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Online seminar: ‘How bytes help for bites in the Zero Hunger Lab’

The Zero Hunger Lab of Tilburg University aims to find solutions to the world hunger problem. Since 2011, a team of over 20 researchers and students have worked together with external stakeholders, such as the World Food Programme, the Dutch Foodbanks and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands, on research projects and knowledge building in this multidisciplinary lab. The work is mainly based on the use of data science to help ensure global food and nutrition security.  On Tuesday 17 May, Hein Fleuren and Marleen Balvert will share their vision, research, and impact of this lab during an online seminar especially for researchers of ENGAGE.EU partner universities. Hein Fleuren is co-founder of the Zero Hunger Lab and professor in the application of Business Analytics and Operations Research in practice. He has won the prestigious worldwide Franz Edelman Award twice: in 2012 with TNT Express and in 2021 with the World Food Programme. Marleen Balvert is assistant professor at Tilburg University and a member of Zero Hunger Lab. Her expertise lies in optimization and machine learning. Marleen works in interdisciplinary projects in bioinformatics, the medical field and food security.

The online seminar will consist of a lecture and an interactive part for discussion and connection.

You’re invited!Are you interested in how multidisciplinary research can help solve major societal challenges? Then join us on Tuesday, 17 May, from 3-4 pm CET via Zoom.  Please fill in the registration form below and you will receive the Zoom meeting details. Questions?If you have questions about this seminar, please contact our host, James Small via