Bio

Els van Daalen is associate professor at the Policy Analysis section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. After obtaining her PhD in mechanical engineering on the topic of validation of knowledge based systems, she joined the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management in 1994. She is involved in both teaching and research in the area of methods for systems analysis and systems engineering. Specific methods of interest are System Dynamics and serious gaming.

She has published on methodological issues as well as on applications of these methods. With regard to education, she has developed courses and programmes, and has taught and supervised students at all levels. She was the director of the faculty's educational programmes and member of the faculty's management team from 2007 until 2011. She is currently the acting chair of the Policy Analysis section.

research interest

  • System Dynamics.
  • Systems modelling.
  • Multi-actor systems.
  • Systems analysis and design.

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position

Associate professor at the Policy Analysis section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology

degrees

PhD in validation of knowledge based systems, Delft University of Technology
MSc in Mechanical Engineerin, Delft University of Technology

faculty

Technology, Policy and Management

Email

C.vanDaalen@tudelft.nl

Publications

Recent publications:

  • I.S. Mayer, C.E. van Daalen, P.W.G. Bots (2004). Perspectives on policy analyses: a framework for understanding and design. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 169-191.
  • P.W.G. Bots and C.E. van Daalen (2007). Functional design of games to support NRM policy development. Simulation & Gaming, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 512-532.
  • C.E. van Daalen, W.A.H. Thissen, A. Verbraeck and P.W.G. Bots (2009). Methods for the modelling and analysis of alternatives in A.P. Sage and W.B. Rouse (eds.), Handbook of Systems engineering and Management, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, Chapter 26.
  • C.E. van Daalen and P.W.G. Bots (2010). Using a systems perspective to design a problem solving process. Journal of Design Research. Volume 8, Issue 4, pp. 301-316.
  • G. Yucel and C.E. van Daalen (2012). A Simulation‐based Analysis of Transition Pathways for the Dutch Electricity System. Energy Policy. Volume 42, pp. 557-568.

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