Sandjai Bhulai (VU) will let Zombie Virus Loose at the Lowlands Festival

Sandjai Bhulai, Professor of Business Analytics at the VU, will let zombie virus loose at the Lowlands festival.

(In brief):

Bhulai is participating in a programme that allows scientists to use people at the Lowlands festival (18-20 August 2017) as ‘guinea pigs’. The aim of the programme is to bring science closer to the public.

The participants use an app on the festival grounds, which shows if there are zombies in the area. If the zombies are too close, the visitor is also infected, and they can also turn on others.

Very nice of course, but what can you do with such research?

“My field is analyzing data. For GGD Flevoland and RIVM, I use this information as a model of the spread of diseases… It is not a completely realistic representation of an epidemic. We will try to correct that in the model…” Sandjai Bhulai, Professor of Business Analytics at the VU.

The work is in collaboration with Maartje van Stralen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Sciences, VU, and Games for Health.

Full article available here (in Dutch)


Read More

  • Peter Boncz appointed ACM Fellow

    CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

  • Winners of the ADS Thesis Awards 2022

    The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!

  • Symposium in honor of Cees de Laat and Leon Gommans

    A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).