Dr. M. Warnier (Martijn)
My research focuses on secure management of large scale socio-technical systems. With a particular interest on understanding and managing confidentiality, integrity, trust, privacy, and other security properties and on studying the computational foundation of self-organizing, self-healing and self-configuring systems, both in the context of socio-technical systems. I believe that, in general, the really interesting research challenges can only be solved by truly multidisciplinary research that combines expertise from researchers with a variety of academic backgrounds.
Dr. S.G. Lukosch (Stephan)
My current research focuses on foundations for participatory systems. In participatory systems new social structures, communication and coordination networks are emerging. Enabled by technology these structures span physical, temporal and relational distance in merging realities. New types of interaction emerge that require new types of governance and participation. Systems for virtual co-location allow individuals to be virtually at any place in the world and coordinate their activities with others and exchange their experiences. By using augmented reality techniques to merge realities additional information can be provided and visualized, thereby fostering shared understanding. By merging realities complex problems can be solved, complex trainings can be supervised, or complex activities can be guided without all interacting individuals being physically at the same place.
Dr. T. Comes (Tina)
My interdisciplinary research aims at designing resilience in large scale distributed systems. By harnessing the transformative power of the digital era, networks of communities will be empowered to address the challenges that modern societies face by participating in the agile response to shocks and adaptive planning. My focus is on understanding fundamental principles that connect coordination for short term crisis management and long term adaptive planning. The domain of application for my studies has been risk and crisis management. Since crises are amplifiers, they are a particularly interesting subject: they are events characterized by time pressure and uncertain, conflicting or lacking information, emergence of formal and informal networks, and they typically require improvisation and creativity.