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About Bartel A Van de Walle

Bartel Van de Walle's research interests focus on the role of information and communication technologies in (humanitarian) crisis management.
Bartel Van de Walle is a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Information Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and visiting professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), Harbin Engineering University (China) and the Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. He is also a director on the board of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium.
He received his MSc and his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Ghent University (Belgium). His dissertation research was on decision support for individuals and groups, two areas which are still at the core of his current research interests.
These interests have lead him to work for various European or UN funded research and consultancy projects in Africa (Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, and South-Africa), the Middle East (occupied Palestinian territories and Jordan), China, Russia, as well as in several universities and research labs in Europe and the USA.

Bartel has published nearly 100 reviewed papers in proceedings of international conferences and journals. He has served as a reviewer, advisor or consultant for the American, Dutch and Flemish National Science Foundations, the European Commission, and the United Nations (ISDR, OCHA and WHO). Bartel received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship in 2005 for his research on threat rigidity and computer-mediated communication and decision making.
Bartel co-founded the international Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Community in 2004, and has since co-organized special sessions, tracks, international workshops, conferences and PhD Summer Schools in Europe, the USA and China. Bartel was elected founding chair of the Board of the ISCRAM Association, established as an international non-profit organization in Belgium in 2009.


Present Member of the Board of Directors, Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO
Present Associate Professor, Tilburg University

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