TU Delft is one of three technical universities in the Netherlands, renowned for the high quality of its research and teaching. Recently, TU Delft has been ranked on the 42nd place in the global reputation ranking list of universities, the World Reputation Rankings of Times Higher Education magazine. With the new ranking, TU Delft is now the highest ranked Dutch university and the third highest European university of technology.
Within the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) there exists a co-operative relationship between philosophy, the social sciences and the exact sciences/technology, in order to be able to make a significant contribution to sustainable solutions for social problems in which technology plays an important role. Important research themes at TPM are ‘responsible innovation’ and ‘value sensitive design’ (which includes ‘privacy by design’), and ‘social system interaction’. The TPM Faculty actively participates in the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (3TU.Ethics), which is a collaboration of the philosophy sections of the 3 Dutch Universities of Technology. Their research programs on the philosophy of science, technology and engineering are recognized as internationally leading in these fields. 3TU.Ethics studies ethical issues in the development, use and regulation of technology – including ICT and energy.
TU Delft will provide the research context of a newly established Big Data Centre, the Delft Institute for Safety and Security and the context and resources of the new cybersecurity chair at TU Delft. Crucial is the working group on VSD that is host to a number of PhD students who all work on designing IT applications for Moral Values.
Role in the Project
TUDelft will lead WP2, addressing the critical challenge of establishing the legal and ethical framework for the SoBigData RI, in accordance to the EU policy for responsible research and innovation. They will also establish and chair the project’s ethics board, which will ensure that all JRA activities are in line with ethical guidelines. They will also work on privacy-by-design and value-sensitive social data mining.