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29 May 2017 - Government regulation could cut urban emissions by seventy per cent Wouter van Heeswijk has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. In some cases, it may be possible to reduce emissions in cities by seventy per cent. Van Heeswijk is a member of the Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems research group at the University of Twente, where he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on 19 May. 1 May 2017 - University of Twente student designs model to detect hacked Twitter accounts Meike Nauta, a Business & IT student at the University of Twente, has designed a model to detect hacked Twitter accounts. 12 Apr 2017 - Honorary doctorate Aalborg University for Joost-Pieter Katoen Professor Joost-Pieter Katoen, who works part-time at the ‘Formal Methods and Tools’ group of the University of Twente, received an honorary doctorate of Aalborg University in Denmark. 30 Mar 2017 - Fewer malfunctions and lower costs thanks to smarter maintenance model Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a mathematical model for improving the maintenance schedule for trains, rails, aircraft, self-driving cars, robots and nuclear power plants. 29 Mar 2017 - Jan Hemelrijk award for Stefan Klootwijk The Netherlands Society of Statistics and Operations Research (VvS+OR) has honored Stefan Klootwijk with the second prize of the Jan Hemelrijk award for his Master thesis titled “Probabilistic Analysis of Facility Location on Random Shortest Path Metrics”. The prize was awarded last week during the annual meeting of VvS+OR in Utrecht. Stefan finished his Master thesis at the chair Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming (DMMP) under supervision of Bodo Manthey and is now a PhD student in the same group. 24 Mar 2017 - Best Paper Award at the IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Montana, USA The IEEE Aerospace conference is the biggest conference in the field of Aerospace Engineering in the world. Over 800 attendees from academia and industry come together every year in the beautiful place of Big Sky in Montana, USA. In this six day conference over 450 papers are presented. 20 Mar 2017 - Want to boost your education? Upcoming CELT workshops for UT lecturers: 7 Mar 2017 - ‘Vici’ grants for Marieke Huisman and Alexander Brinkman Two Twente researchers have won a Vici grant - worth €1.5 million each - from the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research): Professor Marieke Huisman and Professor Alexander Brinkman.