Announcing the winners of the 2022 eScience Center – Lorentz’s ‘Digital Twins’ Competition
11 Aug 2022 - 3 min
Cross-posted from the Lorentz Center
The proposals ‘The Dietary Digital twin (DDtwin)’ and ‘Digital Bastards for a Climate Resilient Delta’ are the winners of the eScience Center – Lorentz Competition on Digital Twins.
Earlier this year the Lorentz Center and the Netherlands eScience Center invited researchers to join the eScience Center – Lorentz Competition 2022 and apply for a leading-edge 5-day workshop on Digital Twins. The workshop will bring together researchers and experts from the academic community and the public/ private sector and will take place at the Lorentz Center in Leiden.
The theme for this year’s competition is Digital Twins. Digital Twins are virtual representations of real-world objects or systems. They typically use several coupled models, sometimes supported by machine learning, and are refined with real-time data. Combined with interactive analysis and visualization, digital twin technology enables new insights and scientific discoveries, allowing researchers and policy makers to run what-if scenarios that can help decision-making.
The field of competing plans this year was incredibly strong, so strong in fact, that this year, we have successfully secured resources for two winners. This year’s ‘twin’ laureates are:
Winner: Digital Bastards for a Climate Resilient Delta
- Dr. M. (Marjolijn) Haasnoot, Senior researcher Climate and Water at Deltares, Associate Professor at Utrecht University
- Dr. ir. R.W. (Rolf) Hut, Associate Professor, Water Management at TU Delft
- Dr. ir. S. (Stef) Lhermitte, Associate Professor Remote Sensing of Land Atmosphere interactions, Dept Earth & Environmental Sciences at KU Leuven
- Dr. ir. F.C. (Femke) Vossepoel, Associate Professor, Geoscience and Engineering at TU Delft
- Prof. dr. X. (Xiao Xiang) Zhu, Professor Data Science in Earth Observation at the Technical University of Munich
Winner: The Dietary Digital twin (DDtwin)
- Dr. Lydia Afman, Human Nutrition, Wageningen University
- Prof. Ilja Arts, Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio), Maastricht University
- Dr. Sarah Berry, King’s College London
- Dr. Alwine Kardinaal, Top Institute Food & Nutrition (TiFN)
- Prof. Natal van Riel, Computational Biology group at TU Eindhoven, and Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AMC)
- Dr. Ronald Visschers, Top Institute Food & Nutrition (TiFN)
We look forward to hosting these intriguing and challenging workshops next year!
The workshop ‘Your Dietary Digital twin (DDtwin)’ will be held from 13 to 17 February 2023 at the Lorentz Center’s Snellius venue in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The workshop ‘Digital Bastards for a Climate Resilient Delta’ will be held from 6 to 10 November 2023 at the Lorentz Center’s Snellius venue in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The Lorentz Center and the Netherlands eScience Center thank all applicants who took the time to submit their proposal. For more information about the eScience Center – Lorentz Competition and to stay connected about future opportunities, please visit the website or sign up to our newsletter.