ADS Partner CWI design mathematical model for firefighters
If multiple stations are busy fighting a major fire, where should vehicles of other fire stations go to for optimal coverage? To answer this, the Fire Department Amsterdam-Amstelland joined forces with the CWI and Delft University of Technology.
The result is a mathematical model that enables firefighters to optimally (re)position. To be able to do so, the correct data are needed, such as areas where the fire risk is higher, the place of an incident and the number of vehicles that are deployed. The researchers then made an optimisation model that can calculate how the optimal coverage can be achieved.
ADS researcher, Rob van der Mei, R&D manager of CWI and a professor at VU Amsterdam, says: “This is a wonderful example of how the use of mathematical models leads to further improvement of the quality of emergency services, which could possibly save extra lives.”
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.