M. (Maria) Freese


Maria Freese is a researcher in the Policy Analysis Section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology. She obtained her bachelor in Psychology and master degree in Human-Technology-Interaction from the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. From 2013 to 2017 Maria worked as a doctoral candidate at the German Aerospace Center in Braunschweig. Her PhD thesis concerns the influence of emotions on decision-making processes in aviation teams. Therefore, Maria has developed two serious games to model complex decision-making processes in airport management.


On July 1st, Maria has joined the T-TRIPP project as a researcher. Within the T-TRIPP project, her focus is primarily on the development of a risk assessment game 1) to make actors in the biotechnology domain aware of safety risks and support them in risk assessment procedures, 2) to bring scientists and policy makers together and 3) to foster their mutual learning.

For more information, see https://www.t-tripp.com.

  • Freese, M., Meesters, K., & van de Walle, Bartel (2018). Games as a Moderator between Complex Systems - Using Games to exchange knowledge between experts from aviation and humanitarian aid. International Simulation and Gaming Association's conference, 09.-13. July 2017, Thailand.
  • Kurapati, S., Freese, M., Kourounioti, I., Lukosch, H., Bekebrede, G., Smit, T., van Meijeren, J., van Nuland, B., & van Veen, L. (2017). Attitude measurement with board games in transportation nodes. 48th International Simulation and Gaming Association's conference, 10.-14. July 2017, Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Freese, M. (2016). Game-Based Learning. An approach for improving collaborative airport management. 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning, 6.-7. October 2016, Paisley, Scotland.
  • Freese, M., & Drees, S. (2016). D-CITE - A Serious Game to Analyze Complex Decision-Making in Air Traffic Management. In De Gloria & Veltkamp (Eds.), Games and Learning Alliance (pp. 23 - 31), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9599, Springer International Publishing.
  • Freese, M., Drees, S., & Meinecke, M. (2016). Between Game and Reality: Using Serious Games to Analyze Complex Interaction Processes in Air Traffic Management. In Kaneda, Kanegae, Toyoda, Rizzi (Eds.), Simulation and Gaming in the Network Society, Translational Systems Science Series 9, Springer.
  • Freese, M., Muehlhausen, T., & Schier, S. (2016). Modelling the Future of Airport Management. Simulation Technology and Training Conference (Australasian Simulation Congress 2016), 26.-29.09.2016, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Freese, M., Kurapati, S., Lukosch, H. K., Groen, D, Kortmann, R., & Verbraeck, A. (2016). Addressing Challenges of Planning in Multimodal Transportation Nodes with Simulation Games. International Simulation and Gaming Association conference (Australasian Simulation Congress 2016), 26.-29.09.2016, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Schier, S., Freese, M., & Muehlhausen, T. (2016). Serious Gaming in Airport Management: Transformation from a Validation Tool to a Learning Environment. In Buttino, Jeuring & Veltkamp (Eds.), Games and Learning Alliance (pp. 187 - 196), Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10056, Springer International Publishing.

Maria Freese


Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis

Research interests:
Simulation & Gaming
Transport & Logistics
Airport Management
Emotions & Facial Action Coding System

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