VENI grant from NWO for Joachim Arts
July 18, 2016
Joachim Arts received a VENI grant from NWO for his proposal entitled: ‘Learning from degradation data: When to shut down public services?’ NWO veni grants are ‘targeted at outstanding researchers who have recently obtained their PhD. They are at the start of their scientific career and display a striking talent for scientific research.’ A short research description: unexpected failures of MRI-scanners, aircraft and other capital assets, are unsafe and expensive. Data about failures is therefore rare, but sensors are increasingly gathering real-time degradation data. These data are used to optimize maintenance and support for each system individually so that safety and cost performance improve.