The department of Engineering Systems and Services contributes to Comprehensive Engineering from a systems integration perspective. In today’s interconnected world, energy, mobility and ICT services continuously converge into complex engineering systems. ESS analyzes, shapes and assesses these systems, using cutting-edge tools such as Agent Based Modelling and Simulation, Choice Behavior Modeling, IT architecting and policy analytics.
Defossilising chemical industry: from molecule to large-scale system integration
90% of raw materials used today in the EU chemical industry are still from fossil origin. The energy transition therefore has far-stretching implications for chemical companies. The industry will need to replace its traditional energy sources for sustainable ones. This need is especially urgent in the Netherlands as it is striving to become CO2 neutral by the year 2050. TU Delft initiated the e-Refinery initiative to contribute to finding technical solutions in defossilising chemical industry. Prof. Andrea Ramirez Ramirez, researcher at the fac
Safe and secure data marketplaces for innovation
Data-driven business models are a key engine of our digitised society. To achieve data-driven innovation, it is important that companies also share data. Examples include sharing data with competitors in order to understand changes in consumer behaviour or with partners to enable smarter deliveries of goods. Various open data marketplaces already exist, but struggle to take off and often fail to progress beyond the pilot phase.
BEHAVE: Moral choice models for humans and AI
BEHAVE is a research program that aims to develop and empirically test new models of moral decision making.
Improving the efficiency of Customs inspections in the logistics supply chain
In the years ahead, Customs at Schiphol airport and the Port of Rotterdam are set to have a lot of work on their hands. In the next five years, the huge growth in e-commerce and the imminent Brexit will lead to an increase from 160 million to 500 million in the number of Customs declarations passing through these major logistics hubs of Europe. This massive increase calls for smart ways of working in order to guarantee efficient risk analysis and cut costs in processing Customs import declarations.