignum

Profile

 I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. I received a PhD in 2004 from the Utrecht University, on A Model for Organizational Interaction. Prior to my PhD, I worked for more than 12 years in consultancy and system development in the areas of expert systems and knowledge management.

In 2006, I was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for my work on agent-based organizational frameworks, which includes the OperA framework for analysis, design and simulation of organizational systems.
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Research

My research focuses on the complex interconnections and inter-dependencies between people, organizations and technology. My work ranges from the engineering of practical applications and simulations to the development of formal theories that integrate agency and organization, and includes a strong methodological design component. 

My current research directions are:

  • Analysis and formalization of structures and dynamics of organization.
  • Design and evaluation of human-agent teamwork.
  • Ethics of artificial intelligent systems.
  • Value Sensitive Software Development, together with Huib Aldewereld.
  • Business Process Management and Technology
    2016/2017
    Master Management of Technology
    ECTS: 5 
  • IA Design Project
    2016/2017
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 5 
  • IA Design Project
    2016/2017
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 6 
  • I and C-System Analysis
    2016/2017
    Bachelor Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & M
    ECTS: 5 
  • Interconnected World
    2016/2017
    Bachelor Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & M
    ECTS: 5

Current Projects

  • 2015-2019: (NWO Responsible Innovation) Values4Water - Value-Sensitive Collaborative Water Governance
  • 2014-2016: (EU COST Action) PEERE - Frontiers of Peer Reviewing
  • 2012-2016: (TUD DIRECT) SHINE - Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment
  • 2010-2015: Organizational Compliance

 

Past Projects

  • 2011-2013: (NGI) NeGoM
  • 2013:(EU-EIT) CASA - Computers as Social Actors
  • 2009-2013: (NWO - Responsible Innovation) Empowering Youth Against Cyberbullying
  • 2011-2013: (SANPAD) Empowering IT teachers in economically deprived Rural Schools
  • 2012: (NGI) Opendata Alliander
  • 2008-2010: (FP7) ALIVE
  • 2006-2010: (NWO) ABC: Agent-Based Business Coordination
  • 2007-2011: GATE/FES) Adjusting the game to the user
  • 2006-2009: (NWO Veni Award) Supporting Knowledge Sharing

Virginia Dignum

Associate Professor

Department:
Engineering Systems and Services

Group:
Information and Communication Technology

Secretary:
Laura Bruns

Research interests:
Agent based models of organizations
The applicability of agent organizations to support knowledge creation
The interaction between people and intelligent systems in particular the behaviour of hybrid teams


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Dr. M.V. (Virginia) Dignum