Five groups of TU Delft students from the bachelor Computer Science, from the faculty EEMCS worked on a special AI & Energy project this year: they were given a real-world problem or challenge by an energy-related company for which they had to develop AI-related software. The goal was to develop software or prototypes that can actually be used by the companies. Last week they presented their results, with great success.

This opportunity for computer science students to work with energy companies was created because computer science and IT in particular are extremely important in the energy transition; “but too few people really understand both”, says Associate Professor on Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Mathijs de Weerdt, who also supervised some of the students.