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Nadeem, A. (author)
Understanding the behavior of cyber adversaries provides threat intelligence to security practitioners, and improves the cyber readiness of an organization. With the rapidly evolving threat landscape, data-driven solutions are becoming essential for automatically extracting behavioral patterns from data that are otherwise too time-consuming to...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Gatidis, C. (author)
Precipitation is a profoundly important meteorological process and a crucial component of the water cycle. Thus, the continuous and reliable monitoring of precipitation at global scale is fundamental for scientific sectors such as numerical weather prediction and hydrology. However, accurately estimating precipitation, its type and intensity at...
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Aghaeian, S. (author)
H igh-temperature (HT) oxidation plays a significant role in various stages of the steelmaking process, including hot rolling. When exposed to high temperatures and oxygen partial pressure, the steel composition near the surface can be altered as alloying elements deplete. Additionally, the characteristics of the oxide scale, such as thickness...
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Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, Molood (author)
In society, institutions are the foundation that governs human behaviour through rules, norms, and regulations. The actions and interactions of individuals are shaped by these institutions, forming a cyclic system with numerous parameters and factors. Altering any of these factors, triggers the entire system to transition into a new state that...
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Taberna, A. (author)
Amid the Anthropocene, the escalating threat of flooding, driven by extreme rainfall and sea-level rise, challenges societies worldwide. In the last two decades, floods have impacted billions and inflicted colossal economic losses. Concurrently, the global trend towards urbanization predicts that by 2050, about 70\% of the global population will...
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van Winden, Brian (author)
Introduction<br/>Approximately 9 in 1000 children are born with congenital heart disease (CHD), of whom a quarter are classified as critical CHD (CCHD) and require an intervention within their first year. Monitoring these patients in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is crucial, yet with increasing amounts of data, detecting subtle...
master thesis 2024
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Tabone, W. (author)
This thesis explores how automated vehicles will interact with pedestrians in the urban environment through augmented reality technology. Nine distinct AR interfaces were designed, developed, and evaluated to assess how different design elements (symbols, text, colour) and distinct mappings of the AR (on the road, on the vehicle, or head-locked)...
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Colina Alonso, A. (author)
The world’s coasts and deltas offer a multitude of valuable ecosystem services, providing safety against flooding and economic benefits. Many of these systems are, however, under pressure by climate change and increasing human activities. Protecting these systems and preservation of their multiple functions requires a thorough understanding of...
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Hermans, Julien (author)
This thesis presents a data-driven design approach for emission reduction using bunker delivery notes (BDNs) to help support the revised IMO strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by international shipping close to 2050. This research supports the Horizon Europe’s Digital Twin for Green Shipping (DT4GS) project which focuses on...
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Shajahan, M.T. (author)
Dense suspension flows, both in the natural environment and industrial settings, are complex phenomena with significant implications. From rivers shaping landscapes to industrial processes involving slurry transport, these flows hold a prominent position in numerous sectors. This thesis delves into a specific facet of these intricate flows:...
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Nijholt, Vincent (author)
This research provides insight into ways to increase accessibility for Planned Special Events (PSEs) via discrete choice modelling. A special focus within this study is put into the AFAS AZ Stadium in Alkmaar. During the events held at the AFAS AZ Stadium disturbances are experienced by its visitors with regard to crowding levels and access...
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Weißhaar, Thaddäus (author)
Night trains benefit society in multiple ways. They are environmentally friendly, improve the accessibility of regions and are space-effective. Understanding traveller's preferences enables night train operators to improve night train services and harness societal benefits better. This study conducted a stated preference survey with 1031...
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Janissen, Jeroen (author)
Climate change poses a significant threat to global lifestyles, necessitating urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The Netherlands, committed to the Paris Climate Agreement, faces the challenge of meeting ambitious emission reduction targets set by the European Union's Fit for 55 initiative. However, the integration of...
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Waasdorp, Britt (author)
Angiogenesis, i.e. the formation of blood vessels from existing ones, plays a vital role in bone or wound healing. The expansion of vascularization facilitates the healing process through the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured site and through the removal of waste products. Clinical observations indicate that impaired angiogenesis...
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Nelemans, Peter (author)
Fully distributed hydrological models take into account the spatial variability of a catchment, and allow for assessing its hydrological response at virtually any location. However, these models can be time-consuming when it comes to model runtime and calibration, especially for large-scale catchments. Meanwhile, deep learning models have shown...
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Zheng, Qinyi (author)
Micro-indentation testing has shown great promise in extracting local mechanical properties of ductile metal materials. Although the relevant contact physics has been well revealed since the 19th century, interpreting the indentation data still poses many challenges at the application level. Regarding one of the mainstream methodologies for...
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Umans, Sachin (author)
Falling remains a large source of (traumatic) injuries and healthcare costs. Over the past years, different actuators have been developed in the field of wearable robotics to help prevent injuries from falling. To increase the wearability of these systems, the weight of power storage can be decreased with intermittent instead of continuous...
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Popi, George (author)
Nuclear power is increasingly seen as a potential solution to the decarbonization of the energy sector in the coming decades. However, one of the main causes of downtime for current-generation nuclear reactors is the phenomenon of Grid-To-Rod-Fretting (GTRF) inside the reactor core. This is predominantly caused by Fluid-Structure Interaction ...
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Nugnes, Vincenzo (author)
This paper presents a System of Systems Engineering approach to aircraft design. For this purpose, conventional design disciplines are coupled with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) defining a unique optimization problem. The proposed methodology is applied to design seaplanes for an on-demand transportation system connecting the Greek...
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Rutten, Jurriaan (author)
This thesis presents a novel approach to the pricing of green bonds, a growing segment in financial markets with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Unlike traditional financial instruments, green bonds uniquely incorporate environmental considerations, particularly carbon price (c_t), along with traditional factors like the short rate ...
master thesis 2024
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