Dr. C.I.M. Nevejan (Caroline)
My research interest is focused on the design of presence and the design of trust in social interactions between people, in organizations and in larger social and political structures. I use methodologies from the social sciences as well as from the design discipline. Having a profound theoretical interest I find it a challenge to bridge knowledge, insight and skills between different domains. When 'making things happen' in a design process I am convinced this only works when the people involved contribute.
Dr. E. Ogston (Elth)
My research interests lie in the area of large-scale distributed systems. My work centres around the design of aggregation algorithms, and in particular decentralised algorithms that make use of dynamic, adaptive structures. Past and current topics I’ve studied in this area include clustering, sampling, summation/averaging, and consensus. My interest in aggregation stems from a curiosity about the relationship between architecture and intelligence in distributed management and control: the ways in which the quantity, accuracy and timeliness of available information impact the level of decision making responsibility that can be placed at particular locations in a distributed system.
Drs. M.E.D. van den Bogaard (Maartje)
I am interested in facilitating change and innovation in knowledge intensive systems. Learners, trainers and managers share similar goals, but they often have different interests, ideas and motivations on how to get there. This makes it very difficult to design effective solutions. I combine social science research with modelling techniques to understand the dynamics of such systems and to find out what works and why. Currently I am involved in a project on student success: over the past years governments and universities have tried to improve student success, but none of the efforts for change had lasting effects. We focus on the questions why this is the case and on the conditions for real change in this area.
Dr.-Ing. S.W. Werner Knoll (Stefan)
My current research focuses on technological support for collaboration in multinational organizations. For that purpose, I investigate how to collect, manage and share knowledge about collaboration, facilitate collaborative actions across distributed environments, and provide intuitive and adaptive technological support.