Data Science PhD defenses


February 2018




PhD supervisor


Feb 26

K. Aduda

"Smart grid-building energy interactions: demand side power flexibilty in office buildings" W. Zeiler

Built Environment (BE)

Feb 22

D. Tönissen

"New decomposition methods for two-stage optimization for planning under uncertainty" G.J.J.A.N. van Houtum

Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS)

Feb 7

M.S. Goelema

“Perceived sleep quality in a personal health monitoring context”

prof.dr. P. Markopoulos

Industrial Design (ID)

Feb 7

F. Mannhardt

“Multi-perspective Process Mining” H.A. Reijers

Mathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)

Feb 1

F. Cecchi

“Mean-Field Limits for Ultra-Dense Random-Access Networks” S.C. Borst

Mathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)

January 2018

Date PresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
Jan 30Z. Zheng“Modeling taxis' dynamic behavior in uncertain urban environments”prof.dr. H.J.P. TimmermansBuilt Environment (BE)
Jan 29F.D. Wattjes“Grid Connected smart microgrids for commercial and industrial sites Smart microgrid development framework and feasibility study” J.G. SlootwegElectrical Engineering (EE)
Jan 22W. Widiyani"Shopping Behavior in Malls”prof.dr. H.J.P. TimmermansBuilt Environment (BE)
Jan 9M.B. Saltik“Risk-aware Model Based Control and Applications on Whey Separation Processes” J.F.G. CobbenElectrical Engineering (EE)

December 2017

Date PresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment

M. Babar

“Agile Demand Response: A Complementary Approach to increase Demand Response Volumes in an Active Distribution Network”prof.dr. I.G. KamphuisElectrical Engineering (EE)
Dec 11H.M. Lopes Ferreira“Integration of energy storage in power systems” J.G. SlootwegElectrical Engineering (EE)
Dec 4S. Abbasi Sureshjani“Contextual and Deep Learning Approaches for Retinal Image Analysis” B.M. ter Haar RomenyBiomedical Technology (BMT)
Dec 4G. Ye“Power Quality in Distribution Networks: Estimation and Measurement of Harmonic Distortion and Voltage Dips” J.F.G. CobbenElectrical Engineering (EE)

November 2017

Date PresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
Nov 30Q.W. Bouts“Geographic Graph Construction and Visualization”prof.dr. B. SpeckmannMathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)
Nov 30K.A. Davis MPhil“Social Hue: A Bidirectional Human Activity-Based System for Improving Social Connectedness between the Elderly and their Caregivers” L.M.G. FeijsIndustrial design (ID)
Nov 27C. Wang“The Social Car: Enhancing Communication between Drivers by Digital Augmentation”prof.dr. G.W.M. RauterbergIndustrial design (ID)
Nov 22T.M.M. Meyfroyt“Threshold-Based Communication Algorithms for Large-Scale Mesh Networks” S.C. Borst and prof.dr. J.J. LukkienMathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)
Nov 21U. Tikhonova“Engineering the Dynamic Semantics of Domain Specific Languages”prof.dr. M.G.J. van den BrandMathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)
Nov 16P.N.A. van der Corput“Interactive Visualization of Large Image Collections” J.J. van Wijk and prof.dr. M. Worring (UvA)Mathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)
Nov 15F. van der Sommen“Computer-aided detection of early Barrett's cancer” P.H.N. de WithElectrical Engineering (EE)
Nov 8A. Montes Garcia“WiBAF: A Within Browser Adaptation Framework that Enables Control over Privacy”prof.dr. P.M.E. de Bra and prof.dr. M. PechenizkiyMathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)
Nov 7A.M. Şutîi“Modularity and Reuse of Domain-Specific Languages: an exploration with MetaMod”prof.dr. M.G.J. van den BrandMathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)

Oktober 2017

Date PresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
Oct 25M. Nijhuis“Long-term Planning of Low Voltage Networks” J.F.G. CobbenElectrical Engineering (EE)
Oct 25R.V. Bobiti“Sampling-driven stability domains computation and predictive control of constrained nonlinear systems” P.M.J. Van den HofElectrical Engineering (EE)
Oct 25P.C. Guzman Molina“World heritage cities and sustainable urban development Bridging global and local levels in monitoring the sustainable urban development of World Heritage Cities”prof.dr. B.J.F. ColenbranderBuilt Environment (BE)
Oct 16L.P.J. Schlicher“Cooperative Resource Pooling Games With applications to the railway sector” I.J.B.F. AdanIndustrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS)
Oct 16S.W. Gaaf“Advanced Lanczos methods for large-scale matrix problems”prof.dr. J.J. LukkienMathematics & Computer Science (M&CS)
Oct 10M.A.H. Darwish“Bayesian identification of linear dynamic systems Synthesis of Kernels in the LTI Case and Beyond” P.G.M. BaltusElectrical Engineering (EE)
Oct 10L.M. Stevers“Stabilization of Multivalent 14-3-3 Protein-Protein Internactions”prof.dr. P.A.J. HilbersBiomedical Technology (BMT)
Oct 9E. Mocanu“Machine Learning applied to Smart Grids” A.J.M. PemenElectrical Engineering (EE)
Oct 5T.C.J. Romijn“A Distributed Optimization Approach to Complete Vehicle Energy Management” A.B. SmoldersElectrical Engineering (EE)
Oct 2M.J. Rooijakkers“Signal Analysis for Continuous Electro- physiological Monitoring of Pregnancy” J.H. BlomElectrical Engineering (EE)

September 2017

Date PresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
Sep 27A.N.M.M. Haque“Smart Congestion Management in Active Distribution Networks” A.B. SmoldersElectrical Engineering (EE)
Sep 27J. Selen“Analysis of structured multi-dimensional Markov processes” B. KorenMathematics and Computer Science (W&I)
Sep 26M. Torres Vega“Cognitive Management and Control of High Speed Indoor Optical Wireless Networks” A.B. SmoldersElectrical Engineering (EE)

Sep 20

J.G. van der Pol“Large matroids Enumeration and typical properties” B. KorenMathematics and Computer Science (W&I)
Sep 11L.E. Weldemariam“Monitoring and Regulation of Voltage Dips in the Distribution Network” A.B. SmoldersElectrical Engineering (EE)
Sep 11G. Bet“Scaling limits for critical queues with diminishing populations” B. KorenMathematics and Computer Science (W&I)
Sep 6D. DebBarma“Techniques for Performance Improvement of Radio-over-Fiber WLAN” A.B. SmoldersElectrical Engineering (EE)

June 2017

Date PresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
June 29D.C. Mocanu“Network Computations in Artificial Intelligence” prof.dr. A. LiottaElectrical Engineering (EE)
June 28T.M. Labeodan “A multi-agents and occupancy based strategy for energy management and process control on the room-level” W. Zeiler and eprof.Dr.-Ing. A.L.P. RosemannBuilt Environment (BE)
June 26M. Raaijmakers “Towards Environment Perception for Highly Automated Driving with a case study on roundabouts” prof.dr. M.T. de BergMathematics and Computer Science (W&I)
June 19R. Kotian “Reliable Transmission Power Control for Internet of Things” prof.dr. A. LiottaElectrical Engineering (EE)
June 6

 S. Li

“Sensing, communication and illumination with LED lighting systems” F.M.J. Willems and A.B. Smolders

Electrical Engineering (EE)
June 12

 H.L. Salunkhe

“Modeling and Buffer Analysis of Real-time Streaming Radio Applications Scheduled on Heterogeneous Multiprocessors” C.H. van Berkel

Mathematics and Computer Science (W&I)

May 2017


DatePresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
May 30

J. Quevedo Fernandez

"Sketching Animations in Design and Beyond" J.-B.O.S. Martens and  

prof.dr. P. Markopoulos


Industrial Design (ID)
May 23

V.B. Hillen

"People Place Process A self reflection tool to become a professional in design thinking, based on Pedagogical Action Research" C.C.M. Hummels

Industrial Design (ID)
May 18B.W.J. Mathijsen"Asymptotic dimensioning of stochastic service systems"prof.dr. J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden and prof.dr. A.P. ZwartMathematics and Computer Science (W&I)

May 16

T.C.J. Dela Haije

"Finsler Geometry and Diffusion MRI"

prof.dr. L.M.J. Florack

Mathematics and Computer Science (W&I)
May 16

R.J.W. de Groot

"Optimal placement and operation of novel grid technologies in distribution grids" J.G. SlootwegElectrical Engineering (EE)
May 10

M.M. Siraj

"Reducing the effect of uncertainty in robust optimization for oil recovery" P.M.J. Van den Hof and J.D. Jansen 


Electrical Engineering (EE)
May 9

S.J.J. Leemans

"Robust Process Mining with Guarantees" W.M.P. van der Aalst

Mathematics and Computer Science (W&I)

April 2017


DatePresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
April 24

B. Kruizinga

"Low Voltage Underground Power Cable Systems: Degradation Mechanisms and the Path to Diagnostics". E.F. Steennis

Electrical Engineering (EE)
April 18

K. Triantafylidis

"Automated Design Space Exploration for Component-Based Real-Time Distributed Systems". P.H.N. de With

Electrical Engineering (EE)
April 3

M. Vahdat

"Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining for Inquiry-Based Learning".

prof.dr. D. Anguita and


prof.dr. G.W.M. Rauterberg

Industrial Design (ID)

March 2017


DatePresenterTitle PhD supervisorDepartment
March 29

V. Lim

"Design Opportunities in Reducing Domestic Food Waste: A Collective Approach".


prof.dr. G.W.M. Rauterberg

Industrial Design (ID)
March 29

J. Zhang

"Multi-Orientation Analysis of Retinal Images for Computer-Aided Diagnosis". B.M. ter Haar Romeny

Biomedical Engineering (BE)
March 28

L.A. Hurtado Munoz

"Uncovering Demand Flexibility in Buildings A smart grid inter-operation framework for the optimization of energy and comfort".

prof.dr. I.G. Kamphuis

Electrical Engineering (EE)



R.G. Raidou

"Visual Analytics for Digital Radiotherapy Towards a Comprehensible Pipeline". M. Breeuwer and


prof.dr. J.P.W. Pluim

Biomedische Technologie (BT)
March 21

M. Steadie Seifi

"Multimodal Transportation for Perishable Products".

prof.dr. T. van Woensel

Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS)