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Ibo van de Poel is Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek professor in ethics of technology at Delft University of Technology.

Ibo is an internationally renowned scholar in the philosophy and ethics of technology and particularly known for his work on value-sensitive design and responsible innovation, the ethics of disruptive technologies, and responsibility in engineering. A lot of his academic work takes place at the interdisciplinary intersection of philosophy, engineering, and science and technology studies (STS)

Ibo is fascinated by such questions as how to deal with values, responsibility and uncertainty in the design, development and operation of new technology.

Tristan de Wildt is postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology with a background in computer sciences.

Tristan works within the Department of Values, Technology & Innovation (VTI). His research concentrates on the development of text-mining (including probabilistic topic models) and simulation tools to support evaluations of the moral acceptability of technologies. Several of the methods he has developed have been published in international peer reviewed journals (

Tristan has previously worked as a consultant and has experience in multi-stakeholder process management.