Engineering Systems Foundations, Delft University of Technology

Frances Brazier

Frances Brazier

Title presentation: Challenging sustainability – role for ICT
Abstract: “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” is just one of the urban sustainable development goals of the UN Habitat. Take this as example. ICT has the potential to enable the type of citizen participation required to make this possible. Connectivity enables co-creation and self-organisation, system transformation and adaptation: all necessary requirements for our strive towards a sustainable world.
This presentation will focus on the design of self-organisation and empowerment in large scale social technical participatory systems: systems designed for empowerment, engagement and trust – for both resilience and sustainability – enabled by ICT!

About Frances Brazier
Frances Brazier is a full professor in Engineering Systems Foundations at the Delft University of Technology, as of September 2009, before which she chaired the Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems Group for 10 years within the Department of Computer Science at the VU University Amsterdam. She holds a MSc in Mathematics and a doctorate in Cognitive Ergonomics from the VU Amsterdam. Parallel to her academic career she co-founded the first ISP in the Netherlands: NLnet and later NLnet Labs. She is currently a board member of the NLnetLabs Foundation.